Healthy

  Living in Athens in an apartment is not easy to barbecue because we do not have the space to do this often.  I do have a small barbecue but we avoid using it as whenever we do, the smoke gets into the appartment, so I avoid using it.  Some times I use the oven […]

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Continue reading about Chicken Souvlakia and Makaronosalata me Kotopoulo (Pasta Salad with Chicken)

Ivy on Ιουλίου 24th, 2009

  Eating healthy or being on a diet does not necessarily mean that you should eat boring food.  I have been watching my diet and loosing weight just by eating a little bit healthier.    Maybe I have not lost many kilos but I am satisfied loosing 2 kilos a month, without being hungry. I […]

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Continue reading about Mpiftekia (Greek Feta Burgers) with Vlita and Garlicky Cucumber Salad

Ivy on Ιουλίου 22nd, 2009

Fava beans, in Greek Φούλια (foulia) is a legume similar to broad beans (ficia fava) in ancient Greek named κύαμος (κyamos) and in modern Greek κουκιά (koukia) and was one of the species of beans than existed in the ancient world.   Fava beans are mentioned by Homer (8th to 9th century B.C.).   Greeks […]

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Continue reading about Koukia Xera (Fava)

Ivy on Ιουλίου 15th, 2009

Gemista, means “filled” or “stuffed” vegetables such as, peppers, eggplants, courgettes, onions etc.The filling can be a meat based one, usually with minced beef and rice but I always prefer to make them vegan. Gemista fall under the category ladera or “oily” food, as we call them but my version is a much lighter one, […]

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Continue reading about Gemista (Stuffed Tomatoes) and a Well Balanced 3 Course Meal

Ivy on Μαΐου 14th, 2009

Stamnaggathi are wild greens, with a mildly bitter taste but simultaneously having a touch of sweetness which does not resemble to any other wild greens and is a must for a healthy style cuisine.   During the past years these greens are becoming very popular in all Greek gourmet restaurants and you can rarely find […]

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Continue reading about Stamnaggathi

Ivy on Απριλίου 11th, 2009

First of all for all of you who are celebrating Easter tomorrow I wish you a Happy Easter and to be in good health.  We still have another week to celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter.   Yesterday,  when I visited Susan I saw that Chris, of Mele Cotte is hosting her third event to bring awareness […]

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Continue reading about Revithokeftedes me Garides and Asparagus to fight cancer

As I told you in my previous post, we visited an exhibition on Lakonian products.   The first part was all about olives and Greek olive oil. I have taken many photos but as it is impossible to show all the exhibition, I have made a few collages so that you may see and  find […]

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Continue reading about Honey, Peanut butter, Chocolate and Pastelli Cookies – Lakonia Part II

  Kalamaria is a very popular dish in Greece and Cyprus, especially during Lent when seafood is allowed to be eaten.  Although we can eat all sorts of delicious food during Lent I find it difficult to cook dried legumes or just vegetables on Sundays as Ι have always connected  Sunday cooking with meat dishes. […]

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Continue reading about Kalamaria or Thrapsala Tiganita or Gemista (Fried or Stuffed Kalamari)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 8th, 2009

Traditional Greek Macedonian Halvas, is one of the main Lenten sweets.   It’s main ingredient is sesame, which is turned into tahini and used to be sweetened originally with threpsini, which is a natural sweetener produced from raisins.  During the  War, when the Germans had confiscated all the production of raisins in Greece, other sweeteners were […]

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Continue reading about Halvas and Bourekia me Halva

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 10th, 2008

The first time I tasted quinoa I must admit that I wasn’t really enthusiastic but there are a lot of things that I didn’t like the first time and now I love them. I gave it a second and a third chance but with the fruit and the yoghurt and honey we loved it. After […]

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Continue reading about Quinoa Fruit Salad

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