Monday, February 27, 2012

Alex Learning Of Ancient Greece And Of The People Of The Mediterranean



Song:  Zeynep's Romance

Artist:  Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Forgive me for reusing this song.
I had used it on a previous post...
however, it fits this article so well...
besides being such a very beautiful song.

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Alex is studying about Ancient Greece in school during Social Studies.




He has a test on the Greek Alphabet tomorrow.


On the weekends...
after his normal studies...
we work on his long term projects for school.

He has to put together a montage of one of the ancient greek gods.

He had chosen Apollo. 

I taught him how to outline his information for inclusion in his project
(which had given him the necessary information to research)...
 how to get the appropriate photos and illustrations for it...
and how to design his layout by first constructing a rough picture board.

Alex typed out the main body of the project and printed the pictures.

We just have to have him print out titles to the photos and we will 
cut and glue the photos to the poster board.

Presentation of material using some form of art has always been one of Alex's
areas of difficulty.  

I am sure he will have many more to do in the future.
With what I had taught him...he should do well with them.



Not too long ago...
we had gone to a Mediterranean restaurant here in Reno...
right across from the Peppermill Casino.

It was called the Naan & Kabab.




Alex loves Naan (a flat leavened bread).


The salad was very good...very tasty.


My meal.  I especially loved the lightly grilled vegetables
(yes, I know, a tomato is a fruit...I am still going to call it a vegetable :)


My wife's meal.


Alex's meal.  He really likes chicken...and he loves onions...
so we got him Chicken Kabab.


This was only his second time eating in a Mediterranean restaurant.
He has become much more adventurous with his food.

Years ago, we were extremely limited in our restaurants because of 
Alex's extreme aversion to certain textures and tastes.

We have been slowly introducing new types of food to Alex.
We may now go to many types of restaurants...
and Alex gets to explore many of the wondrous types of food the world has to offer...


especially their desserts :)

This restaurant has some very, very good food.
I love the food of the Mediterranean.

The people of the Mediterranean region have one of the most 
healthful diets in the world (along with the Japanese).

I had earlier written an article on these diets here:



Besides the emphasis on vegetables, fruit, grains, fish and poultry...
healthful amounts of red meats and dairy...
I think there are four especially healthful aspects to their diet...

The Tomato...
besides being used in plentiful amounts fresh...
it is used as a base for many of their sauces.

The Olive...
used whole and for their oil as salad dressings...
as well as for cooking.

The Onion...
used fresh or cooked.

Yogurt.
Not the American thin type...
but Greek Yogurt and the like.

Greek Yogurt is processed differently...
it uses far more milk to make...
has more steps in the process...
and it has twice the Protein...
twice the taste and body...
and...well...anyway...
although it is more expensive...
it is worth it.




Yogurt, in its many forms and brands...
has been one of the foods eaten on an almost daily basis...
by most of the longest lived people in the world.

Alex loves Greek Yogurt...
it has been one of his staples for years.

Our family eats it on an almost daily basis

(I've only just gotten back to eating it daily...
I had forgotten how well I felt when I normally consumed it...
and not a lot of cheeseburgers...one of my weaknesses :)

Our digestive tract holds far more importance to our health than
what has been given credit by the medical establishment.

You must realize...besides the myriad of other functions
it provides...all of our nutrients must pass through it.

A healthful amount of the right types of intestinal flora enables
our digestive tract to breakdown and extract various nutrients.

Whether it is from enzymal action from the intestinal flora...
or from chemical input from the liver or other organs...
without a healthful digestive tract...
full and vibrant health is impossible.

The protein in Yogurt is complete...
some of the most bioavailable...
easily digestible...
in short...
nutritious and delicious  :)

A cup or more with each meal will do much toward
bettering your health through, not only its nutrients...
but through the stabilization of the digestive tract.

Some of our favorite Yogurt is from Brown Cow
(the third pictured one).

Think of Greek Yogurt as part of every meal...
or as a yogurt drink with every meal.

And no...
I do not get paid by any yogurt company  :)

So there you have it...
we started with Ancient Greece...
went to modern Mediterranean food...
Greek Yogurt...
and we ended up at the end with the digestive tract...err...
never mind  :)




8 comments:

  1. The food at the Mediterranean restaurant looks delicious. I wouldn't have guessed Reno as having a variety of culinary choices, but it seems like you are not having trouble finding good places to eat.

    Interesting to read about Greek yogurt. My wife always tries hard to make healthy meals for us. I don't think she is aware of Greek yogurt so we will have to try it sometime.

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  2. Yes, there are many different restaurants here. Greek yogurt is very good. Make sure to try different brands to find the one you like.

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    Shiroi

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