- Black Eye Beans
- Diced Onion
- Diced Garlic
- Lemon or Vinegar
- Olive Oil
By Mark Dymiotis Poor olives. They must be very confused.
Ingredients Cannellini Beans Celery Carrot Parsley Diced Tomato Onion Olive
Cook clarified must on low heat, preferably outdoors Cooking takes
By Mark Dymiotis Letter to the Editor The Australian olive
The traditional Mediterranean diet (i.e. the diet of this region before the 1960’s) is promoted as healthy and protective against disease. The Greek diet is regarded as the prototype Mediterranean diet. Traditionally, due to their dietary and lifestyle practices, the Greeks have very good health and life expectancy – without an expensive health care system. In Greece, the people of the island of Crete have a better health record and perhaps not surprisingly, the highest consumption of olive oil (25 litres per capita) in the world.
The Greek traditional diet is based largely on fresh, unprocessed seasonal plant foods. It is low in saturated fat and high in dietary fibre, starch, antioxidant vitamins (from cereals, fruit and vegetables) and polyphenols (from wine and olive oil).