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Unlike other diets with strict rules and hard laws, the Mediterranean diet encourages you to eat more whole foods from the entire food pyramid without sacrificing taste or your health. Incorporating all the traditional healthy living habits of people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea has never been easier. Mediterranean recipes include lots of vegetables, legumes, whole grains, breads, fruits, nuts, seeds, and olive oil, as well as plenty of fish, poultry, and small amounts of red meat. By focusing on what goes into your body and consuming only fresh, unprocessed, and unrefined foods that are (usually) low in trans fats, you can live a healthier lifestyle without cutting out your favorite foods.
Mediterranean food is not just really good for you, it is also really delicious to eat and pretty to look at. Encompassing the culinary traditions and cultures of all the countries that border the Mediterranean waters, this is convivial food that suits the climate and the pace of life, consisting largely of lots of little dishes made out of tantalizing and delicious local specialties—from grilled fish to delicate filled pastries, tasty stews, and fresh produce combined into salads. This is food that will enliven even the most jaded palate, where the key is always variety to satisfy even the hungriest diner.
1000 recipes are just the start of your culinary adventures. Most recipes offer additions and substitutions for people that like changing their favorite dishes around from time to time. Recipes for Antipasti, meze, tapas, salads, breads, pizzas, vegan and vegetarian delights, pasta, poultry, seafood, desserts, fruit, and more are all included, plus classic recipes for tzatziki, arancini, hummus, falafel, gazpacho, pizzettes, focaccia bread, plus these delicious meals for entertaining friends and family (or just yourself):
- Italian Risotto with Scallops
- Pumpkin Gnocchi with Butter & Sage
- Salad Niçoise
- Lamb Moussaka
- Easter Pie
- Lobster Florentine
- Scalloped Potatoes with Prosciutto
- Classic Spanish Tortilla
- Almond Ice Cream
- and more mouth watering food!
Whether you are trying to lose weight, eat healthy, or connect with the culture of your ancestors, 1000 Mediterranean Meals is here to guide you.
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The Mediterranean diet
It is a well-known fact that the Mediterranean diet incorporates all the traditional healthy living habits of people from the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It includes lots of vegetables, legumes, whole grains, breads, fruits, nuts, seeds, and olive oil, as well as plenty of fish, poultry, and small amounts of red meat.
Marinated Manchego with Peppers & Cumin
Marinating cheese might seem odd, but smooth manchego is complemented deliciously by the piquant cumin and peppers.
Tomato & Basil Soup
This refreshing cold tomato and basil soup makes a perfect lunch dish on a hot summer’s day. It goes especially well with crostini and pesto.
Pesto Focaccia with Mozzarella
Focaccia is an Italian staple serve it as a tear-and-share bread with dips, use for sandwiches, or top with cheese, tomato and pesto.
Griddled Halloumi with Lemon Vinaigrette
The salty flavor of griddled halloumi cheese is perfect against the backdrop of a lovely fresh, crisp salad with a very garlicky salad dressing that gives the whole dish real zing.ke.
This very filling, rustic risotto uses delicious Italian sausages and is a great family favorite.
Serve this flavorful Greek dish with hunks of crusty bread for soaking up the sauce.
Sicilian Stuffed Swordfish Rolls
This Sicilian dish, known as involtini di pesce spada, is a really wonderful way to enjoy this very typical local fish. These swordfish rolls are equally delicious served at room temperature or piping hot.
White Chocolate & Raspberry Semifreddo
The name of this classic dish means semi-cold, meaning an ice cream that is softer than normal. This is due to the addition of alcohol, which slows down the freezing process. Because you can’t make a semifreddo without adding alcohol, this makes it a grown-up dessert.