Did you know that Israel is a Mediterranean country and that the Israeli diet is considered one of the healthiest in the world!? Many studies show that the Mediterranean diet can help weight loss and prevent heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes and premature death.
Jamie and I both live in Israel and many of the recipes we create are inspired by the foods were eat here. Last year, we visited a famous malawach bar in the Machne Yehuda Market and it inspired this amazing malawach bar dinner concept. The idea is great for dinner, Shabbat and any holiday.
Israeli cuisine has many influences, but at its heart, it is based on plenty of vegetables and legumes, wine and extra virgin olive oil (we love Colavita). Tahini, falafel, eggplant, and a variety of salads are always present at the table. Meat is often part of the main course, but portion size is modest. Fruit is always served for dessert.
And let's not forget the 7 Superfoods of the Bible, the Shivat HaMinim, Wheat; Barley; Grapes; Figs; Pomegranates; Olives; and Honey. These are all loaded with antioxidants.
If the health reasons alone were not enough to convince you to eat more like an Israeli, check out all our Modern Israeli Recipes you don't want to miss. You'll enjoy brand new recipes like eggplant tempura, sun-dried tomato falafel and baklava churros, all with Jamie's signature quick & easy style of cooking.
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