Tag: Greek traditional recipe

Rizogalo the Greek sugar free rice pudding

Rizogalo the Greek sugar free rice pudding

| March 16, 2016 | 13 Replies

Rizogalo [rizóghalo] is the Greek delicate rice pudding obviously, as the word indicates, made of rice and milk, but you will be excited since this version is sugar-free! And what better way is there than to enjoy eating and sharing this lovely traditional dessert with your loved ones, especially with your children, without guilt.

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Grilled zucchini topped with simmered green amaranth

Grilled zucchini topped with simmered green amaranth

| September 30, 2015 | 11 Replies

When vegetables come from the purest garden, you feel ”safe” to eat them, without any thoughts of harmful pesticides around. To get the most out of organic zucchini and green amaranth I decided to keep the recipe simple. Grilled zucchini topped with simmered green amaranth.

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Purslane, onion, and strawberry grapes with anthotiros crumbles salad

Purslane, onion, and strawberry grapes with anthotiros crumbles salad

| September 8, 2015 | 8 Replies

Finding inspiration from the traditional Cretan cuisine always fascinates me and allows me to connect with the beauty and simplicity of the ingredients. Purslane, onion and strawberry grapes salad, topped with delicate yet fresh Cretan anthotiros crumbles, is a contemporary version of the plain purslane and onion salad that my grandfather used to make.

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Axinosalata the Greek sea urchin salad

Axinosalata the Greek sea urchin salad

| August 11, 2015 | 6 Replies

Is this one of the top distinguished delicacies, yet empowering marine species that sea has to offer? Axinosalata [ahinosaláta] the Greek sea urchin roe is way long being eaten and used from ancient times as remedy, but nowadays it is considered as a significant protein source. In its raw version it is well-known (here in Greece) as an exceptional meze. 

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The day we dye Easter eggs

The day we dye Easter eggs

| April 10, 2015 | Reply

Although Maundy Thursday is the day that the Orthodox Greeks traditionally dye their Easter eggs, I finally had the chance to deal with this issue today (Good Friday) as part of our Holy Week’s customs.

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Mpamies lemonates

Mpamies lemonates

| October 30, 2014 | Reply

You have come to the right place where we are loving green neglected vegetables like okra [bámies] cooked (cleverly) with lemon juice, without the liquid to be released. The dish is gorgeous and easy to prepare as typically  Greek people do. Mpamies lemonates [bámies lemonátes]= lemon flavored okra.

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Prunes spoon sweet

Prunes spoon sweet

| October 26, 2014 | 5 Replies

Spoon sweets are a Greek tradition that dates back decades, and though not every young people chooses that as dessert, this type of sweet treat does create a certain air of vintage memories around the house. Now that prunes are in season, we love them!

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Greek stuff

Greek stuff

| September 21, 2014 | 1 Reply

Mama and ”home chef” has totally outdone herself on today’s family lunch! With a large baking dish full of traditional Greek gemista [jemistá = Greek stuffed vegetables] and 4 hungry children waiting to eat, she is going to be hard pressed to reserve two servings for those who couldn’t make it on time.

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Baked anchovies topped with veg layers

Baked anchovies topped with veg layers

| August 28, 2014 | 1 Reply

Make smart decisions about how you cook the seafood you buy! Look for sustainably caught anchovy and bake them topped with vegetable layers. This is a satisfying Greek traditional recipe suitable during August where the anchovies are in season.

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Beef chunks with handres beans

Beef chunks with handres beans

| August 23, 2014 | 4 Replies

The diverse family of beans also includes the handres beans which can be found in the farmer’s market fresh or dried. Cooked together with the beef chunks this Greek traditional recipe multiplies the source of protein and enhances both the meaty texture and flavor. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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