Legumes

Ivy on Ιουλίου 23rd, 2014

When it comes to creating a new recipe, I just follow my instict, which fortunate enough for me, it always works. I’ve made many chickpea salads over the years and today I wanted to make something totally new.   I knew the recipe would work just as well with pasta, rice or quinoa as I have used […]

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Continue reading about Chickpea Salad with Bulgur Wheat, Feta and Pesto

Louvi is black eyed beans.  When they are still fresh they are called louvi fresko (or ambelofassoula in Greece) and louvi xero (or mavrommatika) when they are dried. Louvi fresko can be eaten as a main dish but also as a salad to accompany other dishes. Louvi xero can be eaten as a stew with […]

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Continue reading about Louvi – and Black eyed Peas with Chard and Black eyed Peas Salad with Avocado

  Summer Escapes part VI- A glimpse at ancient and modern Sparti, Laconia Sparti, view from Taygettus Mountain   Sparta or Sparti (Σπάρτη) as it is called in modern Greek, is the administrative capital of the prefecture of Laconia. It is 250 kilometres from Athens, located in the Southern part of Greece and has a […]

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Continue reading about Revithia giahni sti gastra (chickpea stew) and a virtual tour to Sparti

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 1st, 2007

Fakes moutzentra is a lentil recipe we make in Cyprus and is a high protein, balanced healthy food, especially with the combination of rice.    In Greece they make a similar recipe in the Aegean islands which is called Fakoryzo, meaning lentils and rice. I remember when my mother used to make moutzentra, she would fry […]

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