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A Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet

It is a fact that people who live in countries surrounding the Mediterranean have a longer than average life span. According to mayoclinic.com, “Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. In fact, an analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults demonstrated that following a Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of death from heart disease and cancer, as well as a reduced incidence of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.”  Continue reading

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Best Brunch Menu!

I have strong memories of spring brunches at my parents’ house with wonderful smells coming from the kitchen.  Trying to enjoy the smell of spring flowers, freshly growing grass and having some down-time on a Sunday.   Many of our brunch get-togethers had a menu of quiche, fresh squeezed orange juice, asparagus and spring mix salad.  The March issues of eating Well and Cooking Light Magazines give great alternative ideas for variations on this theme. Continue reading

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