Black Eyed Beans

Ivy on Μαΐου 22nd, 2010

Louvi is black eyed beans.  When they are still fresh they are called louvi fresko (or ambelofassoula in Greece) and louvi xero (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 chard […]

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Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 15th, 2009

Summer Escapes part VII – Lakonia: Elafonissos, Plytra, Archangelos and Monvemvassia During our last visit to Sparti, we had the chance to visit Southern Laconia, see some new places and revisit some others we had visited in the past.   There are so many places one can visit but a one-day excursion is not enough […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 16th, 2009

A few months ago, when I was hosting one of the Events for the World food Programme – Time to be Thankful, Lisa, of Lisa’s Vegetarian Kitchen, participated with a lovely recipe of  Black-eyed pea Patties.  I bookmarked the recipe and decided to give it a try some weeks ago, adding a few ingredients of […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 24th, 2008

It’s difficult to cook for a family when you can’t get the whole family to eat the same thing. My children are not very fond of legumes and most of the times I have to cook two meals so that everyone will eat. I have made it a rule to cook legumes at least once […]

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Continue reading about Louvi – Mavrommatika (Black eyed beans) in tomato sauce


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