Sophia’s Hibiscus Jello

Sophia’s hibiscus jello is a delicious light way to finish a romantic meal. Sophia’s hibiscus jello made with hibiscus syrup captures the sweet and tart flavour, the floral and fruity bouquet, and the ruby red colour — the colour of sexual attraction — of the exotic hibiscus blooms. My recipe is very easy and quick, and yet Sophia’s hibiscus jello is a majestic Valentine’s Day dessert; hibiscus is considered an aphrodisiac herb that boosts libido. My hibiscus jello recipe does not contain gelatin or artificial food colours. Sophia’s hibiscus jello is vegan, gluten-free, and alcohol-free.

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Gluten-free Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

On a chilly day this thick and delicious soup made with fresh winter vegetables will warm you up. This is a gut-healing and decadent creamy soup that the whole family will enjoy. It is so easy to make this quick sweet potato and carrot soup, and yet this soup is hearty enough to make a full dinner. Sweet potato and carrot soup can be served warm or at room temperature. This bright-coloured soup makes for a great appetizer. Sweet potato and carrot soup is gut-friendly and gluten-free.

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Kinteata nettle soup

Kinteata nettle soup is a dense and delicious broth of nettles and spearmint, spiced with red chili flakes called bukovo or ground black pepper and thickened with cornflour. Pontic Greeks love the retro dark green nettle soup and enjoy it as a starter/appetizer especially during the winter season. This historic recipe from the Kingdom of Pontus or Pontic Empire (later called ‘Greek region of Pontus’) is part history and part gastronomic experience.

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Crème de Marrons (Chestnut Cream)

Crème de marrons is a glamorous dessert and a perfect festive, vegan and gluten-free centerpiece for Christmas/New Year’s Eve breakfast party! Chestnut cream is a versatile indulgence: a rich and nutty spread, a delicious cake/biscuit/crêpe filling, an incredible sweet addition to smoothies.

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Festive chestnut and mushroom stew

Indulge yourself with this festive chestnut and mushroom stew, while you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and the festive season with family and friends; this is the perfect vegan and gluten-free main dish that will make your Christmas merry and bright! Chestnut and mushroom stew is the quintessence of winter flavors: savory chestnuts, sweet baby onions, rich-fleshed winter tomatoes and earthy mushrooms combined with an oriental aroma of spices.

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Sophia’s roasted carrots

Molasses roasted carrots with fresh lemon thyme is an easy, vegan, gluten-free starter/appetizer and a versatile side dish that will pair perfectly with anything. Sophia’s roasted carrots are infused with unparalleled aromas and flavors.

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Greek Buckwheat Kolokythokeftedes

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!

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Chocolate Tahini Cookies

Chocolate Tahini Cookies are crunchy, loaded with nutty flavor, and laced with melting dark chocolate. Dark chocolate and whole sesame tahini make a decadent combination. The chewy, rich, and luxurious like velvet chocolate tahini cookies are gluten-free and a healthy treat!

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Moussaka

Summer vegan moussaka has so much flavor and it is hearty and light. This is a vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free recipe! Moussaka is a retro dish created by the Greeks of Smyrna and Alexandria; vegan moussaka is just as tasty as the traditional one: sweet eggplants, hearty potatoes and savory mushrooms, all topped with a rich vegan béchamel sauce.

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Constantinopolitan Malabi

Malabi is one of the most popular desserts in the Constantinople-Greek cuisine. It’s a sensational summer and a refreshingly floral dessert with the captivating aroma of rose petals and the enticing Chios mastic. Malabi is a traditional Constantinople, vintage no-bake dessert. Even though this is a gourmet Middle Eastern sweet, our recipe is simple, vegan, and gluten free!

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