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Cardiologist Promotes High-Fat Diet with Olive for Heart Patients

By |September 9th, 2016|Blog News|

If you were told to eat butter, coconut oil and olive oil every day as part of your heart-healthy diet, what would you think? Like most, you’d probably think it’s a crazy suggestion. After all, we’ve been indoctrinated for years on end that we should avoid fat for a healthy heart. However, according to cardiologist Aseem Malhotra, the nutrition facts [...]

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

By |September 9th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

8 ounces brown lentils 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 large carrot, chopped 1 onion, minced 1 quart water 1 pinch dried oregano 1 pinch crushed dried rosemary 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 bay leaves salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar, or to taste (optional) 1 teaspoon olive oil, or to [...]

Greek Style Fried Fish

By |September 8th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Cuisine: Greek Cooking Method: Pan-Fried Category: Entree Level: Medium Yield: Makes 4-6 servings. Ingredients: Olive oil, for frying 2 1/4 lbs. (1 kg.) whole bogue, red mullet, or other small fish, gutted and scaled 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, plus more for dredging 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 cup water 2 sprigs fresh rosemary Salt and [...]

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Better for Frying Fish

By |September 8th, 2016|Blog News|

Frying is a simple cooking method used in home and restaurant meal preparation worldwide. There are two types of frying, shallow frying and deep frying. Deep frying results in complete food immersion in fat. While shallow frying is a partial immersion of foods in a selected fat. Shallow frying is generally seen as the healthier option. Extra virgin olive oil [...]

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce (Keftedes me Saltsa Domata)

By |August 23rd, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Redolent of oregano and mint, these meatballs are served in northern Greece as a meze with fried potatoes or steamed rice. Get the recipe for Meatballs in Tomato Sauce (Keftedes me Saltsa Domata) » Redolent of oregano and mint, these meatballs are served in northern Greece as a meze with fried potatoes or steamed rice. SERVES 4-6 Ingredients 1 tbsp. dried [...]

Cardiometabolic Benefits of Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil in Type 2 Diabetics

By |August 23rd, 2016|Blog News|

Body weight, cholesterol, blood pressure (BP), glucose/insulin status and function, oxidative stress and inflammation are all cardiometabolic risk factors that can be influenced by an individual’s choice of dietary pattern. The Mediterranean diet(MedDiet) is considered one of the healthiest dietary patterns and is characterized by high consumption of vegetables, fruit, olive oil, nuts, seeds, fish and poultry. Currently, the world is [...]

Lemon and Olive Oil Sauce (Ladolemono)

By |August 22nd, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

This Greek version of lemon sauce is like a super-charged vinaigrette, but it's also a natural partner for grilled seafood. MAKES 3/4 CUP Ingredients 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp. dried oregano 1⁄2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Instructions Whisk together lemon juice, mustard, and oregano in a small bowl. While whisking, slowly [...]

Olympic Games & Olive Oil

By |August 22nd, 2016|Blog News|

There's something so thrilling about the Olympics that it’s hard not to be a huge fan. I've attended two summer Olympics – Los Angeles in 1984 and Barcelona in 1992 - and this year I'm taking my grandson, a collegiate swimmer, to the 2012 Olympics in London. While media coverage is bound to be extensive, I doubt that any sports reporters [...]

Benefits of Drinking a Spoonful of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Lose Weight

By |July 28th, 2016|Blog News|

Choosing extra virgin oil for a fat in your diet is a healthy choice. While some evidence exists that olive oil may be helpful in your weight-loss efforts, true weight loss requires a change in calorie intake. Consult your doctor to discuss healthy strategies and the use of extra virgin olive oil to help you lose weight. Drinking Extra Virgin [...]

Greek Spinach and Rice – (Greek Spanakokorizo)

By |July 28th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Ah the spanakorizo… This dish was a winter staple in our home. My mom would make it once a week, all winter long. She would usually accompany it with a small cheese pie (tiropitaki) or one or two Greek meatballs, and while you may think that as children we would hate it because of the spinach, it actually was a comfort [...]

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