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 [...]

Greek Salad (Horiatiki)

By |July 27th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

This refreshing salad takes on various guises in Greece depending on what vegetables are in season, but it almost always features feta and a dusting of dried oregano. SERVES 2 Ingredients 2 tbsp. roughly chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish 2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into 1 1⁄2" pieces 1 small cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced crosswise into 1⁄4" pieces [...]

Five olives a day keeps the doctor away ?

By |July 27th, 2016|Blog News|

When it comes to illness, pharmaceuticals may have their place, but when speaking of prevention of illness – or better yet long-life vitality – well, Nature has her own pharmacopoeia. Berries, spices, herbs, fruits and vegetables are the medicines that Hippocrates prescribed over two thousand years ago. A body well supported in daily nutrition, proper rest and adequate exercise has [...]

Octopus and pasta bake (Htapodi me makaronaki)

By |July 26th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

INGREDIENTS: 2 octopuses, total weight about 1 - 1/12 kilos cleaned. 1/2 cup  cup extra virgin olive oil 2 large onions, sliced 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 fresh red or green chilli, seeded and thinly sliced 1 —2 bay leaves 1 tsp dried oregano 1 piece of cinnamon stick 2-3 grains allspice (optional) 1 glass red wine 30ml or 2 tbs [...]

The olive oil legend says …

By |July 26th, 2016|Blog News|

According to the tradition and the legends the olive tree has symbolic value. The most common and interesting legend derives from Greek mythology. It is said that Zeus, the father of all Gods, promised to gift peninsula of Attica to the goddess that would bring to him the most valuable and useful present. Competitors to this challenge were Poseidon, the [...]

Why the Mediterranean diet just may be the most delicious meal plan yet

By |July 25th, 2016|Blog News|

Olives and olive oil, fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, nuts, legumes, fresh fish and seafood, lean meats, cheese and yogurt and red wine. This may sound like the grocery list for a delicious dinner party (and you wouldn’t be wrong), but these foods are also the staple components of the Mediterranean diet. A 2013 observational study conducted by Harvard [...]

Authentic Greek Fava recipe (Yellow Split Peas Puree)

By |July 25th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

A delicious traditional veggie dish straight from the island of Santorini! Creamy and super tasty, the perfect starter for a cold winters day. If you’ve been looking for a fava recipe that actually tastes like the one served in Greece, then you have to try this authentic Greek fava recipe. Serve as a delicious appetizer or dip with a drizzle [...]

Here are five of the most important compounds that make extra virgin olive oil a veritable cocktail of health.

By |July 22nd, 2016|Blog News|

Extra virgin olive oil constitutes the main source of fat in the Mediterranean diet. Because it is produced without heat or industrial refining, all the antioxidants and vitamins in the fruit remain intact. Extra virgin olive oil is one reason people following the Mediterranean diet live long and healthy lives. Here are five of the most important compounds that make extra virgin olive [...]

Taramasalata recipe (Greek Fish Roe dip or Taramosalata)

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

Creamy, smooth and absolutely delicious! A traditional Taramasalata recipe (or Taramosalata) made from fish roe, olive oil, lemon juice, grated onions and bread. Simply delicious! 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, but especially on Shrove Monday, the first day of the [...]

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