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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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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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Romance, Date Nights and You!

Romance, Date Nights and You!

In the movie Date Night actors Tina Fey and Steve Carrell are a married couple stuck in a rut with their date nights because they go to the same restaurant and eat the same meal. If I could offer them advice on how to prevent this it would be to keep the romance fresh by […]

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