Healthy Recipes

You can do this recipe from scratch if you like but I made it the following day, after having leftover spaghetti and Bolognaise sauce.  The changes I made to this classic dish turned it into something completely different, very tasty, light and healthy not to mention that with a few extra ingredients this dish was […]

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Continue reading about Anthotyro and Smoked Paprika Deconstructed Pastitsio with Eggless Bechamel

Ivy on Απριλίου 16th, 2012

  Christos Anesti and chronia polla.  This is our wish after Easter which means Christos Anesti (Christ has risen) and may you live for many years. Today, Monday after Easter it is still a public holiday here in Greece.  I wanted to cook something light with ingredients I had at home as all the shops […]

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Continue reading about Chicken with Leeks, Greek yoghurt and kafkalithres pesto

Ivy on Απριλίου 8th, 2012

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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Continue reading about Anginares à la Polita (Vegan Artichokes)

  Happy Easter to all my friends celebrating Easter tomorrow. For us Orthodox, it’s Palm Sunday tomorrow and one of the two times during Lent where fish is allowed to be eaten.   The other day was on the 25th March, the Anunciation on the Holy Mary, when I cooked this recipe, as we avoided […]

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Continue reading about Perka sti Ladokolla (Perch en Papillote) with Fresh Rosemary and Garlic

  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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Continue reading about Greek Fava with two recipes: Greek Fava Soup with Pumpkin and Fava Dip

Ivy on Μαρτίου 21st, 2012

  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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Continue reading about Vegan Borscht (Beet) Soup

Ivy on Μαρτίου 18th, 2012

  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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Continue reading about Artichoke & Celeriac Soup

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 29th, 2012

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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Continue reading about Vegan Pommes Lyonnaises the Greek Way

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 9th, 2012

Gavros (anchovies) is one of the relatively cheap fish and that is why it is called «fish of the poor».   During the season it is fished in abbundance it ranges around 4 – 5 Euros a kilo and when the catch is not good, around the period when there is full moon, it reaches maximum […]

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Continue reading about Filetarismenos Gavros Plaki sto Fourno (Filleted Baked Anchovies)

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 4th, 2012

I’ve made this recipe many times each time with a few minor changes.  I’ve marinated the salmon with honey and orange, with honey and lemon, with pomegranate molasses, with petimezi (grape molasses), with Asian flavours, etc.  Salmon is one of my favourite fishes and still have a lot of recipes I have not posted. Although […]

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Continue reading about Seared Orange-Honey Crusted Salmon


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