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10/25/12 7:42 P

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I think we should start a newbie thread. Good idea! :) emoticon

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“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense”
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“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
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10/25/12 4:29 P

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Thank you for the responses. I plan to pick out two healthy meals tonight, one lunch & one dinner, and get cooking. I am looking forward to allowing my taste buds to savor real food over the long term.

I would like to either join an existing topic or start a new topic for we newbies who are struggling to learn this new way of life. Are you familiar with an existing topic thread? If not, I will start one, by jove! emoticon

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10/25/12 8:26 A

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I'm a beginner as well, but will share as I learn


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10/24/12 9:14 P

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Hi and welcome. I just started the Mediterranean diet after much thought and a little research. I'm hoping there are more Mediterranean dieters out there to talk to. Most of the posts are about recipies and stuff. I'm more interested in finding status and how people are doing on the diet. Anyway, to answer your question: I can't live without olive oil or garlic, oregano and parsley. I can't live without fresh fruit and whole wheat pasta and tomato sauce.I also can't live without nuts that I put in many dishes and salads. If you want to keep fresh parsley and oregano you can dry it first and then bag it in a baggie. Then store it in the drawer in your refrigerator. It should last about a week. Mine does. You can also store fruit this way. Just make sure the fruit is dry when you store it. If you want to buy dried spices that's another alternative. It's just that the fresh stuff has more taste. Do you have the recipe book from the Mediterranean diet e-book? Oh and by the way, these are the actual staples I absolutely must have, if your wondering :) Good luck. And please, write and tell me how you are doing :)

Love life!

Never, never give up!
“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense”
-Winston Churchill

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
― Mahatma Gandhi


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10/24/12 8:00 P

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Hello everyone.

My name is Carol and I am researching the Mediterranean Diet, not as a diet, but as a new way to eat from this point forward. I hope to get to the grocery tomorrow night, so I have a lot of reading to do between now and then. I thought I would start out with a couple of lunch/dinner recipes and learn as I go.

Are there staple items that you have found you can't live without? That you use all of the time? I already have a bunch of garlic because I love to cook with it. Do you purchase fresh herbs each week or do you go the cheaper route and purchase dried? If you use fresh, how do you keep them from wilting?

I grocery shop at a co-op here in town but it's not in the most convenient location so frequent trips aren't in the cards for me. Between dog training and working for a living, I don't have much time for the grocery store, and to be honest, I HATE grocery shopping!

Any and all tips will be welcome!!

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