Healthy

Ivy on Απριλίου 1st, 2010

I just made this vegan cake.  The glazing on top is still wet.   Before preparing flaounes, I made this very easy cake and muffins as I wanted to use the oven so that the kitchen was warm, for the dough to rise. This is one of the easiest cakes to make as you just mix […]

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The white giant  beans called «gigantes or elephantes» have been cultivated in Northern Greece (Kastoria, Florina, and Drama etc.,) for centuries and are recognized by the European Union as products of Protected Geographic Indication (PGI).  These black giant beans are a new Greek variety and are not widely known in Greek cooking yet. They are […]

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Continue reading about Gigantes me spanaki kai Makaronaki (Black giant beans with spinach and pasta)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 22nd, 2010

Perch recipes are a big hit with my family especially the children and instead of frying the fish, I made this recipe wanting something tasty and healthy.   This recipe is very simple to make and is ready in no time and I am sure everyone will definitely love it. The fish is usually thicker on […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 23rd, 2010

    I’ve been cooking lots of healthy Mediterranean dishes lately and fish is in out diet at least once a week.    This dish is so easy to make with few ingredients but still it’s so delicious. One of my favourite salads I love pairing with fish, is one my mom used to make with […]

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Continue reading about Tsipoura (Gilthead Sea Bream) with Caper Vinaigrette and Pantzarosalata

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 26th, 2009

Did you know that in Greece we have our own pizza which is called Ladenia (Λαδένια), meaning olive oil bread.  This is a vegan pizza and is a speciality from the island of Kimolos.  I saw this recipe a couple of years ago on Elias Mamalakis T.V. show, a famous Greek T.V. persona.  The main […]

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Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 23rd, 2009

My friend, Natasha, of 5 Star Foodie Culinary Adventures, is hosting an event where she has asked us to further explore the flavours and textures of Macaroni and Cheese by deconstructing it and adapting it to our own culinary style.  You still have time by the end of the month to prepare your own version […]

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There have been a lot of changes in my diet the past months and I am really happy with all these changes.   We eat less meat which means that the pork we used to eat at least once a week is now limited to once a month, the beef we used to eat once a […]

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Summer Escapes part VI- A glimpse at ancient and modern Sparti, Laconia Sparta or Sparti (Σπάρτη) as it is called in modern Greek, is the administrative capital of the prefecture of Laconia. It is 250 kilometres from Athens, located in the Southern part of Greece and has a population of 18.000 according to the census […]

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Continue reading about Revithia giahni sti gastra (chickpea stew) and a virtual tour to Sparti

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 28th, 2009

Gyristarkes, from the Greek verb γυρίζω = turn, now commonly known as glystarkes or glistarkes, is a kind of grid-like crusty, sesame rusks.   The bread sticks are dipped into sesame seeds and then they are shaped beginning with a cross (as it had a religious meaning as well) and then other bread sticks are added […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 22nd, 2009

Summer Escapes – Part IV –  Kladas, Laconias Kladas is a small village just a few kilometres before reaching Sparta and that is where we usually stay when we visit our relatives. This is the view of the village from the house and the last buildings near the mountain, is part of Sparta. This is […]

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Continue reading about Living in the countryside and Pasta with Chicken, zucchini and pesto

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