Vegan

Last Saturday 40 Greek Food Bloggers were invited to the Factory of Elais for a tour and familiarization regarding the production and qualities of good olive oil. Arriving there we were pleasantly surprised by the graffiti on the exterior walls which depicted scenes of olive oil production.   We passed inside the factory.. .. and […]

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Continue reading about Greek Olive Oil Tasting and Vegan Savoury Olives Cake with Olive Oil

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 25th, 2011

People from around the world have come to love spanakopita which is usually made using store bought phyllo which is filled with spinach, green onions, dill and feta.     At this point I can imagine a few of you saying ahhhhh!!!   as this is usually the kind of spanakopita one can eat in Greek […]

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Continue reading about Vegan Black Beans Spanakopita

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 30th, 2010

Today is a special day as it is the 50th Anniversary of the Cyprus Republic.  You will find a short history on Cyprus at the end of the post. Kolokythoanthoi or Ath(th)i, as they are called in Cyprus, pronounced with a thick «th», are the blossoms of the courgettes (zucchini).   The zucchini blossom flowers […]

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Continue reading about Independence day with Athoi Gemistoi – Stuffed zucchini blossom flowers

Ivy on Αυγούστου 26th, 2010

Ι wish to thank you all for your lovely messages, either private, here or at facebook after the announcement of the death of my beloved brother. Although I still need some time to grieve, and it will take some time until I feel like blogging again, I am writing this post for my orthodox readers […]

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Continue reading about My take on Fanouropita: «with Tahini» (Vegan Cake)

Ivy on Ιουλίου 1st, 2010

I love cherries and it’s been a long time I’ve being wanting to make a cake with them but this year being on a diet I do not make desserts often,  (the previous one I posted was a recipe from last year), and I really miss baking! Last week I decided that  since it’s been […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 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

Ivy on Απριλίου 1st, 2010

I just made this vegan cake.  The glazing on top is still wet.   Before preparing flaounes, I made this very easy cake and muffins as I wanted to use the oven so that the kitchen was warm, for the dough to rise. This is one of the easiest cakes to make as you just mix […]

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Continue reading about Very Easy Vegan Chocolate-Orange Cake and Muffins

Ivy on Μαρτίου 31st, 2010

It’s only a few days before Easter and this is the week we have so many things to do at home.  Today, I am preparing Tsourekia and tomorrow I will be  dying the Easter eggs and making the traditional Cypriot Easter Cheese breads, called Flaounes. Until Easter, I will post a few more recipes but […]

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Continue reading about Roxakia Portokaliou Nistisima (Lenten Orange dough cookies)

The white giant  beans called «gigantes or elephantes» have been cultivated in Northern Greece (Kastoria, Florina, and Drama etc.,) for centuries and are recognized by the European Union as products of Protected Geographic Indication (PGI).  These black giant beans are a new Greek variety and are not widely known in Greek cooking yet. They are […]

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Continue reading about Gigantes me spanaki kai Makaronaki (Black giant beans with spinach and pasta)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 7th, 2010

In Orthodox religion during the 48 days of Lent, which is the fasting period, no animal products are allowed to be eaten.    Fasting doesn’t have to be boring or a torture, so I am always trying to create something out of the usual. I was inspired to make these tahini muffins last fall, when […]

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