Mediterranean food has been lauded by nutritionists, like those at the Mayo Clinic, as a heart- and brain-healthy diet because it contains lots of vegetables and fish -- as evidenced by this Mediterranean fish soup recipe. This soup contains white fish and stewed tomatoes with shrimp and chicken broth (both low-fat), pastina, onion, garlic, fennel seeds, parsley, black pepper and turmeric. Curcumin, the substance in turmeric that gives the spice its yellow color, is thought by researchers to provide a bit of protection against Alzheimer's disease, says the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research.
Italian food is one of the quintessential tomato-based cuisines. Our next stewed tomatoes recipe celebrates that tradition.