Main Dishes

Ivy on Ιουνίου 21st, 2014

People tend to avoid eating dried legumes during summer but combining them with pasta we have a  delicious, vegan, summer dish not only full of flavor and taste but also rich in protein, fiber, carbohydrates and vitamins. The only fat in the dish is the olive oil, which makes it a very healthy dish.  Leftovers […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 24th, 2014

When it comes to a busy day I always resort to making a pasta dish which can be made in minimum time and still have a delicious meal.

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Continue reading about Four cheese, Carbonara with Bacon and Greek Yoghurt

Did you know that in the Middle Ages the British used to call the cauliflower «Cyprus Colewort»?   It is believed that the cauliflower originated in Cyprus, where the oldest record dates from the 6th century b.C.    Cauliflower,  arrived in Europe from Cyprus by the Venetians. It was then introduced to mainland Europe through Italy in […]

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Continue reading about Kounoupidi me Patates Kapamas (Stewed Cauliflower with Potatoes)

Ivy on Απριλίου 28th, 2014

This is a very easy pasta dish you can pull together in less than half an hour.  I always keep some sausages in the deep freezer and had some leftover leeks from the last time we went to the farmers” market.  Of course, it’s impossible that a Greek household is without feta, so with a […]

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Continue reading about Sausages in Tomato, Leek and Feta Sauce with Fussili

Ivy on Απριλίου 24th, 2014

Christos Anesti (Christ has risen) to all my Christian readers. Hope you had a joyful Easter! This recipe is one of those I cooked at the restaurant, at the beginning on Lent, when I was in Cyprus, for the staff. I love dried legumes, especially lentils and if I were to chose between a meat dish or […]

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Continue reading about Brown Lentils with Carrots, Orzo and Caramelized Onions

This Lenten or vegan dessert is a twist to a recipe I used to make in the restaurant called Samali or Kalon Prama in Cyprus, which we offered to our clients after their meal free of charge.  The traditional recipe is a semolina cake flavoured with mastic and drenched in syrup.  Some blanched almonds are […]

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Continue reading about Vegan Coconut Mandarin Samali (Semolina Cake) and How to Make Vegan Whipped Cream

Ivy on Απριλίου 15th, 2014

My last post about my trip to Cyprus was quite difficult and it took me about 15 days to finish it.  Now that I am done with this post, I can start blogging again, hopefully on a more regular basis and start posting recipes and visiting my favourite blogs again. After coming back, we spent […]

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Continue reading about Aromatic Blackeyed Peas with Wild Greens and Quinoa

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 31st, 2013

Gkioulpassi is a dish which comes from Asia Minor.  It is usually made with lamb but it is also often made with lamb, port and veal.  Slits are made in the meat and spices, garlic and cheese are added in the meat.  It is wrapped in greaseproof paper with vegetables and spices and  slowly cooked […]

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Today’s recipe has a weird name and many of you may be wondering what stiftaria or casarecce, spirulina and kritamo may be.  When I added the picture on Facebook, even Greeks did not know what this was about.   Casarecce is a short, slightly tubular pasta, about one inch long, with a wonderful trench for […]

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Continue reading about Choriatika Striftaria me Spiroulina kai Kritamo (Peasant style Casarecce with Spirulina and Sea Fennel)

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 6th, 2013

  «Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.»  (Author Unknown) You have probably heard about the disparaging comments Guido Barilla made on a radio show that his company would never feature or market his product directly to gay couples. […]

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