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  • Reply Madeline October 20, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you for this information, Elena!

  • Reply Denise Greene September 23, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I have to say I couldn’t be more thrilled at finding your website. I had the privilege of living in Athens for 18 months a long, long time ago, and their hospitality, their food, and their way of life is something I’ve never forgotten. I recently decided to go on the Mediterranean “Diet” and was so disappointed that everywhere I looked, whether websites or books, everything was Americanized. Your site is exactly how I want to live and eat–right down to the fasting schedule. I have explained to others many times about the Greeks and their fasts and how it made their way of eating so different from Americans. The other thing was that I was SO thrilled to find something that acknowledged that it was okay to eat bread–as long as it’s the right kind of bread–and how it, too, is a vital part of the food culture. I have just begun to make bread using Einkorn sourdough, and it is perfect for these meals. Again, I can’t thank you enough for what you have brought to us on olivetomato. Bless you for sharing this with the world. You’ll probably laugh if you see my website url. I’m about to make a huge confession to my readers.

  • Reply Wordgirl September 10, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    I love your site and have made many of your recipes. They are delicious! I have a few asks on site usability. It would be great if 1) the recipes were searchable were searchable by ingredient and type and 2) if the Recipes page headings were anchors with a table of contents at the top of the page so you can quickly jump to each section rather than having to scroll. Thanks for reading my suggestions.

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN September 11, 2019 at 5:38 am

      Thanks! The Recipe Index provides recipes based on ingredient and type of meal.

  • Reply Aimee Cancino July 10, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    What are you thoughts on Acai bowls?

  • Reply Sharon Ruddy June 19, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Hi Elena
    Can you recommend a good quality olive oil.
    Thankyou
    Sharon

  • Reply Marilyn May 15, 2019 at 3:26 am

    I would appreciate a recipe for pastichio. I read your story about eating this and thought I want to try this. We have been working on eating healthier and this site has been the most helpful. My dear husband even volunteered to make the Spinach Casserole with Feta for dinner tomorrow. I have been altering my favorite foods such as grits and fried egg. I fry my egg in olive oil then pour the fried egg and olive oil onto my grits. It is so good and keeps me out of the margarine. I have used olive oil to make my grilled cheese by brushing it on the bread. The bread toast perfectly. Thank You for this wonderful site. I recommend it all my friends.

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN May 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks for sharing your diet swaps. Yes, the patsichio is definitely on my list, especially as it is one of my mother’s most popular recipes! I’ll be putting the recipe here soon!

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