Menu of Easter region by region

Mediterranean Diet today presents  the EASTER. The important day is coming, it is time to devote our attention to the  lunch waiting Italian people, from  Val d'Aosta to Sicily: region by region easy recipes for Easter lunch. And if, obviously, you cannot achieve them all, you can at least brag with friends to know some recipies, involving them, incidentally, just this question: "Who among the members of our family knows best the Easter traditions of different regions?". Good reading, ...

How to cook artichokes

Today your advisors  of Mediterranean Diet present you the best way to cook the artichokes: " Artichokes alla Giudia" We think that the best way to cook artichokes is to cook them in the same way that most restaurants in Rome cook. We don't speak about stuffed artichokes but deep fried artichokes "alla Giudia" . After cooking artichokes in ths way, the result is a tender inside, with crunchy, nutty, deep golden brown leaves that look like a sunburnt chrysanthemum. This is a  specia...

Fig Recipes

Today Mediterranean Diet present you some information about the healthy properties of figs and two fig recipes. PROPERTIES The fig plant (Ficus carica is its scientific name)  belonging to the family Moraceae, has ancient origins  – in the middle east; the plant can reach the ‘height of eight meters and is divided into two main types: one produces the early figs that ripen in early spring or, at most, at the end of summer and the other produces so-called normal figs coming instead ...

Easy rice recipe

Today your advisors s of Mediterranean Diet present you an easy rice recipe Risotto all'isolana Recipe Type: Rice Cuisine: Veneto Author: Meddiet Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 35 mins Ingredients For 4 people 320 g Vialone Nano 7 dl meat broth (well degreased) 150 gr. pork loin lean (if fat will blanched before use) 150 gr, lean veal 40 gr butter 50 gr. grated parmesan 20 gr. butter and Parmesan separately ground cinnamon 1 ...

The use of the hop

Today your advisors  of Mediterranean Diet present you some invaluable  advice on the use of the hop. The history of hop The Sumerians and the CHINESE MEDICINE knew the therapeutic properties of the hops. They used it as a digestive remedy and for the treatment of leprosy, tuberculosis, dysentery and intestinal diseases. In our culture only from the twelfth century, the plant is a "remedy of melancholia" for its aperitif, cleansing, laxative and worming. In 1500 at the time of the ...

Dandelion Benefits

We all know dandelion... how many times have we walked in the meadows and have we taken this flower blowing it in the face of a friend, but few knows the dandelion benefits. His name DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale) comes from the greek "remedy," "healing" and is a native of Eurasia and is one of the most common weeds in Italy. The Common Dandelion belongs to the Asteraceae family Composite and spring gives us the flowering meadows of a beautiful yellow, intense and smiling, as if to announce, ...

Vegan millet croquettes

Today your advisors of vegetarian diet present you: Vegan millet croquettes For those who wonder how croquettes can be made avoiding potatoes and eggs. Besides, a smart recipe to use leftover vegetables in an original way that will tease children as well. Though not very common in the Italian tradition, millet is a gluten free grain rich in vegetarian proteins and fibers. It’s also a good source of magnesium, potassium, copper and phosphorus. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: ...

Cheese and a low carb diets

Today your advisors s of Mediterranean Diet present you:  Cheese and a low carb diets Although some dairy products like milk and yogurt are high in carbs, the fermentation process required to produce cheese significantly reduces the amount of carbohydrates it contains to make it suitable for a low carb diet. If you are also trying to increase your protein intake, some types of cheeses may be better options to add to your low carb diet to help you meet your macronutrient goals. Highest ...

Extra virgin olive oil

Today the team of Mediterranean Diet presents you the characteristic of extra virgin olive oil. In details we analyze the  differences between extra virgin olive oil and seed oil and between a good oil and a bad one. Many people spend 100 euro for a bottle of wine that lasts an hour and a few euro for a bottle of oil that lasts a month. The oil is fat at a pure state, for this reason there are no light oils and heavy oils in the sense of the term. Each oil develops 900Kcal per 100g of ...

Uova alla diavola

Dieta Mediterranea ti presenta oggi… Uova alla diavola Storia: L’uovo è sempre stato l’emblema di vita nuova, la metafora della rinascita dei corpi e della natura. Già gli Egiziani allevavano i polli e avevano inventato un sistema di incubazione artificiale delle uova, come testimonia lo storico greco Diodoro Siculo nella narrazione di un suo viaggio in Egitto e Varrone, nella sua opera “Rerum rusticarum libri”. I Cartaginesi mangiavano uova di struzzo, i Greci uova di ...