There’s been a huge interest in the Mediterranean lifestyle of late. Did you see the documentary a while back about an island in Greece where the people are living into their 90’s and living well?
During the last couple of weeks I’ve been writing about the Mediterranean diet and it’s wonderful benefits.
Recently the Bloomberg Global Health Index announced Italy as the healthiest country in the world! Despite the struggling economy in this country, they have continued to value healthy eating!
Quite possibly many people have grown up with meat being the foundation of their meals and just a little bit of greenery on the side.
For some it may have been bangers with mash and maybe a serve of beans or peas; for others it could have been roast lamb, lots of potatoes and a little broccoli. And as I write this, I can hear my son in laws cheering for the concept of consuming lots of meat morning, noon and night!
Let me be honest with you - I would give anything for a holiday travelling around Europe exploring the many diverse flavours it has to offer, the history each country has been built on and the cultures that define each group of people, but right now I have too much going on in my own backyard to even consider such a thing! So what does a Greek Aussie who loves discovering new flavours, new places and new connections go? Melbourne of course!
On our way to Greece - our aunty seeing us off - mum is on the far left, dad is on the far right and kids in between!
Growing up eating a Mediterranean diet, I always loved pouring olive oil on my bread and eating it by the buckets load. I suppose for those growing up eating an Aussie diet, butter was the equivalent to our olive oil.
We’ve just hit the spring season and I couldn’t be happier! I don’t know about you, but I am glad to see the back of winter! Although, we can’t really complain in Australia about cold weather; in some parts of the world, our winter is as warm as their summers. Notice how suddenly everything looks…well,...
Hands up if you are dreaming of kicking back on a Greek Island, sipping on your favourite drink and soaking in the warm and welcoming sun glistening off the calm waters of the Mediterranean sea? Well, Australia is not the warmest of places right now and as this cold weather keeps plummeting down to below...