Showcasing the Mediterranean diet and Asian diet  




Our cookbook, The MediterrAsian Way, includes over 150 simple, delicious, and nutritious recipes that highlight the wonderful and diverse flavors of Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. Also included are cooking and preparation tips, meal plans, helpful strategies for eating in and dining out, and a comprehensive lifestyle guide to help you stay healthy and in shape for life.


"In The Mediterrasian Way by Ric Watson and Trudy Thelander, the discussion centers on combining the best of the Mediterranean and Asian diets. Food and fat fundamentals are explained and meal and exercise plans are included. But you won't feel like you're depriving yourself with delicious dishes like fettuccine with shrimp and chiles, Thai red chicken curry or Tuscan white bean and garlic soup."

- The Santa Barbara News-Press

"...Approximately half of the text is devoted to a discussion of this lifestyle, including suggestions for exercise and relaxation and sample menus. The rest of the work contains 150 recipes for pasta, stir-fries, pizza, soups, desserts, etc., which are simple and easy to prepare, with tomatoes, garlic, peppers, fish, chicken, and beans as the main ingredients. Recommended for libraries with patrons who are interested in a lifestyle not just a diet."

- Library Journal

"Recipes aren't all you'll find in this interesting volume. Watson and Thelander discuss how adopting a MediterrAsian lifestyle can protect your health and prevent disease...This is not a diet, it's a lifestyle change. But adopting the MediterrAsian Way will prevent obesity and help you trim pounds along the way."

- AOL Health

"There are certainly no shortage of cookbooks and lifestyle books touting the benefits of Mediterranean and Asian diets these days, but this one condenses a lot of ideas into a readable whole, with recipes, lifestyle tips and guides to weight loss, etc."

- iVillage

"...So far we've sampled Thai Fish Cakes with Sweet Chili Sauce, Pasta with Shrimp and Chile, Mushroom Bruschetta, and Mixed Berry Coulis with Greek Vanilla Yogurt. Every one has been a hit!... this book has easily earned a spot on our shelf of favorite diet and cookbooks."