We all know what it feels like to go out with friends and fear that after eating a typical greasy meal, it will only leave a heavy weight on your consciousness. Have no fear, The GreenSuites Restaurant offers a large variety of recipes enriched with Mediterranean flavours and ingredients that define what is often referred to as the healthiest gastronomy, Mediterranean cooking. Continue reading on and discover the food items that can turn your night out with friends into a healthy and enjoyable dinner for everyone.
The Six Important Components of Mediterranean Cooking
1.Liquid Gold: EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Our kitchens ensure that we are using the best quality ingredients to bring to our plates. One of the healthiest and most basic is EVOO or Extra Virgin Olive Oil for its incomparable value in Mediterranean kitchens and cooking. It is the very best when it comes to oil and if there were any doubt, it has a large amount of Vitamin E and fatty acids that make it a heart-healthy food.
2.Day to Day Energy: Cereals
Have you ever not wanted to eat bread? Well, here we will explain why it can be healthy as well as offer you a delicious and original plate to eat it alongside an assortment of tasty ingredients. Bread, just like pasta and rice, are key elements of the Mediterranean diet because they provide a good source of carbohydrates to your meals. This means they provide the necessary energy to give you strength throughout the day.
Without a doubt, the best choice is to opt for whole grain bread or whole wheat bread as they will also provide more fibre. We bet you are craving a slice of bread, right? We have just the plate to get you started with your friends – our famous bread and tomato dish with a special touch of anchovies over focaccia and tomato.
3.The Inseparable Duo: Fruits and Vegetables
You have most likely heard your parents tell you on more than one occasion “You need to eat five pieces of fruit and veg every day”. They were not wrong. Experts recommend you eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables each day, so keep that in mind the next time you are headed to the supermarket. If you head to our restaurant, we assure you that there will be no lack of vegetables and you will even have various options to choose from. To start, try our “Veggie Burger”, a hamburger made from beets, rice, quinoa and other vegetables or the rump cap Carpaccio with Sashi beef, rocket, Parmesan, truffle oil and “carasau” bread.
4.Protein Source: Eggs
Fried, poached, soft-boiled, hard-boiled, scrambled…however you like them, there are many ways to cook an egg and they are all low in calories and high in good fats. Eggs are ideal for making an already delicious meal into something original and delicious due to its high source of good proteins. Taking advantage of all of those benefits, we created a plate where eggs are the starring ingredient – Eggs cooked at a low temperature accompanied by truffle mashed potatoes and sautéed mushrooms.
5.Fight Against Cardiovascular Illnesses: Fish
The recommendation is to eat oily fish about two to three times a week on account of its nutritional value to protect against cardiovascular illnesses and it is low in calories. For that reason, at the Greensuites Restaurant, we take all of that into consideration and offer you the opportunity to try two delicious plates including glazed salmon with couscous and vegetables, sliced apple and fennel or fideuá, a noodle dish with toasted prawns. Enjoy these recipes that mix the traditional side of Mediterranean cooking with just a touch of a modern gastronomic fusion.
6.A Necessity: Water
To accompany the aforementioned recipes, it is highly important to drink water and not forget throughout the day either. Water is extremely important for people living the Mediterranean areas as well as the land where its products grow. We should be drinking about 1.5 to 2 litres of water a day to stay hydrated, although each person has differing needs depending on age or level of physical activity. Remember to drink your water because it is good for you!