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Mediterranean-inspired dishes, like these pearls of seafood, combine versatile, delicious flavours with heart-healthy eating. (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)
Mediterranean-inspired dishes, like these pearls of seafood, combine versatile, delicious flavours with heart-healthy eating. (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)

Pearls from the Mediterranean Add to ...

Much has been written lately on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Recent research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that for people at high risk, the diet could cut the number of heart attacks or strokes by 30 per cent. The large list of Mediterranean-friendly ingredients – including olive oil, beans, peas, lentils, fish, nuts, fruit and vegetables, sheep and goat cheese – provide plenty of choices for meal planning. And the diet includes a daily glass of wine, if you wish. What’s limited, basically, is red meat, processed foods, sugar and high-fat dairy products. The following tasty, Mediterranean-inspired dinner can be paired with fruit for dessert.

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