Eating Mediterranean Style

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  1. John Laidler

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    Having come back from our Spanish trip to find I had lost weight I can see the sense of this advice: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29929403
    We virtually lived off salads and fruit with not too much meat. We probably could have eaten more fish but we compensated by drinking lots of wine!
     
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  2. Herman ze German

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    A good spattering of Olive oil on your fish n chips , will be a good start! :)
     
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    Definitely worth a try.... I love veggies and fruit so it might work - although I also love sweet stuff!
     
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    Just fired some eggs in Olive oil........ Is that ok?
     
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    We use olive oil to fry everything except chips........too expensive for that.
     
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    FRIED not fired. Not even my cooking is that dire..........

    We do most things in olive oil where cooking oil is required.
     
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    We eat mostly Mediterranean-style food.

    Lots of vegetables cooked in tomato-based sauces served with rice or pasta. We're having Moroccan stew tonight.

    My heart's in pretty good shape for my age although the rest of me is falling apart :)
     
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    I agree with the Mediterranean diet theory, but our problem is getting through the 'Bread Trap' that is France on our way to Spain, all those wonderful Patisseries on the Side of the road just can't be passed without temptation, and then you have to do it all again on the way home :smiley: :smiley:
    We probably do loose weight when we are down there, in fact I know we do, loads of salad ,veg , fruit etc.
    Perhaps we should start using the Santander ferry :winky:
     
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  9. Herman ze German

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    Poached eggs would be best......but cant be doing with the hassel of boiling water :(
     
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    I must say as a very slightly overweight male I'm having great difficulty finding a diet pizza. ;)
     
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  11. John Laidler

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    Well I suppose pizza is Mediterranean! But then a real Neapolitan pizza has a lot less on it than a typical UK pizza.
     
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    Poached eggs are easy peasy and the pan is much easier to clean than after a fried egg.
     
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    When in the Loire Atlantique coast this September we lived on a diet of wild Oysters I picked off the rocks, French bread, and red wine.
    Lost 3 stone, sex life went ballistic, local women went crazy for me, then I woke up and ate a curry with naan and lime pickle washed down with beer.
    Still its nice to dream.
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    The Mediterranean diet has never worked for me. I put around 2 stones on when in Spain normally. Maybe its something to do with a couple of G&Ts before a 4 course menu del dia with a compulsory bottle of red every afternoon. Have tried my good old English diet today of cornflakes for breakfast followed by a couple of ham sandwiches for lunch and steak and a handful of chips for evening meal and feel much better although am now starving.
     
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    Nothing left after a fired egg
     
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    or even a baked egg...... they are pretty nice as well.

    Does a fired egg have crispy bits?
     
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  17. John Laidler

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    Low in calories too, about 150 in an egg. My way of making a poached egg is bring some water to the boil, to which you can add white wine vinegar if you want, take off the heat and when it is still, crack the egg in and then return to the heat and keep on the lowest possible simmer, just a bubble every now and again, for about three and a half minutes. Result should be a perfect soft poached egg. Bigger or smaller eggs will take more or less time.
     
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    Exactly how I do it DBK. Love poached eggs thoughtfully left for us by "the girls"... aka "your **** hens".
     
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    Ask Mike B - I nearly did him in with one........
     
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  20. Herman ze German

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    Scotch egg microwaved for 45 secs.......no mess before or after :)
     
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