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By Debbie Matenopoulos

Debbie Matenopoulos, the 1st member of her kin born in the US, grew up in a standard Greek family, consuming scrumptious, real Greek cooking that her relations had handed down for generations.

By the time Debbie had begun her tv profession in manhattan on The View, she started consuming a customary American nutrition. yet regardless of rigorously proscribing how a lot she ate, she chanced on herself gaining weight and missing power. As Debbie’s profession as an leisure information reporter and tv host on BS, MTV, E!, and different networks had her consistently at the cross, she used to be grabbing no matter what meals used to be on hand. It was once in simple terms while she again to her conventional Greek vitamin that she came across herself easily—and healthily—realizing her common weight and regaining her normal power, stamina, and physique.

Now, in It's All Greek to Me, Debbie stocks a hundred and twenty of her family's conventional Greek recipes and provides her personal contact to lead them to even more healthy and more straightforward to prepare.

After tasting Debbie’s dishes, equivalent to her mouthwatering model of Spanakopita (Spinach Feta Pie), Kalamaria Kaftera (Spicy Calamari), her family’s mystery recipe for Baklava, and, after all, Arni kai Patates (Classic Roasted Leg of Lamb with Potatoes)—you’ll be surprised those scrumptious meals are best for you. With a foreword through Dr. Michael Ozner, one of many nation’s major cardiologists, the recipes in It’s All Greek to Me adhere to the healthiest nutrition in the world: the normal Mediterranean vitamin. sleek technology is catching as much as what Greeks have recognized for millennia: well-being comes from consuming typical, whole-food materials that haven’t been processed or pumped packed with hormones, antibiotics, or preservatives.

Let It’s All Greek to Me carry your folks and family members jointly to percentage within the adventure of a Greek meal and lifestyle. Opa!

A element of all proceeds will profit the ALS Association.

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