Hermes Chthonius is a god associated with the earth and underworld. For Greeks, the gate to spring has been the Athenian festival of Anthesteria that was held for three days in the month of Anthesterion (February-March). Anthesteria is the ritual rite of the journey from winter to spring, from death to life. During the third day of the festival, the Greeks made panspermia. Panspermia is a multi-grain soup, which was offered to Hermes Chthonius and the dead. Packed with whole grains (whole grain helps lower cholesterol) this hearty dish is a nutrition powerhouse!
The art of salad-making is of great gastronomic importance; a meal is incomplete without a salad. The key to an unforgettable salad is vinaigrette. Fresh mint vinaigrette dressing has very sophisticated nuances of tart and herbal flavour and spicy and woody fragrant. Master the art of preparing the perfect beet green salad dressed harmonically with my refreshing vinaigrette! Beet green salad with fresh mint vinaigrette, masterly executed, is a piece of art.
The mint-infused kolokythokeftedes are a classic Greek mezze. The courgette balls are very light because they are baked. Buckwheat kolokythokeftedes are crunchy on the outside and sticky on the inside. They are gluten-free!
You really can’t go wrong with Greek moussaka for dinner. However, this dish is even better because it is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free! This recipe is so delicious (and on the healthier side), we bet your kids will eat their veggies! Moussaka is a retro dish created by the Greeks of Smyrna and Alexandria. Plant-based moussaka is just as summery and tasty: this yummy combination of sweet aubergines, hearty potatoes, and savoury mushrooms, all topped with a rich vegan béchamel sauce is stick-to-your-ribs filling. Actually, you will prefer the plant-based version of this traditional Greek dish! It is guaranteed to have everyone at the table licking their forks and asking for seconds. This recipe will become your new favourite!
Peppers stuffed with buckwheat is an easy-to-prepare and uniquely delicious summer dish. The mint-infused nutty buckwheat filling and the sweet summer bell peppers pairing is a celebration of summer! The recipe is gluten-free and works well as either a side or main dish.
Constantinopolitan Greeks have conjured up their best skill to prepare the perfect viand for summer, a delicate and vegan Greek mezze. Stuffed courgette flowers are great delicacies. This recipe is a real celebration of summer! The vibrant colours of this dish, its bright aroma of fresh herbs, and its tangy lemon flavour will offer you an unforgettable food experience. Oh, let’s make fancy stuffed courgette flowers! We’ll be transported simultaneously to a Greek island and our first summer gathering by the sea.
Spinach wheat groats is a mouthwatering, healthy and easy to make appetizer with less than 10 accessible ingredients. The invigorating aroma of the mint and the lemon’s bright flavor elevate this humble dish to a truly gourmet and elegant appetizer.
Let’s piece the tender and flavorful beetroot leaves, the mint-infused rice, and the refreshing notes of freshly squeezed lemon together to get a dish highly appreciated by everyone, the vegan-yalantzi beetroot leaves dolmades.
Everyone needs a trusty and easy recipe for vegan onion bread. This is the go–to onion bread recipe if you want to make a fluffy onion bread that is the perfect companion for your main dish! This savory onion bread is definitely one of my favourite recipes of all time! This is a budget-friendly recipe that you can make right now with the ingredients you have available at home.