Gigantes plaki is a deliciously hearty vegan dish made with giant beans, cooked in a tomato sauce, served as a main dish or as part of a mezze platter.
Vegan Spanakopita or Nistisimi Spanakopita, is a Lenten version of a spinach pie, which we make during Lent without any egg or cheese. A small amount of semolina is added in the filling to bind the ingredients.
Revithokeftedes me Garides are Chickpea Patties with Shrimps. During Greek Orthodox fasting period seafood is allowed to be eaten, so I decided to incorporate some shrimps in the patties.
FFresh cilantro, known as coriander in Europe, is a herb which either you love or hate. Growing up in Cyprus, we used to eat it in salads, so I love it!
Garides Saganaki is an appetizer made with shrimps and tomato sauce. Saganaki takes its name from a frying pan with two handles called “sagani”.
Kifylla is another Cypriot street food which is not widely known. It’s a sweet bread, filled with raisins and glazed with sugar on top and it used to be sold in the central streets, in wheeled carts. It’s a very healthy snack and perfect for breakfast. Being away from Cyprus for so many years, …
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 …
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 …
Kalamaria (pr. kah-lah-MAHR-ghia), is a very popular dish in Greece and Cyprus, especially during Lent when seafood is allowed to be eaten.
Although we can eat all sorts of delicious food during Lent I find it difficult to cook dried legumes or just vegetables on Sundays as Ι have always connected Sunday cooking with meat dishes.