Category: Lent & Nistisima

April 13, 2008

Greek Cabbage Salad (Lahanosalata)

Filed under: Greens,Lent & Nistisima,Salads,Vegan,Vegetarian - 13 Apr 2008

We served this salad at a Christmas party that Mama catered for me. I wouldn’t have expected party-goers to ravenously devour a humble cabbage salad, especially one served alongside such interesting dishes as Greek meatballs and moussaka, but …

April 10, 2008

Mixed-Up Veggies (Tourlou Tourlou)

Filed under: Eggplant,Lent & Nistisima,Vegan,Vegetarian - 10 Apr 2008

Tourlou Tourlou* (pronounced Toodloo Toodloo) is a baked vegetable dish with a suprising sweetness. I kind of don’t want to reveal the source of the sweetness, because it comes from an ingredient many people think they don’t like. …

April 1, 2008

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Filed under: Legumes,Lent & Nistisima,Soups,Vegan,Vegetarian - 01 Apr 2008

I loved this soup when I first ate it, but then suffered severe mental dislocations when I found out how simple it is. No meat, no cheese. (I’d only ever had lentil soups with sausage and/or cheese garnishes …

March 30, 2008

Calamari Cooked in Wine (Kalamarakia Krasata)

Filed under: Lent & Nistisima,Seafood - 30 Mar 2008

Last time we cooked kalamarakia, I insisted that the squid be cooked very quickly in very hot oil to keep it tender. It doesn’t take long for squid to become rubbery. But in today’s recipe we will …

March 20, 2008

Fried Calamari (Kalamarakia Tiganita)

Filed under: Lent & Nistisima,Seafood - 20 Mar 2008

You can make fried calamari that’s just as good or even better than what you’ve had at restaurants. The trick is to use very hot oil, and lots of it. Squid turns rubbery very quickly, so cook it …

March 15, 2008

How To Fast For Lent (Nistisima)

Filed under: How-To,Lent & Nistisima - 15 Mar 2008

For the Orthodox world, Lent began last Monday, and so did the 40 day Lenten fast. In this context, “fasting” doesn’t mean not eating at all, rather it means restricting one’s diet by eliminating all meat, eggs and dairy. …

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