The inside scoop – with some ‘behind-the-scenes’ – on our brand new 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook!
Eeeee! We wrote a cookbook. And it’s coming out next month (but you can pre-order it now!)
Check it out >>> The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 101 Easy, Flavorful Recipes for Lifelong Health (our Amazon affiliate link)
This is not a diet book but rather a guide to cooking and eating via the Mediterranean lifestyle. If you were ever curious about the Mediterranean Diet, its many health benefits or what foods it features, we have you covered in an approachable way with this book.
We’re giving you 101 easy, do-able and delicious recipes that you can have on your table in less than a half hour. There’s breakfast, appetizers, sides, grains, vegetarian, seafood, desserts and much more!IT'S HERE! Easy, do-able and delicious: The 30-Minutes Mediterranean Diet Cookbook via @tspcurry @tspbasil Click To Tweet
The process was way more fun than we thought it would be (as we were lucky to work with a super talented team at Callisto Media.) Deanna and I literally talked several times a day as we brainstormed on making Mediterranean dishes our friends, family and neighbors would love. We even had many of them taste-test our recipes – to get them just right.
Some of our back-and-forth conversations went like this:
Serena: How can we cut 10 minutes off the making of lemon curd? Maybe the microwave?
Deanna: Ooh, try it! And don’t forget the whipped cream with Greek yogurt.
Serena: Will people take time to chill two bowls in their fridge – one for whipped cream, and one for lemon curd – if they know it cuts the time on our Lemon Fool recipe?
Deanna: I don’t have two clean bowls. My husband hasn’t done the dishes yet – he’s been washing so many since we’ve started recipe testing. And what do you think – can we get a brownie recipe into the book?
The conversations continued on the topics of eggplant and barley and Greek yogurt and the standard size of sheet pans and so on. Which might sound tedious to some but for us cooking and food-loving dietitians, it was so much fun.
We each tested 8 -10 recipes every week for 6 weeks. My kids (Serena’s) were the least enthused about the Seafood Chapter – as I tested so many fish recipes, I ended up serving fish for breakfast one day. Great for me (but not so great when you’re eight years old, still sleepy and expecting Cheerios when you wake up.)
But when we got to testing the Pizza and Pasta chapter, both of our families were in heaven to have pizza every night for a week. And Deanna was thrilled when her tricky-eater-husband enjoyed the Orange and Garlic Shrimp.
Now, we can’t wait to share it with you!!
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Wednesday 31st of July 2019
Just bought your book today and I'm loving it! Everything looks delicious but also so attainable. No crazy ingredients, no tortuous prep, but lots of bang for the buck. I've already prepped the Mashed Chickpea, Avocado and Feta for breakfast tomorrow and we're having the Orange and Garlic Shrimp for dinner tonight, yum! I'm so glad I've found you guys!
Thursday 1st of August 2019
Great to hear Paula! Thanks for letting us know. We wish you lots of happy (healthy!) meal prep - and yummy Mediterranean meals ahead. If you're on Facebook, we'd be happy to have you as part of our The 30-Minute Recipe Club Facebook Group!
Saturday 29th of June 2019
Hi there, I’m looking for more recipes to compliment the Mediterranean diet we will be on ‘for life’. I was wondering if your book had the calories used and the number of people served? Many thanks
Sunday 30th of June 2019
Yes! In each recipe the calories, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbs, fiber and protein is listed. And yes, the total number of servings is also listed. Let us know if you get it and which recipes you enjoy!
Friday 7th of June 2019
I love the IDEA of this cookbook. I’ve tried several recipes. The recipes are ok.
Thursday 21st of February 2019
Purchased this book last week as we are trying to make better food choices for ourselves and our teenage and young adult children. I have already made three dishes from the book and each has been deliciously satisfying. Thank you for a resource which offers good explanations of this style of cooking/living as well as dishes which are not too gourmet or exotic for this Midwestern family.
Friday 22nd of February 2019
We so appreciate your note, Kristi! Living in the Midwest myself, I get you. We specifically wrote this cookbook using ingredients I could find in my small regular grocery store. Should you need a bit more inspiration - or want to see what people are making from our book - feel free to join our Facebook Group: The 30 Minute Recipe Club. (Just search it, and ask to join, then we'll accept you.) Thanks for making our day! (:
Tuesday 8th of January 2019
Can the recipes be adjusted for fewer servings without jeopardizing the taste?
Tuesday 8th of January 2019
Yes! You could cut ingredients in half to make less.