Nistisima

Ivy on Απριλίου 24th, 2014

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

Ivy on Απριλίου 15th, 2014

My last post about my trip to Cyprus was quite difficult and it took me about 15 days to finish it.  Now that I am done with this post, I can start blogging again, hopefully on a more regular basis and start posting recipes and visiting my favourite blogs again. After coming back, we spent […]

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Continue reading about Aromatic Blackeyed Peas with Wild Greens and Quinoa

Ivy on Μαρτίου 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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Continue reading about Artichoke & Celeriac Soup

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 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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Continue reading about Vegan Pommes Lyonnaises the Greek Way

Ivy on Απριλίου 18th, 2011

Halvas – Χαλβάς (plural Halvades) is one of our favourite desserts during Lent but I always like to make it in different flavours. This time I made the basic recipe which was divided in two parts. In the first one I made a strawberry coulis which was used both inside and to decorate the dessert […]

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Continue reading about Creative Halvades

Thank you all for your participation to the first Creative Concoctions Round-up and for the incredibly creative recipes sent in from foodies all over the world. To recap on what I have mentioned yesterday, first of all we have a new logo for the event which you can proudly display on your post for your […]

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Continue reading about Announcing Creative Concoctions #2 – Vegan or Nistisimes (Lenten Recipes)

Ivy on Απριλίου 1st, 2011

One thing I forgot to mention in my post for Nafplion was about Psorokostena, which is  a disparaging noun Greeks use to label Greece’s perceived socio-economic limitations. During the Ottoman occupancy, the Greeks were very poor but also after the Independence people lived in poverty for many years.  One day in 1826 they gathered at […]

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Continue reading about Psorokostena and Fassolada sti Gastra

Ivy on Μαρτίου 30th, 2011

A couple of months ago on my way to some business, I was passing by a small Asian grocery shop and when I went inside I saw many things that I wanted to buy.   On my way back home I went inside again and bought  some red lentils, jasmine rice, turmeric, dessicated coconut, rice flour, […]

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Continue reading about Coconut Red Lentil Soup

Ivy on Μαρτίου 21st, 2011

Spring is officially here today as 21st March marks the beginning of this beautiful season.  We have been having good  weather the past days and the day is getting bigger.   The temperature is rising, the trees are blooming, the birds are chirping early in the morning and in the park we go walking to in […]

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Continue reading about Spring and Halvas with Chocolate, Nuts and Dried Fruit (Vegan)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 15th, 2011

A few months ago when I was going to make a savory recipe I noticed that one of the ingredients required was apple sauce.  I’ve never seen apple sauce sold in Greece so after a google search and reading a few recipes, I realized that apple sauce is similar to what we call Apple Jam. […]

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Continue reading about Mini Apple Turnovers with Homemade Apple Sauce

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