News You Can Use: All About the Mediterranean Diet

It’s awesome news when we find out that foods we already love are also super good for us (and they miiiight even help you live forever)!

When this new study came out (and the NYTimes pimped it out) we couldn’t help but share the news–and our best Mediterranean Diet recipes with you guys!

It turns out that eating a diet full of fatty fish, nuts, seeds, tons of fresh fruits and veggies, plus plenty of good fats like extra virgin olive oil and avocado can prevent heart disease, heart attacks and strokes by up to 30%.  Like, whoa.

Robyn wrote awesome piece all about it for Seamless.com.  Did you know that she’s their national health consultant and official health coach?  We’re so proud!

Love yourself by cooking for yourself, {tweet that!} and start with these winning recipes this week!

Gorgeous Glazed Salmon

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You know when you have someone coming over and you really want to dazzle them with deliciousness but you just don’t have time to get all Julia Child and spend the day in the kitchen?  Yeah, we do too.  That’s why we have this ace in the hole of a recipe.  So simple to execute and it will impress your freind/ date/ in-laws/ boss every time!

White Bean Hummus996

Who doesn’t love hummus?  It works as a dip or spread, heck, we even throw a dollop on our veggies and grains!  The problem?  All those store bought ones can be full of chemicals and preservatives.  Did you know that making hummus at home only takes 5 minutes?  Yup!  Follow our basic recipe and feel free to switch up your bean from time to time.  No need to stay in the garbanzo box.  Branch out, friends!  Try it with cannelloni beans and let us know what you think in the comments! 
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This is one of our favorite go-to recipes because it’s so simple yet so flavorful.  Add in whatever veggies you have around (we suggest lots of tomatoes, onions, olives, avocados) and dig in.

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Recipe: Kristin McGee’s “Angels” Eggs

We are obsessed with this take on deviled eggs. Leave it to Kristin to come up with something so healthy, yummy and brilliant!  You have to try it asap and let us know what you think in the comments below…

 

 

 

 

 

Kristin McGee’s Angels Eggs

Yields: 4 servings

Time: 20-25 minutes

Directions

Place eggs in a single layer in pan (don’t pile them up) and cover with at least one inch of cold, salted water.

Bring the water to a boil over medium heat. As soon as it comes to a full boil, remove from heat and let stand.

Let the eggs stand in hot water for 15 to 17 minutes.

Meanwhile, make your hummus. Try this recipe!

Drain off the hot water and immediately cover with cold water and a few ice cubes to stop the cooking process.

Peel the eggs, then cut them in half. Scoop out the yolk and fill the space with hummus plus a sprinkle of parsley, paprika or chili powder.

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Recipe: White Bean Hummus

Who doesn’t love hummus?  It works as a dip or spread, heck, we even throw a dollop on our veggies and grains!  The problem?  All those store bought ones are full of chemicals preservatives.  Did you know that making hummus at home only takes 5 minutes?  Yup!  Follow our basic recipe and feel free to switch up your bean from time to time.  No need to stay in the garbanzo box.  Branch out, friends!  Try it with cannelini beans and let us know what you think in the comments below…

HCC White Bean Hummus

Servings: 4-6
Total time: 10 minutes

  • 1 can of white beans (cannellini or garbanzo beans)
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (optional)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Olive oil (to taste or desired consistency)


Directions

Put beans, lemon juice, tahini, garlic and salt in a blender or food processor and mix well, slowly adding in the water then olive oil until creamy.

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