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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