The Mediterranean Functional Lifestyle

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by Nikos Ligidakis

This is more than a cookbook – It is about food for a lifetime.

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by Nikos Ligidakis

This is more than a cookbook – It is about food for a lifetime.

Nationally recognized chef Nikos Ligidakis demonstrates in this book his priceless culinary knowledge. There are over 250 original recipes in this unique book, each carefully crafted for those who are eating healthy diets such as elimination, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, recipes to celebrate life’s special moments and much more. Included in this book is the nutritional information of each ingredient used, calorie-counts for the main ingredients of each recipe, information about flavors and textures of foods and various cooking techniques to intensify the flavors. Also, included are historical facts about several foods, especially the ancient grains, and tips on how to simplify your cooking process and create new tastes. There is abundant information in this book to help you enhance your cooking skills and help you to follow a healthy diet without compromising the taste.

Ligidakis gained national acclaim for combining the full tantalizing flavors of the Mediterranean region with an imaginative presentation. His success is credited to the fact that he has created a cuisine that is at once both exotic and familiar. Nikos has become a legend locally both for his selfless charitable involvement and his idiosyncratic style of cooking. He prides himself on his culinary creativity, use of quality ingredients, freshness, consistency, and the fact that he prepares everything from scratch.

About the author

Award winning author, Nikos Ligidakis, writes with clarity and passion in an ardent voice, not to just recount adventures, but with an expression of feelings, to encourage the reader to think, to find hope in the eternal struggle for the meaning of life and the awareness of harmony. Nikos is the author of several historical fiction and biography books.

“As a writer, my aspiration has always been to share my perspective on what it means to be a human being, in all its complexities. I wanted to tell a story that reflects a comparative importance of political structures, religions and histories of the past. My books represent a lifelong dream of putting into narrative form, my many observations of the brilliance and kindness of the human spirit: people at their worst and people at their best. It is my intention to engage the reader in the process of observing history in both times past and in current day happenings for the sole purpose of gaining greater clarity in the shaping of one’s own approach to life and the deepening of individual insight.” – Nikos Ligidakis

The Mediterranean Functional Lifestyle
Award: GOLD
Category: FOOD, COOKING, & HEALTHY EATING
Winner in the 2019 Nautilus Book Awards program!
We heartily welcome you to the Nautilus Book Awards family, comprised of highly esteemed authors and publishers from across the USA, and from over 20 nations around the world. You can be especially proud of your book’s selection as an Award Winner this season, which attracted a record-number of entries and included a magnificent diversity of high- quality books.

“The Mediterranean Functional Lifestyle” with 250 Original Recipes Blends History, Taste, and Medicine for Every Modern Kitchen

The Mediterranean diet is more than a diet. Evolved over thousands of years, it is plant-based, nutrient-dense and includes limited amounts of meat. The diet is popular as it is considered equally good for maintaining health and as a medicinal treatment. Nationally recognized chef Nikos Ligidakis has published a valuable resource and cookbook for all lovers of this diet: “The Mediterranean Functional Lifestyle: Creative Recipes for Healthy Diets”.

“The Mediterranean Functional Lifestyle” with Foreword by Helene Wechsler, MD, is not just a cookbook, but it is about food for a lifetime. Chef Nikos has collected his amazing culinary knowledge to put together 250 original recipes that make this a must-buy recipe book for every modern kitchen. Every recipe has been carefully crafted and will be welcomed by the fans and followers of healthy diets including vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian. In addition, there are recipes to celebrate the special moments of life.

“The recipe book is packed with a lot of information that will help everyone improve their cooking skills. With these recipes, everyone can start eating healthy food without compromising on taste,” says chef Ligidakis.

All recipes are accompanied by nutritional information of ingredients used, calorie counts for main ingredients, and notes on flavors and textures of food and the cooking techniques that enhance these flavors. Those interested in knowing the history of food items will find information on ancient grains and historical facts, as well as tips to simplify the cooking process or even create new tastes. Nikos Ligidakis is not only a master chef, but the author of many historical fiction and biography books. His national fame rests on presenting the Mediterranean region in all its tantalizing flavors and with the full force of imagination. His cuisines are exotic and familiar, and his charitable work and idiosyncratic cooking style have made him a local legend.

