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Oven Roasted Asparagus in Olive Oil

Roasted Asparagus in Olive Oil

It’s the season of asparagus and were loading up on it as much as we can, as soon it will be over. Here in Greece we get plenty of the white asparagus and less of the green type and then…

Greek Style Stuffed Mushrooms

feta stuffed mushrooms

These are the easiest appetizers you will ever make. We make these at least once a week, on a weekday! That’s how easy they are. The filling is made with easy to find ingredients, and you can play with the…

Greece, Home of the Mediterranean Diet

Greece home of the mediterranean diet

As you may have noticed I haven’t posted for a while and that’s because I had pneumonia. While all the Greek home remedies I tried (chamomile, mountain tea, oregano, honey and lemon) made me feel better, the fever was just…

5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables The Greek Way

horta

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal showed that individuals who consumed 7 or more servings of vegetables a day had a reduced risk of dying from cancer and heart disease. While we know that the traditional Greek…

Traditional Greek Stewed Octopus in Tomato Sauce

octopus Greek

This is a traditional dish that is served during Greek lent and often consumed on the first day of lent known as Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday). We eat that along with the lagana (Greek flatbread), taramosalata and olives. The Greek…

Greek Flatbread-Lagana

Lagana Kathara Deftera

Lagana is a type of flatbread that is eaten in Greece only on Clean Monday (Kathara Deftera). This particular Monday is basically the first day of lent for the Greek Orthodox religion. Nutritionally it is important because it marks the…