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December 27, 2017. If you’ve been Better Cheaper Slower this year, you’ve seen these 80 recipes – and maybe even tried a few – based on traditional cuisines around the globe. From places and times that never had epidemics of diabetes, overweight/obesity and cardiovascular disease.

There have been dozens of cultures with dozens of diets that are healthy. You could find them here, there and everywhere. Actually, there and everywhere – but not here, not now. In fact, not anywhere that people eat lots of highly refined and processed “modern” foods. Refined sugar and flour, high fructose corn syrup, transfats. High-calorie, high Glycemic Load diets.

If you missed out on some of these in 2017, well, it’s almost time to make your resolutions for 2018. Browse and click! Or tap!

Baba Ghanoush from Istanbul
Banana Curried Fish from Bali
Basil Pesto from Italy
Bisteeya from Morocco
Borscht from Russia
Brussels Sprouts, apple cider, maple syrup from New England
Caesar Salad from Southern California
Caldo Verde from Portugal
Caponata from Italy
Cassoulet from France
Chicken Escabeche from Portugal
Chilaquiles from Mexico
Chocolate Cream Pie from your dreams
Chocolate Mousse from France
Chocolate Pudding Cake from my kitchen
Choucroute Garnie from Alsace
Cod & Bean from Boston
Cole Slaw from Northern Europe
Coq au vin from France
Croque Monsieur from France
Dal Baat Tarkari from Nepal
Duqqa from the Middle East (1356)
Easter & Passover Sharing
Egg Drop Soup from China
Eggplant Parmigiana from Italy
Feijoada from Portugal
Fig-Feta Pizza Pie from Italy
Fish & Yogurt from Greece
Fish Tacos from Mexico
French Toast & Fruit from France
Garbanzos Fritos from Mexico
Gazpacho from Spain
Gazpacho Pops from my kitchen
Graham Crackers from Down South
Hoppin’ John from Down South
Horchata from Costa Rica
Ice Cream & Fruit from Italy
Jambalaya from New Orleans
Ketchup from the kitchen
Lemon Pudding Cake from Down South
Lettuce Sandwich from the Great Depression
Lettuce Soup from the Great Depression
Lobster Cakes and Hash from Maine
Moussaka from Greece
Orange & Olive Salad from Turkey
Orangettes from France
Pan Tomate from Spain
Pizzoccheri from the Alps
Pulled Pork from Down South
Purslane Feta Salad from Greece
Rainforest Coconut-Lime Soup from Costa Rica
Rainforest Curry Chicken Salad from Costa Rica
Raita Popsicles from India
Ratatouille from the Mediterranean
Real Safe Diet Soda from the kitchen
Ribollita from Italy
Rice Pudding from Portugal
Risi e Bisi from Italy
Roasted Tomato & Pepper Pizza from the New World
Salade Lyonnaise from France
Salsa Verde from Mexico
Sauerkraut from Germany and France
Shrimp & Grits from the Low Country
Spanish Tortilla from Spain
Spinach from Barcelona
Spring Green Pizza from my kitchen
Strawberry Shortcake from the U.S.A.
Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart from the early 20th century
Summer Baba Ghanoush from the Middle East
Tabbouleh from the Middle East
Tagine from Morocco
Tortillas from Mexico
Tuna Tartare from Japan
Watermelon-Peach Ceviche could be from Peru
Wine with dinner
Winter Ratatouille from my kitchen
Yogurt from Mesopotamia

The World’s Greatest Hits
No deprivation diet here. Just a focus on better, low glycemic calories. Because all calories are not created equal. Nothing weird. Just the most loved meals around. The tasty, satisfying stuff. Bon voyage. Bon appétit.


Fresh produce in San Francisco


Fresh fish on Karavara


Al dente pasta, broccoli, olive oil


Short ribs, carrots, fennel


Ratatouille


Fish on cider-braised cabbage

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