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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

Ivy on Ιουνίου 21st, 2014

People tend to avoid eating dried legumes during summer but combining them with pasta we have a  delicious, vegan, summer dish not only full of flavor and taste but also rich in protein, fiber, carbohydrates and vitamins. The only fat in the dish is the olive oil, which makes it a very healthy dish.  Leftovers […]

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Continue reading about Penne with Chickpeas and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 25th, 2013

  I am sure that all of you who love Greek cuisine know what dolmades are and to be frank they are one of many of my all time favourite Greek comfort food.  I usually buy a lot of vine leaves during spring when they are tender and store them in the deep freezer to […]

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Continue reading about Lahanodolmades me Avgolemono (stuffed cabbage leaves)

Ivy on Μαΐου 10th, 2012

I know I have virtually disappeared and it will take some time until I am back and start visiting your blogs. My husband was operated and had his gallbladder removed (cholecystectomy).    Although technically it’s not a difficult operation if it is done laparoscopically, however the doctor began laparoscopic but had to proceed to an […]

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Continue reading about Apple Meringue Galette

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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Continue reading about Lime, Dill and Garlic Crusted Salmon with Orange-Garlic Honey Sautéed Spinach

  It is my pleasure to announce the next edition of Creative Concoctions for the next fortnight and I have chosen as theme «Desserts». Creative Concoctions is a blogging event featuring  your creative culinary creations.  As I am sure we will all be making a lot of desserts in the next few days, if you […]

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Continue reading about Announcing Creative Concoctions #3 and Healthy Olive Oil Honey Oatmeal Bars

«A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses« -Hippocrates, Greek Physician (460 BC – 370 BC) I’ve decided to focus more on healthy recipes again and especially on the Medieterranean Diet. Although I am not strictly dieting […]

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Continue reading about Obesity: Why are we obese? and Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms

Ivy on Απριλίου 16th, 2010

Mpamies (okra) is a summer vegetable and can be very delicious if cooked properly.  When cooking fresh okra what I learned from my mother was to cut the stem around but without revealing the seeds. After cutting it carefully that part is dipped in salt, and when all of them are done, they should be […]

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Continue reading about Mpamies me liastes ntomates (Braised Okra with sun-dried tomatoes)

Ivy on Απριλίου 14th, 2010

After Easter I’ve started watching my weight again and have been going to the gym everyday.  A few days ago when we went to the supermarket I found myself putting some low fat products in the cart, such as Dirollo cream cheese with 3% fat, which is similar to Philadelphia, myzithra also called anthotyro or […]

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Continue reading about Healthy, Low fat Anthotyro-Cream Cheese Strawberry Jelly

Ivy on Απριλίου 9th, 2010

Although I serve salads everyday with our meals, salads is not fully covered in my blog and I know I have to start adding more salads.  I have lots of salads I have not published yet but I always prefer to focus on the main course rather than on a salad.  The salads I make […]

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Continue reading about Healthy Spring Salad and Awards


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