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Coconut Red Lentil Soup

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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Citrus Halvas with Coconut

Today is the beginning on Lent and the fasting period starts today on Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday). If you want to find more Lenten Recipes, I have made a post in the past and I shall try to update it with more recipes in a few days. One of my favourite Lenten desserts, is Halvas …

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Nistisima Roxakia Portokaliou (Vegan Orange dough cookies)

Roxakia are Greek vegan, bicoloured, yeasted dough cookies, which after being baked are drenched in syrup. The original recipe is not vegan as it requires eggs and milk in the dough.  I have made my own Lenten version with no milk and no eggs and they were even better than the original ones. 

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Vegan Tahini Muffins

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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Shrimp Risotto two ways

One week left before leaving on vacations.  I can’t wait to get out of Athens and the only thing that is bothering me is that now that I am finally loosing some weight, my nutritional balance will be distorted.  Although it’s hard to maintain a diet when you are on vacation, I am determined not …

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