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How To Clean and Store Strawberries

How To Clean and Store Strawberries

Strawberries are coming into their peak flavor at this time of year. The best way to clean strawberries — or any berries — is to fill a large bowl with cool water, place the berries in a colander and dip them in the water bath. This helps to prevent bruising on the...

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Upside Down Martini

Upside Down Martini

Love the look of a martini but can’t deal with all that gin? Here’s one of our favorite cocktail recipes that reverses the ingredients. Introducing the Upside Down Martini. Credit for this concoction goes to Dale DeGroff, a.k.a. King Cocktail. Mr. DeGroff is one of...

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How To Save Money When Food Shopping

How To Save Money When Food Shopping

Food is outrageously expensive right now. I’m sure you’re feeling the pain at the checkout counter. We all are. I’m going to give you some tips to save money food shopping that do not involve clipping coupons or living off instant ramen noodles — although you can do...

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Holiday Gift Guide for Mediterranean Diet Lovers

Holiday Gift Guide for Mediterranean Diet Lovers

It's that time of year when we are searching for holiday gifts while at the same time are starting to think about our New Year's resolutions. Our holiday gift guide for Mediterranean diet lovers can solve both problems. The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest...

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Vin Brulé – Simplified Mulled Wine

Vin Brulé – Simplified Mulled Wine

I love mulled wine at holiday time. This simple recipe for Vin Brulé is easy and fun to make. It only has a few ingredients but it has a powerful flavor. Take care when making it though. You set it aflame just before serving. Don't let things get out of hand. It's a...

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Spring Clean Your Diet

Spring Clean Your Diet

Spring is about renewal and fresh starts. Let the fruits and vegetables of the season inspire you to reboot for spring and get excited about a new season. Let's spring clean your diet. 10 Tips To Spring Clean Your Diet 1. Explore the fruits and vegetables of the...

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The Grace Cocktail

The Grace Cocktail

A few years ago, we wrote a book about cocktails. We included our favorite cocktail recipes from over the years, and wanted to introduce a special cocktail designed specifically for the book. Our goal was to make the drink somewhat healthy and to include gin. Thus,...

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I Wrote a Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

I Wrote a Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

I wrote a Mediterranean diet cookbook! It’s been months in the making, but I can finally tell you all about my cookbook, The Big Book of Mediterranean Diet Cooking. This book is huge. It is over 300 pages, and contains 200 tasty recipes all written and tested by me....

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Mediterranean Diet Pyramid

Mediterranean Diet Pyramid

The Mediterranean diet pyramid, as you can see in the picture above, puts emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, herbs, spices, and healthy fats, especially extra virgin olive oil. These foods should be consumed every day. A traditional...

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About Us

The Mediterranean diet is all about gorgeous, seasonal food shared with family and friends. As Federico Fellini once said, “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” So come join us for a little magic and lots of pasta.