Salads

Ivy on Ιουλίου 21st, 2008

  If you want to increase the amount of omega-3 fat in your diet, the best way is to eat more fish such as salmon, trout and mackerel. Eating broiled, baked or steamed fish two to three times a week is a good way of increasing the omega-3 fat in your diet. Last Tuesday I […]

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Continue reading about Healthy Marinated Salmon and Dill & Lime Pesto

Ivy on Ιουλίου 11th, 2008

  Portulaca oleracea (purslane) in Greek (γλιστιρίδα) is the type genus of the purslane family Portulacaceae, comprising about 40-100 species (probably much fewer and potentially far far more) found in the tropics and warm temperate regions. It is also sometimes known as Rose Moss or more commonly Moss Roses.   Purslane contains more Omega-3 fatty […]

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Continue reading about Purslane Salad (glystrida), Purslane Tzatziki and Carrot Tzatziki

Ivy on Ιουνίου 29th, 2008

  I have just completed 300 posts and in a couple of months it will be a whole year of blogging. Wow, it seems like ages since then. I have been making this easy pasta salad for ages using any kind of small pasta which is called «kofto» meaning «cut» in Greek.  You can use […]

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Continue reading about Pasta Salad with Mushrooms and octopus in yoghurt sauce

Ivy on Ιουνίου 19th, 2008

The temperature is rising and it was 93 degrees today. I wanted to cook something easy and yet tasty and refreshing. I thought that a cold pasta salad would be perfect and I made it with whatever I had in the refrigerator. I had some leftover boiled chicken breasts and Mint and parsley pesto. I […]

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Continue reading about Summer Pasta Salad with Mint and Parsley Pesto

Ivy on Ιουνίου 2nd, 2008

Yesterday when I visited Kalyn’s Blog I saw that she had posted about an American Greek Salad. When I read some of the comments, I saw that people were talking about their experience of Greek Salads, as they were expecting a salad with tomato, cucumber, feta, onion, oregano and Kalamata Olives. Some said their salad […]

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Continue reading about What makes a Greek Salad Greek?

Ivy on Μαΐου 28th, 2008

After receiving the package  sent to me by my friend Pixie, of You say tomahto, I say tomayto, I made this quinoa salad.  I saw some ideas of other salads but did not have some of the ingredients so I decided to make my own recipe, with ingredients I had at home. I am submitting this recipe to Sangeeth […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 6th, 2008

I am going to keep this post short. I just broke my promise to myself not to post more than two posts a week as I was planning to post one for another friend’s event by the end of this week but I still have time for that one. However, on a visit to my […]

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Continue reading about Kardamon (Watercress) and Rocket Salad

Ivy on Απριλίου 2nd, 2008

At the beginning of Greek Orthodox Lent, Kathara Deftera or Clean Monday, I prepared several dishes and told you that I was going to post them during this period of lent. However, due to all the events and other things popping up I have delayed. Shall try and post the other recipes within the next […]

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Continue reading about Htapodi Salata (Octopus Salad)

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 13th, 2008

Every Tuesday there is a “Laiki agora” (farmers’ market) near my house so when I went last week, it was not in my plans to buy spinach but then I saw a stall with really nice and tender spinach. I bought some spinach to make spanakopita and when I washed the spinach, I separated and […]

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Continue reading about Spinach salad with eggs and red sweet roasted peppers

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 7th, 2008

Beans are considered to be the national food of the Greeks. I do not know the story behind this, maybe it is because they used to eat them a lot, but according to food historians, fassolia and fassolada has been around since ancient Greek times. However, years back they used to call beans “the meat […]

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Continue reading about Greek White Beans Salad

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