We often hear that the secret to a long and healthy life could lie in ‘the Mediterranean diet’, but what does that actually mean? And how can we borrow some of the secrets from France, Italy, Spain and Greece for a little sunny boost when the British weather turns temperamental?The Mediterranean diet is based on traditional recipes that use local produce.
In a bowl, mix the drained chickpeas with the pulp of the avocado, salt, pepper, lemon juice and olive oil, which we keep cold for 10 minutes or until serving. On slices of toast, put formed paste, place a slice of ham on top, sprinkle a little freshly ground pepper, sprinkle with olive oil.
Studies show that low-sodium diets may not apply to everyoneWe’ve all done our best to follow low-sodium diets, but how much does sodium really effect us? An article released by the Chicago Tribune Wednesday suggests that sodium may not be as bad as you think.A study in the Journal of American Medical Association showed that low-sodium could heighten stress hormones, which then in turn have a negative effect of cardiovascular health.
Life can get busy and some days we all need a helping hand to get dinner on the table. When the juggle of work-family-social life gets the better of you, Jamie’s got your back with his exciting new range of fresh pastas and sauces, available only at Tesco here in the UK.Jamie’s taken inspiration from classic Italian dishes, added his own twist, and created super-tasty filled pastas that will serve you well on busy days.
RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladTomato saladThis is a very delicious way to use an abundance of cherry tomatoes. Feel free to use fresh herbs instead of dried, if preferred.186 people made thisIngredientsServes: 7 600g halved cherry tomatoes60ml olive oil3 tablespoons cider vinegar1 teaspoon dried parsley1 teaspoon dried basil1 teaspoon dried oregano1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoons caster sugarMethodPrep:10min ›Extra time:2hr › Ready in:2hr10minIn a small bowl or measuring jug, mix together oil, cider vinegar, herbs, salt and sugar.