Mushroom Gyros

Fast, flavourful, and family-friendly, this vegan take on everyone’s favourite fast food — Greek gyros — is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser! This popular Greek fast food is often served with a number of garnishes, including sliced fresh tomatoes and French fries!

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Mediterranean pull-apart bread

The secret to the perfect Thanksgiving dinner? It’s a good bread, and there’s something so satisfying about pulling apart bread. No bread maker, no fuss. This pull-apart bread can easily be made from scratch! A good pull-apart bread doesn’t have to be just for a special day, serve this bread as a savoury side to accompany a weekend brunch with friends.

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Horta Salad – Greek Amaranthus Blitum Salad

Greek greens salad, or horta (HOR-tah) salad — bursting with the flavours of late summer blitum — can be eaten as a healthful side dish or a simple first course. Horta salad was a main staple of the ancient Greek diet and continues to be in modern Greece! Amaranthus blitum is a Mediterranean variety of greens, which is at its peak in late summer and fall. This Greek staple is easy to prepare, and when dressed with a bit of olive oil and lemon has a refreshing, clean taste.

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Focaccia with Thyme and Garlic Infused Olive Oil

This rustic Italian bread has a golden-brown crust and a dense moist texture. The dough for focaccia is indented and olive oil is generously drizzled over the indentations in the dough. Try dipping this flatbread in infused olive oil for the perfect bite!

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Ancient Greek Flatbread Propyra

Propyra (pronounced propýra) is an ancient Greek flatbread. Its name denotes a brick oven cooking technique: propyra was baked near to the oven’s door and far from the fire. Propyra’s ancient Greek recipe has stood the test of time; Greeks today call it Spetsiotic propyra, as the local islanders of the idyllic Greek island of Spetses continue to bake this flatbread everyday even to this day! Propyra is a wholemeal flatbread generously coated with sesame seeds, sea salt flakes, and freshly ground black pepper. Traditionally, propyra is eaten with almost every meal just like bread. Are you more of a flatbread than a baguette? No matter which type you may prefer, bread is one of our food staples.

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Lahanodolmades, Greek cabbage rolls

Give this classic Greek recipe a try! Dill and mint bring a heavenly fragrance and herbaceous flavour to these juicy, lemony bundles. Lahanodolmades, as the Greeks call these cabbage rolls, are served in Greek mezze platters as a compliment to drinks. This vegan Greek mezze easily becomes a complete meal when you add a simple side salad or some sautéed greens.

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Falafel with vegan yogurt sauce

Spices from the East add a wonderful aromatic touch to falafel. Unexpected flavours meld together perfectly into this easy and economical dish, which uses chickpeas and veggies for extra punches of taste and nutrition. Serve these Mediterranean chickpea patties in pita pockets with greens, tomato, and a mild vegan yogurt sauce. Your kids won’t be able to resist! For a rainbow of riches create a surprising, colourful main dish using complementary side salads — the easy way — from greens to carrots.

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Ancient Greek Panspermia

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!

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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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Thanksgiving dinner menu

Find the perfect Thanksgiving dishes with Healthy Bread by Sophia! Plan a vegan Thanksgiving dinner menu with these recipes, including aperitif cocktails; starter/appetizer; main dish; and dessert, that will impress everyone at the table!

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