Studies have shown that those who eat the Mediterranean way are healthier and have fewer instances of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Many people feel they don’t have time to dedicate to cooking fresh meals. The authors, Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly, are both registered nurses and food bloggers. Together they developed this cookbook to make Mediterranean-style eating quick and accessible to everyone.
The book’s introduction explains the Mediterranean diet and how to set up a pantry. The bulk of the book is twelve sections covering Breakfast; Salads and Soups; Beans, Rice, and Grains; Fish and Seafood; Vegetable Main Dishes, Desserts, and more. Each section has several recipes that include an introductory paragraph, the ingredients, and instructions. The authors also include ingredient tips, serving sizes, prep and cook times, and the nutritional breakdown of each recipe. Don’t miss the Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms or Roasted Asparagus Caprese Pasta—yum! A conversion table and useful indexes top off this terrific book. With energetic writing and over a hundred fabulous recipes, The Thirty-Minute Mediterranean Diet will make for a smooth transition into a healthy lifestyle.
Reviewed By: Rosi Hollinbeck