Tag: Mediterranean diet

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Artichokes: An Ancient Greek Remedy

Artichokes are a 3,000-year-old detox secret, highly prized over the centuries for its potent medicinal properties. The Ancient Greeks valued this rare, edible blossom that it was known as ‘food for the Gods’ and reserved for the aristocratic alone. Modern research confirms just how right ancient healers were about the medicinal powers of this thorny, armoured vegetable with the sweet, sensual heart.

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The Ancient, Sacred Olive Tree of the Acropolis that Never Dies

For over 2,500 years, the olive tree of the Acropolis has remained a worthy symbol of Athens, an undying and ancient representation of prosperity, peace, hope, and resurrection. Planted by the Goddess Athena herself, as Greek mythology would have it, the tree has suffered many fires and mutilations as invaders have come and gone. But a sprig was always saved to be planted later.

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“The Mediterranean diet is the BEST diet to cure PCOS, achieve weight loss AND keep it off”- Dr Terry Simpson MD, weight loss surgeon

Dr Terry Simpson is an expert in Culinary Medicine (a new discipline in the medical field) and is a big believer in the Mediterranean Diet as a FIRST step to try and address the symptoms of being overweight, being obese and PCOS. His motto is, “you gotta be able to cook, otherwise losing weight will be near impossible”. Watch the interview here.

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Ikaria: The New Meze Bar Bringing the Greek Islands to Australia’s Iconic Bondi Beach

“Ikaria’s philosophy mirrors the Greek Islands’ approach of adding life to our years, instead of trying to add years to our lives.” Despite being currently unable to travel overseas, Australians are still able to escape to Ikaria as new Greek meze bar opens in Bondi Beach, bringing good food and great times with a distinctly Mediterranean atmosphere and island holiday vibe.

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Barra-Masalata with Roast Vegetable Crisps recipe

Usually served as part of a meze platter with lots of pita breads or bread, taramasalata is a very popular Greek dip throughout the year. Here however, in a salty take on the traditional taramasalata, we present to you ‘barra-masalata’, using barramundi in place of roe which is the key ingredient of the original dish.