Category: Vegetarian

May 27, 2008

Greek Tomato Salad (Ntomatosalata)

Filed under: Lent & Nistisima,Salads,Vegan,Vegetables,Vegetarian - 27 May 2008

The basic Greek tomato salad is much simpler than the famous horiatiki. You just need tomatoes, onion (preferably red onion), salt, olive oil, and a bit of oregano.

Core the tomatoes and cut them lengthwise into …

May 25, 2008

Peppers in Tomato Sauce with Feta (Piperies me Feta)

Filed under: Lent & Nistisima,Vegan,Vegetables,Vegetarian - 25 May 2008

I’ve never liked cooked bell peppers at all, and so I didn’t think I liked any cooked peppers. But this dish changed my mind.

Ingredients for piperies me feta.
8 long peppers (italian, banana, anaheim, etc), approximately 1.5 …

May 24, 2008

Tzatziki (Tzatziki)

Filed under: Vegetarian,Yogurt - 24 May 2008

It feels funny to write down a recipe for tzatziki, because it’s the sort of thing one makes by adding stuff and tasting it. Hmmm, more salt? Oil? Yes, a little more of each! At the same …

May 22, 2008

Fry Bread (Ladopsomo)

Filed under: Bread,Vegan,Vegetarian - 22 May 2008

You can use absolutely any bread recipe you want for this. Face it, how could fried dough ever be bad? I’ve even had fried flour-and-water paste that was delicious. Seriously! So follow whatever bread recipe you …

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 …

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