“Healthy Indulgence” Is Not An Oxymoron: A Valentine’s Treat

Choc-cherry clafoutis 11 croppedI wish delicious food weren’t regularly described as “decadent,” “sinful,” “indulgent,” a “guilty pleasure” or even (generally in the context of chocolate) as “death-by [insert killer food name here].”

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How The Mediterranean Diet Can Cut Your Cancer Risk

World Cancer Day logoAs World Cancer Day rolls around again, it’s striking – and frankly, more than a little dispiriting for us cancer educators – to see how little people know about the disease. Not about the actual disease – for cancer is a complex condition that baffles even researchers and oncologists – but about the risk factors that influence whether we get cancer or not.

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So Tasty, So Simple, So Healthy, Sofrito

sofritoAs readers of Zest for Life know, rare is the recipe of mine that doesn’t start with a chopped onion sautéed in olive oil with some minced garlic. Once the onion is translucent I’ll add tomatoes, thyme and bay leaf, cook it another 15 minutes and there you have it: Spanish sofrito.

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My Christmas & New Year’s eBook Is Out!

KindleCOVER_2013Who doesn’t want to have their (Christmas) cake and eat it too? Especially if the cake is gluten-free and Paleo-compatible!

I’ve just published a recipe collection for the festive season: Modern Mediterranean: Christmas and New Year. By following the Modern Mediterranean diet, you can enjoy sumptuous Christmas and New Year’s meals without piling on the pounds. And when the holiday season is over, you can continue enjoying these nourishing dishes throughout the winter months.

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Nuts protect heart, keep you slim & help you live longer

Mediterranean diet nutsThe Mediterranean Diet got another boost last week when a major new study showed that regular nut consumption — a key feature of Mediterranean eating patterns — helps you live longer.

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