Nistisimes Syntages - Food for the Soul (Lenten Recipes)
“Nistisimes Syntages” are the recipes the Orthodox can eat during fasting periods. #Lenten_recipes #sarakostiana #Green_Monday
Vegan Coconut Mandarin Samali (Semolina Cake) with Vegan Whipped Cream
Samali is a traditional Greek semolina dessert, flavoured with mastic and drenched in syrup.
Athoi Gemistoi - Stuffed zucchini blossom flowers
Kolokythoanthoi or Ath(th)oi, as they are called in Cyprus, pronounced with a thick "th", are the blossoms of the courgettes (zucchini) which are filled with rice.
Fakes Moutzentra - Cypriot Lentils with Rice
Fakes moutzentra is a lentil recipe we make in Cyprus and is a high protein, balanced healthy food, especially with the combination of rice.
How to Make Greek Coffee
Greek coffee is one of the healthiest coffees in the world. It is well brewed with a frothy cream top. Learn all about Greek coffee and how to make it yourself.
Pischies (fried pastry)
Pischies is a Cypriot traditional fried pastry dessert made with dough on which it is generously brushed with olive oil, cinnamon and sugar and after shaping them they are fried in olive oil and then bathed in syrup.
Makaronia tou Fournou or Pastitsio (Cyprus style)
Makaronia tou Fournou means pasta baked in the oven and is a common dish in Cyprus, often served as a main course, with a salad but in Cyprus it is an essential dish during all celebrations.
Ampelofassoula or Louvi (Fresh Black Eyed Peas) and Marida (Picarel)
Ampelofassoula are the fresh green green beans (Vigna unguiculata) also known as cow peas, also called louvi in Cyprus. These beans are eaten before they mature,usually boiled and eaten as a salad with olive oil and lemon juice.
Brown Lentils with Carrots, Orzo and Caramelized Onions
This Brown Lentils with Carrots, Orzo and caramelized onions dish has been one of my family's favourite Cypriot dishes for years. The addition of carrots and serving them with caramelized onions on top, add a lovely sweetness to the dish and an intense depth of flavour.
Greek and Cypriot Keftedes (Meat Balls)
The Greek meatballs are made with stale breadcrumbs. Some prefer to soak the bread in water and others in milk. Usually ground beef is added and oregano and mint are added for flavour.