The Mediterranean Functional Lifestyle by Nikos Ligidakis

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite

The Mediterranean Functional Lifestyle: Creative Recipes for Healthy Diets by Nikos Ligidakis is a gift for anyone who wants to eat and stay healthy. This book brilliantly showcases the old adage that “we are what we eat.” The author shares more than 250 original recipes for healthy dieting, designed for people who are focused on elimination diets, gluten-free diets, vegetarian, vegan, and many more. The author shares information about and provides a cooking philosophy and diet mostly shaped by what the earth provides. It was not about one particular food with unique benefits but rather eating mostly plant-based, nutrient-dense foods and limited amounts of meats. Insights into the Early Hippocratic doctors establish a strong connection between their eating habits, their diet, and the Mediterranean diet. In the preface, Helene, the wife of the author, starts by telling readers their experience with the elimination diet and how they eliminated sugar, alcohol, dairy, eggs, corn, and gluten for three weeks. By the end of the third week, they lost weight and had much more energy. This book contains their secrets.

I have read many cookbooks and have consulted them when I badly needed to cook, but The Mediterranean Functional Lifestyle is a treasure trove that doesn’t just teach readers how to cook, but also how to create healthy meals. Readers will understand the nutritional value of fruits, vegetables, nuts, spices and herbs that are presented in this book. Nikos Ligidakis shares his creative ways of cooking and presents recipes that are clearly described and with easy steps to prepare them. These recipes include healthy foods like arugula, artichokes, beets, broccoli, cabbage, capers, carrots, cucumber, mushrooms, and many others. This book will not only keep those who use it healthy, but it will increase their strength levels and overall wellness. I enjoyed the creativity when it comes to the recipes, the fluidity in expression, and the strength of the writing. I also loved that while the recipes are easy to prepare, the author has done a great job of researching the biological and health properties of the spices and the foods. A gem of a book that is highly recommended.

“Award-Winning Finalist in the Cookbook category of the 2020 International Book Awards”

THE MEDITERRANEAN FUNCTIONAL LIFESTYLE: Food is Life — Creative Recipes for Healthy Diets by Nikos Ligidakis
Inkwell Books, LLC
978-0-578-50033-1
“The Mediterranean Functional Lifestyle” with 250 Original Recipes Blends History, Taste, and Medicine for Every Modern Kitchen
The Mediterranean diet is more than a diet. Evolved over thousands of years, it is plant-based, nutrient-dense and includes limited amounts of meat. The diet is popular as it is considered equally good for maintaining health and as a medicinal treatment. Nationally recognized chef Nikos Ligidakis has published a valuable resource and cookbook for all lovers of this diet: “The Mediterranean Functional Lifestyle: Creative Recipes for Healthy Diets”.

The Living Now Book Awards

2020 Living Now Award Winners
Cookbooks – Ethnic, Holiday, Specialty

Award-Winning – BRONZE

THE MEDITERRANEAN FUNCTIONAL LIFESTYLE by Nikos Ligidakis (Inkwell Books)
We‘ve all heard the expressions, “This book changed my life!” and “Changing the world, one book at a time.” The Living Now Book Awards are designed to honor those kinds of life-changing books and to bring increased recognition to the year’s best lifestyle, homestyle, world-improvement, and self-improvement books, and their creators. We all seek healthier, more fulfilling lives for ourselves and for the planet, and books are very important tools for gaining knowledge about how to achieve these goals for ourselves, our loved ones, and for Planet Earth.
2020 Living Now Award Winners
Cookbooks – Ethnic, Holiday, Specialty

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 9 × 1 in
ISBN

978-0-578-50033-1

LCCN

2019904666

Format

Hardcover

Pages

192