Category: Vegetarian

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 …

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 …

January 12, 2008

Scalloped Potatoes (Patates au Gratin)

Filed under: Potatoes,Vegetarian - 12 Jan 2008

Gratineed potatoes are a very common side dish in Greece, as they are here. Nobody really thinks of them as “French,” even if they use the French word “Gratin.” But of course they are French, and I use …

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* …

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