Posts Tagged 'Mediterranean'

Foodie Friday: 4 Ways Hummus is Our Mediterranean Dream

It’s always exciting to see a formerly misunderstood food enjoy its moment in the spotlight. We’ve seen it happen with healthy staples like brussels sprouts and kale, ingredients formerly relegated-to-breakfast-only like bacon and yogurt, and less-familiar ethnic flavors like sriracha and curry. And this year, according to some influential voices in the food scene, is the year that a certain Mediterranean bean dip has gotten everyone humming. Today, we celebrate hummus, whether dip, spread, or sandwich-filling, in all its tangy, savory, garlicky glory.

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Foodie Friday: Get Fat! Dietary Fat as the New Healthy Food Trend

Good fats diet (avocado, dry fruits and oil)

If you browsed supermarkets in the 1990s, chances are you remember the popularity of low-fat diet foods (think fat-free frozen yogurt, reduced fat pastries, and egg-whites-only omelettes). Fearing diet-related ailments like heart disease and weight gain, many health-conscious consumers spent years eschewing full-fat versions of their favorite pantry staples and indulgent treats.

The problem? Sacrificing fat often meant also stealing away important nutrients—and adding in unhealthy amounts of added sugars, chemicals, and preservatives. Today, we take a look at 3 reasons why today’s foodies welcome the re-emergence of fat as a flavorful and satisfying aspect of a well-rounded diet. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Go Nuts, It’s National Pistachio Day!

Turkish nut and phyllo pastry dessert, baklavaIt seems that the heyday of the almond may be coming to a close while another healthy, delicious nut rises in the ranks of food trends and the national appetite. The pistachio’s day has come: specifically, today—which is its very own food holiday.

Maybe it’s the salty-sweet flavor, the satisfying ritual of cracking that shell apart, or the nutritional benefits packed into each of these little snack staples, but America is going nuts for pistachios. Today, we’ll take a closer look at this green beauty and what makes it worth celebrating.

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