Lentils

Christos Anesti (Christ has risen) to all my Christian readers. Hope you had a joyful Easter! This recipe is one of those I cooked at the restaurant, at the beginning on Lent, when I was in Cyprus, for the staff. I love dried legumes, especially lentils and if I were to chose between a meat dish or […]

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Continue reading about Brown Lentils with Carrots, Orzo and Caramelized Onions

In Greece we have a local variety of eggplants (aubergines) called Tsakonikes, named after the region they are produced (Tsakonia) Kynouria, a region in Arcadia, Peloponnese. These eggplants are long, thin, seedless and very sweet, so you don’t have to salt them to draw out bitterness.  It is a product of protected designation of origin (PDO) […]

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Continue reading about Melitzanes me tyria (Greek Eggplants with Cheese)

Ivy on June 13th, 2010

Most people don’t eat dried legumes during summer mainly because of the abundance of fresh vegetables but also because they have correlated legumes with soups.  However, dried legumes are a great source for protein and the combination of any dried legumes with lots of vegetables makes a healthy and perfect meal for  hot summer days. […]

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Continue reading about Healthy Mediterranean Lentil Salad

In Cyprus fakes moudzentra (pronounced fakhés) is a staple lentil dish which is cooked with brown lentils and rice and then caramelized onions, called “tiganissi” are mixed in.  The only spices used are salt and pepper, yet this very simple vegan dish is very healthy and delicious.  The other way we make this dish is […]

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Continue reading about Kritharaki me Fakes kai Pasto (Orzo with Lentils and Smoked Pork)

Ivy on January 18th, 2009

I don’t like making New Year’s resolutions but I know that I am back to healthy cooking again and I’ll try to keep cooking as healthy as possible. After all that butter which was consumed during December and gaining a few kilos, I haven’t yet made anything sweet this month and although I am not […]

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Continue reading about Fakes Soupa (Greek Lentil Soup)

Ivy on November 1st, 2007

Fakes moutzentra is a lentil recipe we make in Cyprus and is a high protein, balanced healthy food, especially with the combination of rice.    In Greece they make a similar recipe in the Aegean islands which is called Fakoryzo, meaning lentils and rice. I remember when my mother used to make moutzentra, she would fry […]

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Continue reading about Fakes Moutjentra – Cypriot Lentils with Rice


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