So Tasty, So Simple, So Healthy, Sofrito

As 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. (more…)
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My Christmas & New Year’s eBook Is Out!

Who 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. (more…)
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Is This The Diet To End All Diets?

The only thing that has surprised me about the latest study on the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet is the media frenzy surrounding it. “Mediterranean Diet: The New Gold Standard?” asked Forbes.com, predicting that the study “will undoubtedly have a major effect in the field of nutrition and will influence lots of people to adopt some form of a Mediterranean diet.” (more…)
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Love Is The New Super-Food

Today I want to share with you my thoughts about food and love. I want to encourage you to associate food with love, and to seek not just physical nourishment but also emotional nurturance from your meals. Even more boldly, I exhort you to make love a key ingredient in your diet — not just on February 14 but also on the other 364 days of the year! (more…)
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Time To Dispel A Few Cancer Myths

While most of us are perfectly comfortable talking about life-threatening illnesses like heart disease and AIDS, cancer remains shrouded in myth and mystery. Many people refer to it as “The Big C” or “The C-Word,” as if fearing that merely pronouncing the word “cancer” might cause them to develop the dreaded disease. (more…)
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