Vegetarian

As I told you in my previous post, we visited an exhibition on Lakonian products.   The first part was all about olives and Greek olive oil. I have taken many photos but as it is impossible to show all the exhibition, I have made a few collages so that you may see and  find […]

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Continue reading about Honey, Peanut butter, Chocolate and Pastelli Cookies – Lakonia Part II

Ivy on Μαρτίου 30th, 2009

Laconia is a prefecture in Greece, with Sparta its administrative capital. It is bounded by Mount Taygetus, to the west of Sparta, which is the highest mountain range of Peloponese (2.407 meters)  and with the Parnon mountains to the northeast (1.961 meters),  to the west with Messenia,  and  to the North with Arcadia. Among the […]

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Continue reading about Lakonia and Pasta Elias (Olive paste)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 28th, 2009

Falafels are street food sold in Middle Eastern countries and are made with dried legumes like chickpeas, fava beans soaked in water for many hours and then they are combined with spices and are bound together with flour or bulgur wheat and then they are fried, shaped into small balls or patties. In Greece we […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 26th, 2009

Kremmydia Gemista, which means stuffed onions is a recipe my mother would often make.   She would make the same filling  as for koupepia, with or without the minced meat, depending on the occasion. The filling I have made is not how my mother used to make but I used different other vegetables combined with rice. […]

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Continue reading about Kremmydia Gemista (stuffed onions)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 23rd, 2009

Moussakas, (which is a singular noun and not moussaka, plural moussakas) is one of the most known Greek dishes and the traditional way of making it is with layers of vegetables, with a meat sauce in the middle, again a layer of vegetables and topped with a béchamel sauce in which some myzithra is added […]

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Continue reading about Moussakas Nistisimos (Vegan)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 21st, 2009

This week Joan’s event A Culinary Tour Around the World is taking us to The Philippines.  I google searched for some vegan Philippo recipes, since I am fasting and I decided to make Turons which are Sweet fried Banana Spring Rolls and are snacks sold in sidewalks.  The original recipe was made with spring roll […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 15th, 2009

Tahini or tashi as it is called in Cyprus, is a paste made from ground sesame seeds.  It is usually very thick and if left a long time you will see that oil is gathered on top.  You do not have to worry about that you just mix it and it is just fine. To […]

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Continue reading about Tashi (tahini) Dip

Ivy on Μαρτίου 12th, 2009

Pastitsio is a staple food for all Greek families and I cannot think of anybody who does not like this dish. However during lent we abstain from eating any kind of meat or products derived from animals and although I have seen some vegan recipes, most of them have milk in the béchamel. For this […]

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Continue reading about Pastitsio Nistisimo (Vegan)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 10th, 2009

The Béchamel sauce was introduced to Greece at the beginning of the previous century by a Greek Chef, Nicolaos Tselementes. I believe all of you know what béchamel is but can you imagine a béchamel sauce without milk and eggs, to be rich and tasty and to be used by vegetarians and for Orthodox Lenten […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 2nd, 2009

When I read Cynthia’s post about The Essence of Choka, I knew I would love this recipe but never had the opportunity to make it as I cannot find cilantro in Greece.  When I went to Cyprus a few weeks ago, I went to the Supermarket and bought two large bunches of cilantro and tried […]

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Continue reading about Tomato Choka

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