Monthly Archives: March 2013

Food for Greeks is a vehicle for communication

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 TEDxAthens 2012 Talks – Diane Kochilas To watch the speech click here Chef, author, and mom Diane Kochilas discusses life lessons from Ikaria, the “Blue Zone” island of longevity, where her family is from. From her experiences over 40 years …

Mediterranean diet ‘cuts strokes and heart attacks in at-risk groups’

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Research shows diet can reduce risk for people who smoke, have type 2 diabetes or exhibit other unhealthy characteristics Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in either extra-virgin olive oil or nuts cuts by 30% the chances of those at risk …

Sunflower seeds

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Under the touch of the Greek sun The sunflower took its name by the translation of the Greek words “helios” for sun, and “anthos” for flower, reflecting on its solar appearance. Sunflower seeds are the gift of the beautiful sunflower, …

Lamb

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Chopped or on the spit, deliciously Greek! Lamb is the meat from young sheep that are less than one year old. Its lean and high in protein meat is very healthful and extremely delicious, having a very tender and buttery …

Sage

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Nature’s wisdom This Mediterranean native herb has been held in high regard throughout history both for its culinary and medicinal properties. The soft, yet sweet savory flavor of sage along with its wonderful health-promoting qualities has made it indispensable in …

Spirulina

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The superfood of Northern Greece Perhaps, up today you may had thought that it is a kind of pill, but in fact, Spirulina is an edible seaweed, that can be cultivated and consumed as food by humans and animals. Spirulina …