Want to eat like a Mediterranean? There’s an app for that

Cleverox introduces “Photo Recipe Step by Step” Photo: by arnold | inuyaki

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2013 – The Mediterranean diet has long been praised for improving cardiovascular health.  A brand new app by Cleverox, “Photo Recipe Step by Step” for iOS teaches users to cook staples of the Mediterranean diet in a way that makes it easy and fun. 

The Mediterranean diet is characterized by a high component of olive oil, fruit, nuts, vegetables, and cereals.  It also has a moderate component of fish and poultry, and small component of dairy products, red meat, processed meats, and sweets.  People that follow this diet often drink wine with meals in moderation.  While it is high in fat, with nearly 40% of calories from fat, the Mediterranean diet is very low in saturated fats.


Photo Recipe Step by Step

“Photo Recipe Step by Step,” available in English and Spanish, is the first application to focus exclusively on the Mediterranean diet and its health benefits.  With easy, straightforward recipes and high-definition pictures for every step, virtually anyone can whip up a delicious and healthy Mediterranean-inspired meal. 

The app contains recipes for hot and cold appetizers, main courses, and desserts featuring baked goods and fruit.  Main course recipes include beef, poultry, fish, seafood, rice, and pasta ideas.  From elaborate dishes to impress friends and family at special occasions to simple dishes you can prepare in a matter of minutes, there are recipes for almost every occasion. 

However, “Photo Recipe Step by Step” doesn’t just contain recipes.  It also has a recipe tricks and cooking tips for each recipe, as well as a shopping list creator and equivalence tables.   Users can also add their own notes to recipes and there is a handy glossary that defines many of the terms used.   Recipes also include a utensils list with a photograph of the utensil for ease in identification.  The app even includes a timer to ensure every meal will come out perfect. 

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“Photo Recipe Step by Step” aims at teaching the methods, technique, and spirit of the Mediterranean diet in a fun and interactive way.  Updated in May of 2013, version 1.03 of “Photo Recipe Step by Step” is available at the Apple iTunes Store for $1.99.  This may be an app to check out for those looking for an easy and fun way to live a healthier lifestyle. 

Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.


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Laura Sesana is a writer and DC, Maryland attorney, joining the Communities in 2012.  She is the author of Colombia: Natural Parks, and has also written several articles on literary criticism.  She writes about food, health, nutrition, women’s legal issues, and the environment.  

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