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Vegan Choco-Strawberries

I was craving something sweet today but was really busy after coming back  from the farmers” market and shopping.  I had already bought these beautiful strawberries and since I had a bar of chocolate, I prepared this delectable, but so simple, dessert in no time. It took 5 minutes to melt the chocolate and 10 [...]

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Vegan Choco-Strawberries

I was craving something sweet today but was really busy after coming back  from the farmers” market and shopping.  I had already bought these beautiful strawberries and since I had a bar of chocolate, I prepared this delectable, but so simple, dessert in no time. It took 5 minutes to melt the chocolate and 10 [...]

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Htapodi (Octopus) with Mushrooms and Homemade Hilopites

    Although no animal products, including fish, are not allowed to be eaten during Lent, except for Palm Sunday and Auunciation day, all cephalopods are allowed, as they do not contain blood. The octopus was quite large.  I prepared the first step with the whole octopus and part of it was marinated in vinegar  and [...]

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Htapodi (Octopus) with Mushrooms and Homemade Hilopites

    Although no animal products, including fish, are not allowed to be eaten during Lent, except for Palm Sunday and Auunciation day, all cephalopods are allowed, as they do not contain blood. The octopus was quite large.  I prepared the first step with the whole octopus and part of it was marinated in vinegar  and [...]

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Vegan Herbed Eliopsomo (Olive Bread) with Pesto

One of my favourite breads is olive bread.  I have lots of recipes on my blog but this time I made it quite different.  Now that we are fasting, it’s perfect for any time of the day, for breakfast, as a snack but also in the evening I don’t like eating cooked food, so a [...]

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Vegan Herbed Eliopsomo (Olive Bread) with Pesto

One of my favourite breads is olive bread.  I have lots of recipes on my blog but this time I made it quite different.  Now that we are fasting, it’s perfect for any time of the day, for breakfast, as a snack but also in the evening I don’t like eating cooked food, so a [...]

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Vegan Chocolate Carrot Cake with Chocolate Tahini Glazing Revisited

  Today is my second son’s Birthday.  Happy Birthday Kyriacos!  Unfortunately I couldn’t make him a birthday cake as he is in Athens but his sister made one. Yesterday I invited my neighbours to come over for a cup of coffee and as most people are fasting for the Easter period, I made this vegan cake. [...]

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Vegan Chocolate Carrot Cake with Chocolate Tahini Glazing Revisited

  Today is my second son’s Birthday.  Happy Birthday Kyriacos!  Unfortunately I couldn’t make him a birthday cake as he is in Athens but his sister made one. Yesterday I invited my neighbours to come over for a cup of coffee and as most people are fasting for the Easter period, I made this vegan cake. [...]

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Krema Karpouziou me Ryzalevro (Watermelon Rice Pudding)

  I love to make fruit preserves and at the end when we eat the fruit there’s always some leftover delicious syrup, which has absorbed the flavour of the fruit but also of the ingredients added at the time of preparation. I have been using leftover syrups in my recipes for ages but until recently, [...]

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Hoummous with Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlicky Olives

I love hoummous and when I boil chickpeas I always cook more and keep some in the deep freezer, to use it whenever we are craving some.  The other day when I was looking in the deep freezer for the chickpeas to prepare some mezedes, I also saw that I had some leftover roasted butternut [...]

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Anginares à la Polita (Vegan Artichokes)

Anginares à la polita is a dish originating from Constantinople, in Greek Constantinoupolis, also called «Polis» meaning the city of Constantine. Therefore this dish means «artichokes city-style».  Asia Minor used to be Greek for millenia until the Turkish Empire captured those territories as well.  The Greeks developed several styles of cooking such as Smyrneiki Kouzina or Politiki [...]

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Eliopsomo me Dendrolivano (Olive Bread with Rosemary)

I know that I said that I will be on hiatus for a short while and I will still continue for a short while but whenever I can, I want to post a few recipes which are suitable for Easter Lent. This recipe is based on a traditional Cypriot Olive Bread.  I have made a [...]

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Greek Fava with two recipes: Greek Fava Soup with Pumpkin and Fava Dip

  Don’t confuse Greek fava with fava beans (Vicia Faba) although «vicia» and «vetches» are classified  in the same genus.  Greek fava (lathyrus clymenum), looks like yellow split peas, but is much tastier and is produced in various parts of Greece.  The most popular one is the one produced on Santorini Island, because of the volcanic soil [...]

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Vegan Borscht (Beet) Soup

  Beetroots (Beta Vulgaris) in Greek Pantzaria or Kokkinogoulia, also known as zacharoteutla, are known in Greece since antiquity as a valuable and nutricious vegetable. Wild Sea Beets (Beta Maritima), being native to the shores of the  Mediterranean region,   has been used as a vegetable for over 2000 years.  There are mentions even by [...]

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Artichoke & Celeriac Soup

  This year was so cold that I cannot remember any other year making so many soups.  We usually stick to the traditional ones like Chicken and Rice Avgolemono, Trahanas, Hortosoupa, Psarosoupa and Kreatosoupa.   Except for hortosoupa all the remaining are not allowed in a gallbladder diet.   After seeing the list of what [...]

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Vegan Pommes Lyonnaises the Greek Way

On Monday it was Kathara Deftera or Ash Monday, which marks the beginning of the 48 days of fasting before the Easter which is on the 15th April, 2012.  We did not go anywhere to celebrate because after (almost) recovering from a flu, on Sunday afternoon, after lying down to rest for an hour, when [...]

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