Dried Legumes

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 18th, 2009

I don’t like making New Year’s resolutions but I know that I am back to healthy cooking again and I’ll try to keep cooking as healthy as possible. After all that butter which was consumed during December and gaining a few kilos, I haven’t yet made anything sweet this month and although I am not […]

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Continue reading about Fakes Soupa (Greek Lentil Soup)

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 4th, 2009

Whenever I go to the supermarket with my husband and I see something that I remember reading in a recipe and I would like to try it, I always add to the cart and worry later how to cook it. This happened when I bought some red kidney beans. In Greece we usually eat the […]

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Continue reading about Chili Con Chorizo and Red Kidney Beans

Ivy on Αυγούστου 27th, 2008

I do not remember ever mentioning our pet. We have a Siamese cat named Lisa and she is ten years old. She is also a Math genius. You must be wondering what Lisa has to do with revithokeftedes. In a way she does because my love for cats grew when I was about 10 years […]

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Continue reading about Revithokeftedes and my cat Lisa

Ivy on Ιουνίου 3rd, 2008

I really loved the last pesto I made recently with fresh cardamom and rocket and as I had some leftover, I did not want any to be wasted. As I already said in other posts, I am using the word leftover a lot lately. I try and cook dried legumes as often as I can […]

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Continue reading about Beans al Pesto

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

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 7th, 2008

Beans are considered to be the national food of the Greeks. I do not know the story behind this, maybe it is because they used to eat them a lot, but according to food historians, fassolia and fassolada has been around since ancient Greek times. However, years back they used to call beans “the meat […]

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Continue reading about Greek White Beans Salad

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 15th, 2007

Hoummous or hummus, there are almost as many ways of spelling this as there are recipes for it. This soup is inspired by the Middle Eastern dip with the same name.   The ingredients are the same only more water is added to turn it into a soup.  It can be a  filling lunch, when […]

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Continue reading about Hoummous Soup (Chickpeas soup)

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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Continue reading about Fakes Moutjentra – Cypriot Lentils with Rice


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