Category: Vegan

May 18, 2008

Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce and Myzithra Cheese (Makaronada)

Filed under: Pasta,Vegan,Vegetarian - 18 May 2008

“They’ve ruined another perfectly good plate of spaghetti,” thought the 8-year-old Zoe. Her Italian cousins had made it, and of course they had put basil in the sauce once again. Zoe knew better than to complain though, as …

May 12, 2008

Greek Garbanzo Bean Soup (Revithia)

Filed under: Legumes,Lent & Nistisima,Soups,Vegan,Vegetarian - 12 May 2008

There are three Greek dishes that stand out in my mind as having a richness of flavor you’d not expect from the simplicity and humbleness of their ingredients, not to mention their ease of preparation. They are: Greek …

May 9, 2008

Zoe’s Green Beans (Fasolakia tis Zoes)

Filed under: Legumes,Lent & Nistisima,Vegan,Vegetables,Vegetarian - 09 May 2008

Zoe’s mama always insisted her children put the utmost effort into school, and didn’t distract them too much with cleaning and cooking chores. As a result, Zoe reached adulthood without having ever made the classic Greek green bean dish …

April 22, 2008

Fried Eggplant with Garlicky Tomato-Vinegar Sauce (Tiganites Melitzanes me Skordo kai Ntomata)

Filed under: Eggplant,Lent & Nistisima,Vegan,Vegetarian - 22 Apr 2008

“Let’s have fried eggplant!” I have a fairly low tolerance for fried foods, so I was less than enthusiastic, but Zoe hooked me with the promise of a sauce I’d never had before. I’m glad I let myself be …

April 16, 2008

Aunt Lori’s Braised Greens (Lahanika sto Fourno a la Theia Lory)

Filed under: Greens,Lent & Nistisima,Vegan,Vegetarian - 16 Apr 2008

Last time Mama returned from Greece, she brought with her this recipe for a wonderful dish she’d had at her sister-in-law’s house. If you want to be eating greens, but aren’t sure you’ll like them, this is the place …

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 9, 2008

Mama’s Health Soup

Filed under: Soups,Vegan,Vegetarian - 09 Mar 2008

A few days ago, Mama called Zoe. I happened to be there, and Mama asked to speak to me. “Eh, Lulu,” she said, “I have a recipe for you.” She paused. “A healthy recipe.” Immediately …

How To Make Oil Cured Olives (Elies)

Filed under: How-To,Vegan,Vegetarian - 09 Mar 2008

This is the world’s easiest way to cure olives, and it’s fun! Here’s the gist of it: Put fresh, ripe olives in a pillowcase with an equal weight of salt. Hang outside. Shake up every day …

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