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Mediterranean Meals: 25 Delicious Recipes and the 7 Sicilian Superfoods to Lose Weight and Stay Healthy for Life [Kindle Edition]

Angelo Acquista M.D.
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Dr. Angelo Acquista, author of the # 1 bestselling Mediterranean diet book, brings you 25 easy mediterranean recipes based on the 7 Sicilian Superfoods that promote weight loss and good health for life.

Even if you've tried a Mediterranean diet cookbook before, these new recipes will spice up your life (and your health).

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean Diet is a meal plan based on 7 Sicilian “superfoods” that Dr. Angelo Acquista (author, chef, doctor, and native of Sicily) has identified as foods that can improve your health and your life. For years Dr. Acquista has counseled his patients about weight loss and now he shares that knowledge so that everyone can learn to live and eat in “abbondanza,” -- abundantly -- the Sicilian way. A Mediterranean diet plan is an excellent way to eat better, lose weight, and keep that weight off. It’s easy to start and easy to maintain. Food preparation is as simple as grilling, broiling, boiling, and baking – all of which make for some delicious dishes.

What is the Mediterranean Diet Food Pyramid?

Created by Oldways (a non-profit organization that promotes healthy eating), the Harvard School of Public Health, and the European Office of the World Health Organization, the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid is a visual representation of the classic Mediterranean Diet, which promotes lifelong good health. At the base is a physically active lifestyle in which meals are shared with others and there is an appreciation for eating healthy, delicious foods. The second largest portion of the pyramid is formed by the traditional staples of Mediterranean cuisine including fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and olive oil, as well as healthful herbs and spices. Seafood is next, with poultry, dairy, meats, and sweets making up the smallest portion of the pyramid. All of these foods create a healthy and delicious meal palette and endless recipe opportunities.

Take your own shot at eating within the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid by using this new recipe book from Dr. Angelo Acquista, “Mediterranean Meals.” It’s a compilation of appetizing, easy to prepare recipes in the Sicilian tradition using all of the delicious foods recommended by the Mediterranean food pyramid. There are over 100 recipes in his first book, “The Mediterranean Prescription,” as well.

How can you set up a Mediterranean diet plan menu?

If you’ve been following “The Mediterranean Prescription" by Dr. Acquista, you may already be familiar with the two-week weight-loss program that includes delicious recipes that are easy to prepare and help you lose up to 10 pounds right away. So how can you extend that meal plan beyond the first two weeks if you’d like a little more guidance every day? First, stock up on the 7 Sicilian superfoods – olive oil, cruciferous vegetables, berries, nuts, fish, legumes, and tomatoes. Those ingredients will provide a delicious, healthy foundation to any dish.

“Mediterranean Meals” will give you 25 new dishes as well, then you can mix and match from there. Switch out one cruciferous vegetable (e.g., broccoli in place of escarole, kale instead of collards) for another, and wind up with a completely new recipe. Or try adding flaked canned tuna to a salad recipe to make it a meal. When you have the right foundation with a Mediterranean style meal plan, the possibilities are endless.

From Angelo Acquista, M.D., author of the #1 bestselling Mediterranean diet book, a book of 25 delicious new recipes based on the 7 Sicilian Superfoods that promote weight loss and good health.

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About the Author

Having received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Angelo Acquista is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and tropical diseases. He is a clinical instructor in medicine at New York University Medical Center and managing director of the Pulmonary Critical Care Group LLC in Manhattan. New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani named Dr. Acquista to the position of medical director for the New York City Office of Emergency Management. Dr. Acquista also served on the Mayor’s Task Force on Bioterrorism. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Survival Guide. Throughout his medical career, Dr. Acquista has been aware of and concerned about the many ways in which obesity and being overweight negatively affect health and longevity and has tried to help his patients lose weight and eat healthier. His book, The Mediterranean Prescription (Ballantine 2006), has sold more than 40,000 copies in hardcover and continues to sell several hundred copies every week. Mediterranean Meals picks up where The Mediterranean Prescription leaves off: bringing the scientific research up to date, providing 25 brand new, delicious, healthy recipes, and focusing specifically on the proven “Superfoods” that Dr. Acquista grew up eating in his native Sicily. For more information about Dr. Acquista, about the Mediterranean lifestyle, and for even more recipes, please visit his website, or follow him on twitter: @DrAcquista.

