Diet

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 1st, 2011

Now that we are entering the month of Christmas, it is important to be reminded of the Rules of Calories. 1.   Whatever you are eating while no one is watching, does not contain any calories. 2.   When drinking a sugar free fizzy drink while eating a chocolate bar, the calories in the chocolate bar is […]

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You’ve heard me talking about the Mediterranean Diet many times. For those of you who are not familiar with this diet, this is the modern nutritional recommendation, inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of Crete which expanded to the remaining parts of  Greece  and followed by most of the countries of Southern Europe. The Mediterranean […]

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«A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses« -Hippocrates, Greek Physician (460 BC – 370 BC) I’ve decided to focus more on healthy recipes again and especially on the Medieterranean Diet. Although I am not strictly dieting […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 16th, 2010

Mpamies (okra) is a summer vegetable and can be very delicious if cooked properly.  When cooking fresh okra what I learned from my mother was to cut the stem around but without revealing the seeds.   After cutting it carefully that part is dipped in salt, and when all of them are done, they should […]

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Continue reading about Mpamies me liastes ntomates (Braised Okra with sun dried tomatoes)

Ivy on Απριλίου 14th, 2010

After Easter I’ve started watching my weight again and have been going to the gym everyday.  A few days ago when we went to the supermarket I found myself putting some low fat products in the cart, such as Dirollo cream cheese with 3% fat, which is similar to Philadelphia, myzithra also called anthotyro or […]

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  Living in Athens in an apartment is not easy to barbecue because we do not have the space to do this often.  I do have a small barbecue but we avoid using it as whenever we do, the smoke gets into the appartment, so I avoid using it.  Some times I use the oven […]

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Continue reading about Chicken Souvlakia and Makaronosalata me Kotopoulo (Pasta Salad with Chicken)

Ivy on Ιουλίου 24th, 2009

  Eating healthy or being on a diet does not necessarily mean that you should eat boring food.  I have been watching my diet and loosing weight just by eating a little bit healthier.    Maybe I have not lost many kilos but I am satisfied loosing 2 kilos a month, without being hungry. I […]

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Continue reading about Mpiftekia (Greek Feta Burgers) with Vlita and Garlicky Cucumber Salad

Ivy on Μαΐου 1st, 2008

It’s nearly summer here in Greece and I had made up my mind to start a diet after Easter and at last I am ready for it.However, you will still be seeing food which is not diet food but I have a lot of recipes I have prepared but not wrote about and of course […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

Homemade burgers are ideal for those who are on a diet provided the meat is lean and served with a salad.   All it needs is to squeeze some fresh lemon juice when they are still hot and  serve with a low-fat yoghurt sauce. There is a huge difference between homemade beefburgers, using good quality meat […]

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