All of my life, I have heard of how the Mediterranean Diet helps people live longer. This morning, on the national news, Maria Shriver did a news special on longevity of life in Greece, as well as other places around the world, that she will be featuring. This brought me back to my childhood days, and EXACTLY to how my parents use to cook for us. They featured bean stews made from scratch, potato salad with vinaigrette dressing (no mayonnaise or sour cream), the use of olive oil, and one thing in particular, eating the greens that can be picked on the side of the road, called dandelion greens.
I was so embarrassed and didn’t understand how special these greens were, as I was growing up, because my mom and I would LITERALLY pick them in the grassy fields in New Orleans. In fact, those who didn’t understand, would make fun of us. When she asked for a knife, while visiting my fiance’s parents, I was like, “oh geez, this guy is going to think we’re weird”. Lol. Such a “Big Fat Greek Wedding” movie moment. Lol. Well, now we know. Those leafy greens can offer lots of great vitamins, as well as a delicious salad, especially when cooked and mixed with olive oil, lemon juice, a little salt, and pinch of pepper. This is my mom’s favorite. ♡
Have a blessed day everyone! 🙂