1000 Mediterranean Meals
By Valentina Harris
2020 • Chartwell Books
1000 Mediterranean Meals brings recipes from Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Egypt, Turkey, France, Morocco, Lebanon, and other Mediterranean nations straight to your dinner table!
Unlike other diets with strict rules and hard laws, the Mediterranean diet encourages you to eat more whole foods from the entire food pyramid without sacrificing taste or your health. Incorporating all the traditional healthy living habits of people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea has never been easier. Mediterranean recipes include lots of vegetables, legumes, whole grains, breads, fruits, nuts, seeds, and olive oil, as well as plenty of fish, poultry, and small amounts of red meat. By focusing on what goes into your body and consuming only fresh, unprocessed, and unrefined foods that are (usually) low in trans fats, you can live a healthier lifestyle without cutting out your favorite foods.
Mediterranean food is not just really good for you, it is also really delicious to eat and pretty to look at. Encompassing the culinary traditions and cultures of all the countries that border the Mediterranean waters, this is convivial food that suits the climate and the pace of life, consisting largely of lots of little dishes made out of tantalizing and delicious local specialties--from grilled fish to delicate filled pastries, tasty stews, and fresh produce combined into salads. This is food that will enliven even the most jaded palate, where the key is always variety to satisfy even the hungriest diner.
1000 recipes are just the start of your culinary adventures. Most recipes offer additions and substitutions for people that like changing their favorite dishes around from time to time. Recipes for Antipasti, meze, tapas, salads, breads, pizzas, vegan and vegetarian delights, pasta, poultry, seafood, desserts, fruit, and more are all included, plus classic recipes for tzatziki, arancini, hummus, falafel, gazpacho, pizzettes, focaccia bread, plus these delicious meals for entertaining friends and family (or just yourself):
Italian Risotto with Scallops
Pumpkin Gnocchi with Butter & Sage
Scalloped Potatoes with Prosciutto
Classic Spanish Tortilla
Almond Ice Cream
and more mouth watering food!
Whether you are trying to lose weight, eat healthy, or connect with the culture of your ancestors, 1000 Mediterranean Meals is here to guide you.
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