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Greek White Bean Soup

Fasolada, Greek White Bean Soup Crete Style

“If you want to live a long life, eat like a Cretan” – says everyone I ask about the diet of Crete.   The island of Crete is the birthplace of the Mediterranean Diet, and where we first discovered its health benefits back in the 1960s. Their cuisine today is similar to what people have […]

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NFLD – The Common Disease No One is Talking About

Research shows 20-30% of American adults have Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NFLD).  Yes, you read that correctly. One in four (maybe even 1 in 3) American adults has NFLD. When 5% or more of your liver is full of fat you have NFLD.  Eating too much saturated fat (the kind that comes from animal products […]

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Italian eggplant from my garden

Rise of the Eggplant (not the emoji kind)

I am usually grateful one of my husband’s favorite hobbies is growing new and interesting foods in our garden, like heirloom tomatoes and peppers. We found these great Italian eggplant seeds a few years ago, and the eggplants that grew were so cute, flavorful and delicious we couldn’t believe it. Last year we didn’t grow enough, […]

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Girls Greek dancing

Dance With Me

I spent the last weekend at a Greek Dance competition. Yes, that is actually a thing. The same Greek dancing you see in the movies and at Greek Food Festivals. We get together to celebrate our faith, culture and heritage.  Kids and adults perform dances passed down from generation to generation in Greek villages, wearing […]

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