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  • Language: English
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea December 8, 2012
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I've been searching out Mediterranean based meals for a long time so thought this would be a good addition to my Kindle cookbook collection. But the recipes just didn't jive with me. I think the philosophy is excellent - and I totally embrace it. However, the recipes didn't have ingredients that I would typically buy. This may be a great book for you - but my personal taste just doesn't run to fava beans, boiled octopus or Grouper. It's a personal opinion - so take it with a grain of salt.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple abd Delicious February 1, 2013
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Don't be afraid, the recipes are simple and delicious. They take away the fear of cooking fish correctly, and deliciously.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious April 29, 2013
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Wonderful recipes. Very easy to prepare. They taste so good you won't want to cook anything else. I recommend using fresh herbs for that fresh herb taste. Yummy!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mediterraneam Meals April 2, 2013
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I have only used this book twice for meals. I was looking for a better way to prepare brussel sprouts. Most Mediterranean recipes in the book included many of the same ingredients. I used vegs I had on hand but used their preparation methods. Both meals turned out very well. The book includes much information regarding mediterranean cooking. Very informative.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Read carefuly March 28, 2013
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Books from D. Aqcuista have a .lot information and are accurate a completemt to the mediterranea diet book by the same author
The perfect complement for the diet.This are in my estimate the best diet books,do no pay again for weigth clinics
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the Mediterranean non-diet :-) April 8, 2013
By Shari B
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There are some really good recipes in here but not as many as I would have liked. I had read the shorter version of his book earlier, and this is pretty much just lots more info. My husband and I are loving eating the Mediterranean style. We haven't really lost any weight but haven't gained any either.And going on a "diet" wasn't our main goal. Just healthier eating. But my bad cholesterol is down and the good is up!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sea Urchins? Really? September 6, 2013
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I found this little book to be helpful and informative. But cooking trout heads? sea urchins? whole octopus? gross. Didn't even sound appealing to me. Some of the pasta and fish dishes I will definitely try out, but really, where am I supposed to buy sea urchins by the boxful? This is a little - 60 page - booklet with some valid reasons to use the 7 Sicilian Superfoods (olive oil, tomatoes, nuts, berries, legumes, fish, cruciferous veggies)to improve your health. Of the 25 recipes (appetizers, first courses, salads, side dishes, and main courses), I would probably enjoy most of them. I am an experienced cook, so they seem easy to prepare and the directions easy to follow. I would have to find a better fish market than my local grocery store for fresh tuna steaks and swordfish, much less whole octopus, lol.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Start April 15, 2013
By mwest
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bought this as a companion to the Mediterranean Prescription gives a general ideal for weight loss and tips with some family recipes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
I am enjoying this book. Also being Sicilian myself makes me want to start this plan even more. Plus all if the health benefits it promises. Can't wait to start.
Published 4 months ago by cargu58
1.0 out of 5 stars Lame
Published 4 months ago by S. Pomrening
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 9 months ago by helga stucker
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Information
Concise and to the point, written in such a way so that I can remember the information easily and take it with me both to the store and to the table. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Deborah Pecheur
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
This is a good book; it is full of information on the foods and how they affect the body and brain. The only drawback for me, I'm extremely allergic to fish. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sukey
3.0 out of 5 stars eat away
Bought this book to get some recipes for cooking healthier than my typical American meals. The book had lots of ideas. Now I just need to make a change in habit.
Published 15 months ago by Michael Jay Amos
5.0 out of 5 stars eating healthy
This cook book, along with the hardback copy by Angelo Acquista, is helping me eat healthy and lose weight. Great recipes and ideas....
Published 19 months ago by Larry
4.0 out of 5 stars health diet!
This is the ONLY diet I can seem to lose weight on. This book has some really good recipes in it which I read off my Kindle right in the kitchen while I cook. I would recommend.
Published 19 months ago by Karen A. Kennedy
3.0 out of 5 stars just a teaser
This is just a teaser. Though, it looks like have some basic good recipes. I have not tried any. Dr. Acquista has another book with extensive details and recipe.
Published 20 months ago by nathan paki
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I thought.
This was not what I was looking for. I had had a book on Mediterranean type diet but was not this one.
Published 21 months ago by Janet Neiman
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More About the Author

Angelo Acquista, M.D., received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan as an attending physician and clinical instructor. He is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and tropical diseases. He served as medical director for the New York City Office of Emergency Management and on Mayor Guiliani's Task Force on Bioterrorism. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Survival Guide: What to Do in a Biological, Chemical, or Nuclear Emergency. He lives in New York City.


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