Healthy Recipes

Ivy on March 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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Ivy on March 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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Ivy on February 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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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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Ivy on February 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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  I am very excited that yesterday I made my first video.  It was nothing planned but it was one of those rare days that I was alone at home.  I had already done the preparation of the dough and filling for Spanakopita, when the idea of making a video popped up. I know that […]


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Ivy on December 14th, 2011

I have said it many time that diet food should not be bland and monotonous.  My family were licking their fingers when they ate this dish and characterized it as “gourmet”. There will be many temptations during the holidays so why not cook something healthy but delicious that only you will know that this is […]


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Ivy on December 1st, 2011

Now that we are entering the month of Christmas, it is important to be reminded of the Rules of Calories. 1.   Whatever you are eating while no one is watching, does not contain any calories. 2.   When drinking a sugar free fizzy drink while eating a chocolate bar, the calories in the chocolate bar is […]


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Today is our wedding anniversary but on this day we also celebrate the Liberation of Athens from the Nazis (12 October, 1944). Now, the EU and especially the Germans are back with a second occupation, this time economic and are quickly leading the Greek people to poverty by imposing austere measures which are beyond any […]


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Ivy on October 6th, 2011

The last time I made Chicken Teriyaki was three years ago.   Back then I made it with mushrooms and may be it wasn’t as authentic as it should be but it was delicious.  In that recipe I did not use sake or mirin, nor did I use it in this recipe as well, because to […]


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