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Online Boudoir Workshop. Testaccio Food & Walking Tour in Rome - Eating Italy. Meta Description - What it is and how it can help your blog. The meta description is an often overlooked SEO element.

Meta Description - What it is and how it can help your blog

In this post we’ll discuss what the meta description is, why it’s important, how to find the meta description, how to change your meta description, and some basic advice for optimizing the meta description for your food blog. Side note: Isn’t all of this internet marketing/web optimization/SEO/online business stuff so cool? I’m so incredibly grateful to be able to learn, write, and share this with you guys. 'Traditional' Mediterranean Diet Isn't What You Think.

It’s not what most people think of when they envision the famously light, healthy “Mediterranean diet.”

'Traditional' Mediterranean Diet Isn't What You Think

But hearty dishes like smoked game meats; the mélange of cabbage, fish, eggs, cheese, olive oil, pepper, garlic and sweet wine dubbed monokythron (literally, “one-pot”); and the fermented fish sauce garum were once common fare in the region whose traditional dietary patterns are now seen by many as a global model for better eating. Evidence that the Mediterranean diet as we now know it was not predominant in the region during the long Byzantine era (roughly the years 330 to 1453) has been gathered by Dr. Workshops - Annette Joseph. Join us for this once in a lifetime creative retreat on the Italian Riviera.

Workshops - Annette Joseph

Pomegranate Power Bites. This healthy treat is made entirely from only three whole foods (plus spices) and is vegan, gluten-free, grain-free and raw.

Pomegranate Power Bites

My secret ingredients are cardamom and pomegranate molasses which give it a Mediterranean vibe. With my nutrition clients, I tend to steer clear of prescribing any pre-packaged diet (e.g. Paleo, Thrive, etc) and instead tailor healthy lifestyle strategies to where they are and where they want to be with their overall well-being. The Mediterranean diet, however, is something I can get behind with clear conscious and confidence. Less of a diet and more of a lifestyle, it has been scientifically linked to reducing inflammation, decreasing the risk of diabetes and lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure. Mediterranean Wonderfoods eBook. Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. Oldways, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the European Office of the World Health Organization introduced the classic Mediterranean Diet in 1993 at a conference in Cambridge, MA, along with a Mediterranean Diet Pyramid graphic to represent it visually.

Mediterranean Diet Pyramid

This pyramid continues to be a well-known guide to what is now universally recognized as the “gold standard” eating pattern that promotes lifelong good health. It has been widely used for years by consumers, educators, and health professionals alike to implement healthier eating habits. The pyramid was created using the most current nutrition research to represent a healthy, traditional Mediterranean diet. It was based on the dietary traditions of Crete, Greece and southern Italy circa 1960 at a time when the rates of chronic disease among populations there were among the lowest in the world, and adult life expectancy was among the highest even though medical services were limited.

Updating the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid Licensing. Best Food Blogs of 2014. Do you love reading food blogs as much as we do?

Best Food Blogs of 2014

With so many blogs out there, it can be easy to get lost in a sea of sites. We’ve compiled our annual list of blogs that are worthy of making it into your regular reading rotation. See one we missed? Tell us in the comments! Source: Offbeat and Inspired This former painter-turned food photographer grew up with the culinary influences of her Italian mom. Source: Naturally Ella. Ellen Silverman Photography. Ditte Isager – Photographer. Welcome to Forbes. Yes, you can make money from food blogging! I started Oh My Veggies as a hobby.

Yes, you can make money from food blogging!

I never thought I’d make money from food blogging, but now it’s my full-time job. Pinterest For Food Bloggers eBook – The Kitchen Paper. What Do Readers Want from their Favorite Food Blogs? A few weeks back, I sent out a survey to newsletter subscribers.

What Do Readers Want from their Favorite Food Blogs?

After more than 6 years of blogging, I wanted to hear from you. Not just in the comment section. Not just via contact form. It was time I let you steer the direction of your content. I no longer wanted to tell you what to cook. The results of the 5-question survey surprised me. So, when the results actually came in, I was surprised. The State of Food Blogging Survey Results. When asked what factors are important in determining whether a blogger would attend a food blogger conference, the most important four factors (out of 14 to choose from) in order were: Cleary, bloggers are looking at costs and schedule when determining whether to attend a conference and are more concerned about the content quality than they are about receiving free gifts or perks from sponsors, which is to their credit.

The State of Food Blogging Survey Results

Part VI: Blogging in the United States 72% of respondents were from the United States, so the results are weighted towards what is happening in the US, where blogging is more popular and has been popular longer than in the rest of the world.