Feast of the Seven Fishes: Celebrating Christmas the Italian Way

Feast of the Seven Fishes

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Is your mind still reeling, deciding on a healthy Christmas feast that won’t complicate your health or counter your weight loss program? Here is one festive menu for you – “Esta dei Sette Pesci”! It means “Feast of the Seven Fishes.” It is a traditional Italian fare cooked for Christmas. You don’t have to be an Italian to enjoy its health benefits and mouth-watering goodness. It is enough to love seafood to revel in this utterly delicious seafood bonanza.

The Story Behind the Feast of the Seven Fishes

There are several stories about how Esta dei Sette Pesci begun.Get some ideas from Maria Vultaggio of the International Business Times who wrote the post Feast Of The Seven Fishes History 2014: Christmas Eve Menu Item Facts. She says it is definitely Italian and a tradition in Sicily and Naples, yet it isn’t popular in the northern region. In America, the traditional Christmas fare was introduced by the migrant Italians. [Read more…]

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Happy Healthy Holidays: A Few Secrets to Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

Healthy HolidaysIs a guilt-free, but just as satisfying Christmas feast ,possible at all? If you have forsaken a lot of good treats throughout the year, is Christmas the right time to take a break from your diet? If you have health concerns, can you manage to enjoy Christmas minus the traditional fares you look forward to?

Staying on a healthy diet can be very challenging. If you were able to stay on track for a long time, it would be a pity if you will forego your healthy eating habits. Of course you can have a festive Christmas celebration minus excessively fatty, salty and sugary foods. There are a lot of recipes/dishes you can enjoy that are guilt-free. Jamie Oliver offers a few healthy ingredients and how to go creative with them using delicious recipes in this blog What to Eat to Survive the Festive Party Season posted on Jamie Magazine.   [Read more…]

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