Tag: The Mediterranean Diet

Fennel, rocket and grapefruit salad

Fennel, rocket and grapefruit salad

A variation to a typical Sicilian salad this fenne, rocket and grapefruit salad oi fresh, delicious and great as an accompaniment to fish or as a starter. Perfect for the summer this fresh salad adds variety and nutrients to our diet. Perfect with fish like…

The healthy gourmet Greek salad

The healthy gourmet Greek salad

A nice and fresh tomatoes salad for the summer with the taste of sumac, olives, cucumber and shallots. A tasty variation to the classic Greek salad, that is great as side dish or even on its own for a light lunch. Sumac is a Middle…

Summer smoked mackerel salad

Summer smoked mackerel salad

This beautiful smoked mackerel salad is delicious, nutritious and ready in 5 min! It is perfect for a Summer meal, when you really don’t have time or don’t feel like cooking. The layered ingredients, herbs and seasonings used in this recipe, bring out lot of…

View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

Mediterranean pasta with tomatoes peppers and olives

Mediterranean pasta with tomatoes peppers and olives

I made this Mediterranean fusilli pasta with tomatoes peppers and olives, from some leftover roasted peppers that I had made for the  previous day, and some leftovers salad tomatoes.  This pasta was delicious, full of fibers and satisfying. It is perfect for a family meal…

Cannellini beans, sundried tomatoes and celery salad

Cannellini beans, sundried tomatoes and celery salad

Fresh but full of taste this cannellini, sundried tomatoes and celery sald is perfect for a light summer lunch or dinner. Suitable for vegans, this recipe is also gluten-free, dairy-free and nuts-free. Celery is low in calories but rich in fibers and has anti-inflammatory properties.…

View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

Italian eggs in tomatoes sauce and spinach

Italian eggs in tomatoes sauce and spinach

These Italian eggs in tomato sauce and spinach look like and Italian version of the classical Mediterranean shakshuka recipe,. They come served with with some garlic and chili spinach on a side to make a full meal. My mum used to love eggs and tomatoes…

Pappardelle with walnuts & spinach pesto

Pappardelle with walnuts & spinach pesto

This pappardelle with walnuts and spinach pesto are rich in proteins and lovely nutrients. Protein pasta like this gorgeous egg “pappardelle” is the perfect type of pasta to have with pesto, as it provides a more balanced carbs/proteins ratio, leaving you full and satisfied for…

Lemony spinach, Greek basil & walnuts pesto

Lemony spinach, Greek basil & walnuts pesto

The best of my pesto recipes so far, this lemony, Greek basil, spinach & walnuts pesto, is utterly delicious and absolutely easy to do. The Greek basil, brings a distinctive aroma, while the spinach, walnuts, lemon & extra-virgin olive oil, have great health benefits. Pesto’s…

3 healthy sweet treats ideas from a health coach

3 healthy sweet treats ideas from a health coach

One of the most difficult things when you are on a diet, or simply paying attention to what you eat, is dealing with those sudden and strong sweet or chocolate cravings. The trick is to have in mind some healthy treats, that are easy to…

Mackerel, celery, borlotti beans & spelt (farro) salad

Mackerel, celery, borlotti beans & spelt (farro) salad

Ready in less than 15min and delicious, this mackerel, borlotti beans & spelt salad recipe, is super filling and loaded with proteins and vegetables. This recipe is really balanced in its proteins, complex carbs and vegetables ingredients, to keep you fuller for longer and keep…

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

A delicious, comforting and decadent gluten-free Italian gnocchi recipe. Thyme infused, roasted Romano peppers, tomatoes, olive oil and feta cheese for this rich Mediterranean flavors dish, that will satisfy your palate.   Nutritional lowdown. Potatoes gnocchi have a slightly higher GI than pasta, so they…

View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

Sumac lentils & carrots stew

Sumac lentils & carrots stew

A delicious and comforting vegan recipe, perfect for a cozy night in. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free, this yummy stew is full of fibers and vegetable proteins. Perfect with a slice of crusty wholemeal bread or some quinoa for a gluten-free option. You may also like

Rocket, Parmesan and Walnut salad

Rocket, Parmesan and Walnut salad

This rocket, Parmesan and walnut salad is delicious and great as a starter or as an accompaniment of meats.  A tasty and nutrient-rich salad made with seasonal ingredients. Rocket is packed with nutrients, that support healthy detoxification pathways. Keep it in mind for this winter,…

Spaghetti with tomatoes, black olives and feta cheese

Spaghetti with tomatoes, black olives and feta cheese

Some days you need pasta! This spaghetti with tomatoes, black olives, and feta cheese recipe, pulls all the stops. A healthy pasta recipe, it is delicious, easy to make and light. SUSTAINABLE & LIGHT It can be made with leftover tomatoes and leftover crumbled feta…

How to make Italian tomato sauce

How to make Italian tomato sauce

This delicious and easy to make tomato sauce is traditionally made for pasta, but it can be used to give flavour  a host of different dishes, like fish, eggs, meats, and vegetables for an instant stew flavor. It can also be used with legumes like…

Potatoes and rocket frittata

Potatoes and rocket frittata

A very tasty and speedy potatoes and rocket frittata recipe, filling and great to use up vegetables leftovers. For this recipe, I used some “rocket, watercress and spinach” leftover salad leaves and some steamed potatoes that I had left from the day before. This frittata…

Tagliatelle with asparagus and leeks

Tagliatelle with asparagus and leeks

This easy to make and light and healthy tagliatelle with asparagus and leeks recipe, is full of spring vegetables just straight from the British garden. With its content of vegetables and only 65 g of egg pasta ( which is high in proteins), this dish…

View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

Serrano ham and spinach breakfast eggs

Serrano ham and spinach breakfast eggs

A healthier take on the typical English breakfast, great for a weekend brunch with this Serrano ham and spinach eggs recipe. The bacon has been substituted with the yummy Serrano ham, and the eggs are accompanied by some deliciously green garlic and chili spinach. The…

View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

The power of the Mediterranean Diet

The power of the Mediterranean Diet

A recent exchange on the social media with a few nutrition experts has prompted this post, as I realized that the Mediterranean Diet it is still misunderstood in its principles, also due to recent diets that claim to be inspired by it. First of all,…

Courgettes and peppers salad

Courgettes and peppers salad

A lovely and extremely versatile recipe, this courgettes and  yellow peppers salad can be used in a number of different ways. It can be made in advance and frozen, making it even more convenient and a time saver. Delicious, rich in fibers and a nice…