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Easy & Delicious Mediterranean Baked Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Easy & Delicious Mediterranean Baked Zucchini and Yellow Squash

  Delicious Mediterranean Baked Zucchini and Yellow Squash I volunteer in a community organic garden and our weekly harvest included some beautiful squash. Squash dishes remind me of my grandmothers from the Mediterranean who cooked squash often when in season! This can be made with or without dairy. 3 to 5 pieces of a combination […]

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Crete – Under the Grecian Sun, Romantic Food & Travel Journey

Crete – Under the Grecian Sun, Romantic Food & Travel Journey

“CYNTHIA DADDONA SKILLFULLY HOSTS THIS ROMANTIC CULINARY-TRAVEL JOURNEY & HER IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDIC TALENTS ALSO SHINE THROUGH MAKING FOR A VERY ENTERTAINING PROGRAM!–HELLENIC JOURNAL

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(VIDEO): California Premiere Party Celebrating the Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network

(VIDEO): California Premiere Party Celebrating the Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network

       I drove down from Santa Barbara, California to Orange County for a premiere party for the 2nd Great Food Truck Race that is airing Sunday nights at 9/8c on the Food Network. This second season has special meaning to me because my little sister Nicole is on the Seabirds Food Truck from Costa Mesa, […]

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Delicious, Healthy and Romantic Mediterranean Date Nights (VIDEO)

Delicious, Healthy and Romantic Mediterranean Date Nights (VIDEO)

I’ve found that delicious and healthy Mediterranean meals with quality time at the table definitely contribute to my happy and healthy marriage. Each week, my husband and I take turns planning our weekly date nights. I’m lucky that he can cook, too!…

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Award-Winning Horta (Greek Greens) Recipes

Award-Winning Horta (Greek Greens) Recipes

Recipes for Classical Horta & Horta with a Mediterranean Twist By Cynthia Daddona Photo by RomancingTheTable.com Dark Leafy Greens are an important part of the Mediterranean Diet. Research that began on the Greek Island of Crete in the 1940’s and later included the rest of the Mediterranean, determined that the Mediterranean Diet contributes to living […]

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Yia Yias (Greek grandmothers) and Horta (Greek Greens)

Yia Yias (Greek grandmothers) and Horta (Greek Greens)

Watch this video filmed in Santa Barbara and Crete that includes how to make my award-winning horta recipe! Eating a consistent amount of greens – raw and lightly cooked or steamed can help you live a longer life! I now realize this is what contributed to the longevity of my Mediterranean relatives. Greens are a […]

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AphFoodite™ in Crete on Romance & the healthy Mediterranean diet & lifestyle VIDEO.

AphFoodite™ in Crete on Romance & the healthy Mediterranean diet & lifestyle VIDEO.

Check out this video I did as AphFoodite™ – the Greek goddess of food, romance and love – that was filmed in Crete. What brought us to Crete? My husband Jim and I were delighted when the Pan-Cretan Association of America (through the Greek Trade Office and the Greek National Tourist Organization) invited us on […]

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[VIDEO] Cynthia Explores Community Shared Agriculture in California

[VIDEO] Cynthia Explores Community Shared Agriculture in California

Cynthia enjoys her Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) organic produce at Fairview Gardens in Santa Barbara…

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[Video] Romantic, Greek Culinary Memory in Mykonos, Greece

[Video] Romantic, Greek Culinary Memory in Mykonos, Greece

During the course of one’s lifetime we will all have eaten many meals whether alone or with others. Some which are ordinary and others quite special. The mere scent and taste of a certain food or even a photo can transport us back to a wonderful food memory which includes the people, the food and […]

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