Sunset On Longboat Key, Florida

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Sunset on Longboat Key is spectacular but it isn’t the only reason to visit the lovely barrier island just minutes away from downtown Sarasota. If you are thinking of an island getaway, you don’t have to fly off to the Caribbean, just head to the west coast of Florida and visit Longboat Key. Longboat Key, with the […]

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Sautéed Chicken With Mushroom Farro Risotto (Farrotto)

chicken with mushroom farro risotto

Pan Sautéed Chicken With Mushroom Farro Risotto is a healthy Mediterranean alternative to the classic American chicken and rice casserole that is often made with canned mushroom soup. Farro, an ancient form of wheat, is used in this recipe. Also known as emmer, it often replaces the Italian Arborio or Carnaroli rice normally used to […]

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Seared Scallops With Watercress, Orange And Pistachio Salad

scallops with watercress and orange salad

Sweet citrus, peppery watercress and crunchy pistachios are served with tender pan seared sea scallops for a delicious yet very healthy meal. Include a whole grain roll and a glass of red wine and it is a good example of a heart healthy Mediterranean meal that is typically high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts […]

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A New DASH Mediterranean Lifestyle

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A new DASH Mediterranean Lifestyle is something I’ll be occasionally writing about on Back Road Journal. If you aren’t familiar with DASH, it is the most recommended diet in America. The diet is not a weight loss diet but rather a healthy way of eating that promotes overall health. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension […]

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