The Mediterranean diet is not just about food, but also about a lifestyle that has proven to be beneficial in reducing disease. Accordingly, The Good Life! Mediterranean Diet Cookbook introduces healthy and nutritious eating patterns, as well as also the day-to-day practices of the people of the Mediterranean.
Dorothy Calameris, bestselling author of The Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Action Plans, grew up eating the Mediterranean foods of her Greek-American family long before doctors were recommending it as a heart-healthy “diet. Buttery olives, creamy yogurt, and colorful vegetables were staples of everyday meals, while roasted meats, wine, and sweets were enjoyed in moderation. Today Dorothy realizes how good life was back then and how vital it is to make the right food choices now.
With simple recipes that use affordable, easy to find ingredients, it’s easier than ever to bring the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet to your table every day of the week!
- Stay focused with recipes that adhere to the core principles of the Mediterranean diet eating
- Stress less by making recipes ahead of mealtime for healthy heat-and-eat options
- Get creative when cooking for those with allergies by following tips for allergen-friendly options
- Shop smarter with Dorothy’s advice for buying and storing Mediterranean diet essentials
- Savor each moment as you slow down your busy life and practice the Mediterranean diet’s low-stress lifestyle
Dorothy Calimeris brings a lifetime of experience cooking delicious, Mediterranean foods that are easy to enjoy, as well as heart-healthy. These quick, easy to make recipes are based on research-proven health principles and use ingredients that you likely already have in the kitchen. No matter your dietary requirements, you’ll find yourself reaching for this cookbook again and again to create healthy meals that you truly enjoy. ―Lulu Cook, registered dietitian nutritionist at Bon Appetit Management Company
At the core of preventing cardiovascular disease is a heart-healthy diet. The benefits of the Mediterranean diet include reduced blood pressure, improved cholesterol levels, and better blood sugar regulation―all cardiac risk factors. I commend Dorothy for this tremendous work, which will undoubtedly make my work as a cardiologist easier! –EUGENIA GIANOS, MD, Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Medicine, Director of the Preventative Cardiology Fellowship Program
DOROTHY CALIMERIS is a food writer and blogger, a frequent contributor to
Diablo Magazine, and a recipe developer and culinary instructor. She is co-author of the bestselling book
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Action Plans: 4-Week Meal Plans to Heal the Immune System and Restore Overall Health. Learn more at dorothyeats.com.
CONSTANCE JONES is a James Beard Award winning cookbook author who has written about Italian, Japanese, and other international cuisines. She has worked with clients such as Zagat Survey,
The New York Times, National Geographic
Traveler, Fodor''s, and TIME Life.
EUGENIA GIANOS, MD is an assistant professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine and director of the Preventive Cardiology Fellowship program. She directs a unique course on dietary strategies for cardiovascular risk reduction, serving to educate clinicians about this important area of cardiovascular prevention. An active member of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the National Lipid Association, she was named a
Super Doctors Rising Star by the
New York Times Magazine in 2013 and 2014.