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Greek Style Watermelon and Feta Salad

This bright and summery salad bursts with fresh summer produce, and it’s the perfect way to showcase a farmer’s market haul. A rift on the classic Greek salad, this one incorporates sweet watermelon and corn to play off the traditional tomatoes and feta. Both tomatoes and watermelon are packed with lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your skin from…

Greek Salad

Greek cuisine lends itself perfectly to light and healthy summer cooking. Centered around fresh produce, bright flavors, and heart healthy olive oil, Greek recipes are easily adaptable and great for healthy weeknight meals. This Greek summer salad celebrates the flavors of summer, and includes lots of healthy produce with a wide variety of health benefits.  Ripe produce drizzled in a…

salmon dish

When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, there are tons of valuable lessons to be learned from cultures around the world. While there is no single country that has the healthy eating thing totally down pat (although a recent study showed some countries, such as the Netherlands, are definitely on the right track), there are certain habits we can…

With all its coastal regions, fish holds a central place in traditional Greek food. Fresh, whole fish is easy to find, and simple, quality ingredients help make a simple piece of fish into something special.  Mackerel are the perfect fish for healthy eating. High in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and full of protein, mackerel provide many of the health benefits…

Anyone whose bucket list includes scaling the world’s highest mountains but is too cautious to take on the treacherous beast that is Mt. Everest, this list is for you. Traveling across exotic paths to the peak of a towering snow-capped mountain is a dream for many. And even though it doesn’t seem like you’ve accomplished an incredible feat unless you’ve…

As the world watches with trepidation, Greece spirals downward. The Greek economy is in a scary position and, as you no doubt have heard, the potential global repercussions could be devastating. But forget about that – at least for a moment – because now is actually a very smart time to travel to Greece. Certainly, Greek tourism officials will welcome you with…

This Friday, we look to Europe. With the dollar trading strongly against the Euro, this would appear to be a great summer to vacation in Europe. But not so fast – USA Today’s Kitty Bean Yancey reports that Europe isn’t quite the bargain you might think it is. Travel industry insiders tell her that while the dollar may travel further…

If you’ve seen any newspaper, news website or news program this week you’ve surely seen the headline “Eurozone In Crisis.” These are tumultuous economic and political times in France, Greece and Spain and the repercussions are being felt across Europe. Many are saying this past week’s elections in France and Greece are repudiations of the continent-wide austerity measures, and the…

If you are planning your next international trip, it will likely be a 2012 event. In anticipation, National Geographic Traveler magazine has tapped twenty destinations as Best of the World 2012. There’s something for everyone, and they all hold promise for improving mind, body and spirit for those who make the trip. You can visit the picture gallery online to…

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