Category: Vegan

March 6, 2008

How To Grate Tomatoes (Ntomata sto Trifti)

Filed under: Freezer Friendly,How-To,Tomatoes,Vegan,Vegetarian - 06 Mar 2008

Grated tomatoes are a common ingredient in Greek recipes. I had never heard of grating tomatoes before I started my Greek food adventure, but it’s an elegant solution that predates food processors to the problem of obtaining fresh tomato …

November 9, 2007

Baked Lima Beans- deluxe version ( Yigantes Yiahni )

Filed under: Legumes,Vegan,Vegetarian - 09 Nov 2007

This is a really tasty way to cook beans. Don’t worry about using exact amounts, the beans will be good no matter what!

Boil 1 pound of large dry lima beans till soft and ready to eat. Small dry …

June 23, 2007

Okra (Bamyes)

Filed under: Vegan,Vegetarian - 23 Jun 2007

Wash and cut the tops off 2 lb okra. If the okra is old, cut off the tips, too.
Sprinkle with salt and put on a tray in the sun for an hour or two.
Saute in 1/4 inch olive oil.
Remove okra …

Swiss Chard (Seskla)

Filed under: Greens,Vegan,Vegetarian - 23 Jun 2007

Cut up white swiss chard, including stems.
Boil in salted water, then drain.
Saute garlic in olive oil, then put in some cut-up tomatoes.
Cook for 10 minutes then add chard and black pepper.

Roasted Potatoes (Patates Psites)

Filed under: Potatoes,Vegan,Vegetarian - 23 Jun 2007

Cut 4 yukon gold potatoes into eighths and put in a baking pan.
Add 1 greek coffee cup lemon juice (~1/4 cup)
Add 1 greek coffee cup olive oil (~1/4 cup)
Salt and pepper by eye
Put 3 TB butter on top

Bake at 350* …

Eggplant (Melitzana)

Filed under: Eggplant,Vegan,Vegetarian - 23 Jun 2007

Slice two eggplants ¾ inch thick, salt, and sauté till brown
(Optional: thickly slice a few small potatoes, or one large, and saute.)
Layer eggplant in baking pan (with potatoes if using).
Braise 5 medium onions, sliced, in about a quarter inch of …

June 17, 2007

Cabbage with Rice (Lahanorizo)

Filed under: Greens,Rice/Grains,Vegan,Vegetarian - 17 Jun 2007

Slice 1 bunch green onions ( approximately 1 dozen )
Chop 1 bunch dill
Coarsely chop half a large head of cabbage
Saute onions and dill, then add cabbage and continue sauteeing until volume is slightly reduced.
Add 2-3 cups of water, bring to …

Fava Beans (Koukia)

Filed under: Vegan,Vegetarian - 17 Jun 2007

Cut off ends and destring, slit lengthwise and boil in salted water 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove and drain.
Saute green onion and dill in 1/2 cup oil.
Add beans and stir till hot.
Add water, salt and pepper, then cook till soft.

Baked Lima Beans- basic version ( Yigantes Yiahni )

Filed under: Legumes,Vegan,Vegetarian - 17 Jun 2007

Boil 1 pound of dry lima beans till soft and ready to eat. You can shorten the boiling time by soaking them overnight.  Preheat oven to 350. Saute in 1 cup olive oil 1-2 onions, roughly chopped, and 5 …

June 10, 2007

Boiled Broccoli (Brokola Vrasta)

Filed under: Salads,Vegan,Vegetarian - 10 Jun 2007

Boil  broccoli florets to the doneness you prefer and drain.

Dress with: salt, pepper, oregano, lemon juice and olive oil.


To keep the broccoli bright green, put it in cold water for a couple of minutes to cool before you drain it. …

« Previous Page