Maureen Kennedy


Maureen Kennedy was born in Japan, grew up in the Boston area and has spent much of her adult life travelling the world. A refugee from a corporate finance career, she is an experienced and respected cook, and an advocate for real food that is good for consumers, providers (human and otherwise) and the environment. Maureen is also the force behind the Tasty Companion brand and is CEO of Cogitent Inc., a publisher of health, travel and animal welfare content and publications, including books in the Tasty Companion series. Maureen's writing has been featured on sites such as and

Based in Toronto, Maureen and her husband spend part of every year on the island of Crete. There, in between trap-neuter-releasing feral cats and enjoying nature, they practice foraging, develop and test recipes and live an authentic, rural Mediterranean life.

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The Mediterranean Diet: The Time-tested, Sustainable Way to Enjoy What You Eat While Improving Your Health
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,160. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Mediterranean, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
The Mediterranean Diet is well-researched, thought-provoking guide to Mediterranean food that contains over 220 authentic recipes as well as well-researched background information that is critical to enjoying the health and environmental benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
The 17 Day Diet - The Tasty Companion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,580. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
Need some motivation for the popular 17 Day Diet? Or any diet? The Tasty Companion provides more recipes than you will need to cover the first 17-day Cycle 1 without boredom and with loads of taste while at the same time keeping your food low-fat, low-carb, low-calorie and high nutrition. You will even find Vegetarian and Vegan options.

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