Vegan

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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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 Αυγούστου 29th, 2011

  You know, I love pasta dishes as they are cheap, easy to make and very versatile.  If you are working and don’t have much time, this is a dish you can prepare in no time.  Although I do not work, during summers I love to spend my time at the beach rather than being […]

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Continue reading about Hot Vegetable Pasta Salad

Ivy on Απριλίου 15th, 2011

Welcome to the second edition of Creative Concoctions.    I am really very happy that again we have some very talented bloggers who responded to my call to create vegan or Lenten recipes.   It gives me great pleasure to present the  roundup for Vegan and Nistisimes recipes and  I would like to thank each and […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 10th, 2011

If you have leftover rice and don’t know what to do with it, here is a quick and easy solution which can be served as a side dish.    If you don’t want to eat rice the next day again, you can deep freeze it and use it whenever you like.  I served this side dish […]

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  Bougatsa with Semolina Pastry Cream Bougatsa has its origins from the Byzantine period (before the fall of the city in 1453), when Constantinople was still Greek and was famous for its plakountes, which meant flat and when these were later taken by the Romans  were called placentae.  The word bougatsa is also connected with […]

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Continue reading about Bougatsa (Phyllo Pastry with sweet cream) and Nistisimi Bougatsa (vegan)

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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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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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)


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