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Mediterranean Diet Voted Best Diet for 2021

Starting the New Year usually involves resolutions for self improvement. A common pledge is to loose weight, exercise more, and adopt a healthier lifestyle. You may have made this pledge yourself, and as we go deeper into 2021, are discovering that keeping this resolution is a hard slog. Luckily, if you need a little encouragement to dig in and keep...



Why Dieting is so Hard – Fix it with a Mediterranean Diet

Imagine sitting down to a huge spread of delicious and vibrant dishes. Beside a heaping pile of aromatic Falafel are marinated strips of chicken, with Middle Eastern spices and extra virgin olive oil rolled into thin Saaj bread. Seasoned tomatoes and other delights surround these wonderful dishes, ready to tempt you into another bite. Although this sounds like a recipe...



Scientists Are Homing In On The Best Diet For Everyone

If there's anything we know about nutrition, is that certain foods are “healthy” one year, and “unhealthy” the next. Food science can be frustrating, but the good news is scientists are getting closer to understanding what the most healthy diet is for human kind, and what we should be eating. The reality is, humans have adapted to eat a broad...



Indoor Dining Is Back!

Indoor dining is being allowed back once again, as San Diego County received the good news of Covid-19 cases receding in the area. With the caseload down in San Diego, that means it is safe for restaurants to open up to indoor dining, and safe for you to come and visit. This is very exciting news for everyone who has...



4 Mediterranean Dishes That You Need in Your Life Right Now

Dining alfresco and sharing food with friends and family are right at the core of Mediterranean style dining. It’s all about the culture of joining together and enjoying a healthy meal together. When one thinks of Mediterranean food, one thinks of the obvious dishes like baklava, Greek salad, and falafel. Here are 4 Mediterranean dishes that you might not have...



Aladdin is Moving to Alfresco Dining

Governor Newsom has put out a new decree requiring the temporary suspension of indoor dining after a recent surge in coronavirus cases. A spike in cases saw daily highs of more than 400 cases, and a positive test rate of 7%. While San Diego county has been improving in their infection rates, they are still above the safety threshold of...



Aladdin’s Cafe is Re-opening!

Governor Newsom is reopening the economy in four stages, and moved the state into phase two this month. The goal is to reopen the economy in a way that is safe for everybody. During this phase, you are once again allowed to dine-in at restaurants in regions where it has been deemed safe.   San Diego has been cleared for...



How Food Delivery is Bringing a Taste of Homemade to Locals

The novel coronavirus, Covid-19, has rapidly changed how we get our food. Restaurants are closed for dining in, the supply chain is struggling to switch from restaurant delivery to grocery stores, and people who have never cooked before are being forced to discover the kitchen. Unfortunately, the result of suddenly being thrown at a kitchen isn't always healthy, or tasty...



The Immune Boosting Powers of the World’s Healthiest Eaters

There are only 5 “Blue Zones” in the entire world. These regions are places where the average lifespan is extraordinarily long, and it isn't unusual at all for people to live to be over 100. 3 of these blue zones are in the Mediterranean, and one of them, a small religious commune in California, has something in common with the...



Healthy Eating During Covid-19

The current health crisis caused by the novel corona virus, Covid-19, is causing great concern for many Americans. Covid 19 is a serious illness of pandemic proportions, and people are currently being advised to shelter in place to avoid spreading it even more. The novel corona virus can be deadly, and currently hospitals are swamped as they struggle to keep...