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Posts Tagged ‘ Vegetarian ’

Fennel and Rucola salad with pumpkin seed oil

Feb 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Fennel and Rucola pair very well. What fits both of them perfectly is pumpkin seed oil. I have made a dressing with honey, mustard, some vinegar and pumpkin seed oil. A great fresh tasting salad! Preparation time: 10 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: 1 fennel bulb 7 oz of Rucola 4 tbsp pumpkin seed oil 1 [...]

Lentil soup with Feta cheese

Feb 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Soups

In Greece you would rarely get lentils or lentil soup served with out Feta cheese. It is too good of a match. Still I am posting one of my favorite versions of lentil soup. The lightly sour taste of the Feta cheese goes very well with the soup, it adds a fresh touch to it. [...]

Apple and almond soup

Jan 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Soups

A thick, hearty soup for cold days. The soup reminds me a bit of Asian sweet and sour soups. The almonds give it plenty of volume. With a slice of bread this soup is a whole meal, certainly for lunch. I can also imagine some croutons on top of it. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this [...]

Methi Chole

Jan 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Stew

This is another dish that I tried on my quest for the ideal dish for the World Yogi day. it is called Methi Chole which means chickpeas with Methi leaves. The source of inspiration was Sailu´s Kitchen. An other great source of information concerning Indian cuisine is the blog of Nivedita which I can highly [...]

Naan bread – yeast free

Jan 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes

Indian curry requires rice or Naan bread to go along with it. I always wanted to try to bake Naan bread as it is very similar to Pita bread we know in the Mediterranean. I prefer to make the Naan without the yeast though. The dough is fast to make and I could not tell [...]

Indian Curry with roots and tubers

Jan 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Stew

I was on a quest to find a suiting recipe for the World Yoga Day and certainly it should not be anything Mediterranean. Something Indian would fit though. I twittered a bit and got some help from Tina Foodina on the topic. A good source of inspiration is Jisha, One page cook book and Mestolo. [...]

Green salad with cashew nuts and lemon dressing

Jan 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Maybe this is less a recipe than a call for the use of nuts when preparing salads. Like in this case where I used cashew nuts, which I had toasted in a pan for a few minutes. Toasting them helps to develop their flavors. Also the salad gets a bit of a crunch. Preparation: 10 [...]

Onion pie

Jan 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, easy and fast, Recipes

This simple onion pie is easy to prepare. It is really tasty and you don’t have to wait much for the dough as it is made with baking powder. The onion pie serves as a great light lunch served with green salad. Preparation time: 10 minutes baking time: 20 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: 4 white [...]

Lemon cream – Κρέμα λεμονιού

Jan 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

At this time of the year the lemon trees in Greece are full of fruit. Lemon can be used in many different ways in cooking. Besides the classics such as lemonade and jam the lemon cream is one of my favorites. It is a truly easy recipe with a stunning result. All you need is [...]

Polenta with Zucchini Sauce

Jan 6th, 2011 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes

after all the rich dishes around Christmas and New Year I feel very much like having some light and easy food. I always wanted to combine Polenta with Zucchini. This warm Zucchini and Yogurt sauce seems to pair very well with the creamy Polenta containing Parmesan cheese. Preperation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes [...]