Soups

  Don’t confuse Greek fava with fava beans (Vicia Faba) although «vicia» and «vetches» are classified  in the same genus.  Greek fava (lathyrus clymenum), looks like yellow split peas, but is much tastier and is produced in various parts of Greece.  The most popular one is the one produced on Santorini Island, because of the volcanic soil […]

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Continue reading about Greek Fava with two recipes: Greek Fava Soup with Pumpkin and Fava Dip

Ivy on Μαρτίου 16th, 2012

Disclaimer:   I’m not a doctor, I’m not a surgeon and I’m not a dietician.  Each person may have different symptoms, so please consult your doctor before following this diet. In my last post I told you that my husband was in hospital but I did not have the time to explain in detail what happened.   […]

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Continue reading about Gallbladder Diet: Foods for Gallbladder Problems

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 1st, 2012

We returned from Sparta last night and I wish to thank all of you for your sympathy and kind words. Apart from the economic crisis even the weather is conspiring against us this year.  A big Siberian Freeze is hitting Europe the past week with snowfall all over the country, even here in Athens.  We […]

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Continue reading about Kotopoulo Trahanas Soup and How to self publish an e-cookbook on Amazon

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 Φεβρουαρίου 11th, 2011

I’ve been busy the past days as I am now trying to make the book into an e-book, but this turned out harder than I anticipated.   However, we still have to eat and since it was really cold here in Athens last week,  cold days call out for hot soups. I first made this soup […]

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Continue reading about Prassosoupa (Leeks & Vegetables Soup)

In Greece the only time we Roast a Turkey is either on Christmas day or during the New Year.  I always cook it on Christmas Day, so I make all the preparation on Christmas Eve and while everyone is still asleep on Christmas day I roast it in the oven for 3 – 4 hours, […]

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Continue reading about Uses for leftovers – Part II: Our Christmas Dinner Turkey Soup and what to do with leftover Turkey

Ivy on Μαρτίου 15th, 2010

As there is not much to say about revithosoupa, which is a simple dish, before I tell you how I make it, let’s talk a little about the word «Opaaa!!».    I am taking this opportunity because the song which has been voted for the Eurovision song contest is called «OPA». It’s an ethnic song and […]

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Continue reading about Opaaaa!! Revithosoupa (Greek Chickpea soup)

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 13th, 2009

I don’t cook soup very often as the winters in Greece are quite mild and cook some , maybe three of four times during the whole winter.  On such occasions there are so many different soups to chose from, like trahanas, avgolemono, giouvarlakia,  kreatosoupa (meat soup with beef and vegetables) or psarosoupa same as kreatosoupa […]

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Continue reading about Cypriot Trahanas Soup

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 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 Σεπτεμβρίου 8th, 2008

According to the Big Bang model, the universe expanded from an extremely dense and hot state and continues to expand today. A common and useful analogy explains that space itself is expanding, carrying galaxies with it, like raisins in a rising loaf of bread. General relativistic cosmologies, however, do not actually ascribe any “physicality” to […]

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