Why I Don’t Sell Beachbody

When I tell people that I left my corporate job last March to start an online fitness business, the first response I usually get is, “wow, that’s awesome!” That initial exclamation of excitement is usually followed up with a question. “So how does that work? What do you, like, make money through ads?” Doh. I […]

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Almond Cookies

golden, gluten free, Greek almond cookies These beauties are as delicious as they are lovely and gluten free too! When wheat flour was less available, nut flours were used instead in both sweet and savory recipes.  Nut flours have a long and tasty history in traditional Greek food culture and this cookie recipe is a wonderful […]

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Activities in Messolonghi

Kite surfing & Wind surfing in Messolonghi Several beaches around Messolonghi city are ideal for kitesurf and windsurf! The diversity of coastline with deep and shallow water, moderate and strong winds are the ideal prerequisites for Kite and Wind surfing. Some of the most ideal beaches on the west coast of Greece is Messolonghi lagoon, […]

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Once again, Europe leaves Greece out in the cold

Europe is once again turning a blind eye to another unprecedented crisis unfolding in Greece – an Arctic blast that is currently bringing freezing weather and heavy snowfall to a number of camps hosting asylum seekers across the country. Greeks themselves are struggling to stay warm, while trying to simultaneously rescue refugees and migrants who […]

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Zagori: Mountainous Greece at its Best

Breathtaking beauty, traditional architecture and experiences that will have you returning for more. Gorges, rivers, dense forests, steep slopes, natural pools, rocky peaks, such as the seemingly sculpted Astraka peak, and the so-called “Dragon Lakes” (drakolimnes) – the dwelling places of dragons, according to local legend – await the more adventurous traveler. It’s no wonder […]

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From GREEKlish to INGlish

We’ve talked about Greeklish in the past and how we Greek Americans have managed to chop, dice and throw in a food processor English words and make them sound Greek. Add an “i” to any foreign word, and it becomes Greek. Lemon becomes lemoni and pepon, peponi. At the end of the day, however, it’s […]

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Yes, it is an occupation

Cyprus talks are moving into a crucial phase this week with President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci travelling to Geneva. As journalists report on the talks and governments shape their policies, it is of utmost importance that they correctly identify the issues and the root cause of the problem: Turkey’s illegal 1974 invasion […]

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Winter Citrus Salad

Good morning! I’m here with a really pretty and colorful recipe to brighten your Monday. I have never been a big fan of grapefruit, but I always want to be since my husband loves it so much. It’s too bitter for me on its own, but I’ve slowly been eating a little here and there with […]

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Avoid These 3 Types of Foods for Optimal Nutrition

As a personal trainer and wellness coach, I get asked a lot about nutrition. Some of the more popular questions I’m asked include: “What type of protein bars are the best?” “What’s better to have for breakfast, protein or carbs?” “Do you think dairy is really that bad for you?” “Is it bad to eat […]

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Kaimaktsalan, Northern Greece’s Skiing Hotspot

Five reasons to visit this great winter destination, including winter sports, quaint villages and natural thermal springs If you’re looking for an excursion that offers something for everyone, you can’t go wrong with Mt Kaimaktsalan, or Voras as it is officially known. The mountain’s slopes are home to the Kaimaktsalan ski center, a great place […]

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