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!
Making soup from scratch is a remarkable feat of alchemy. The pumpkin-chestnut soup is not only nutritious and nourishing; it provides a brothy goodness, along with a dense texture of fresh winter vegetables. My soup is a rich orange colour and has a full-bodied pumpkin and chestnut flavour; it can be served as the first or the main course. Make this soup for a wonderfully gastronomic experience! Pumpkin-chestnut soup is the perfect dish for your Christmas table.
The key to an unforgettable salad is vinaigrette. Fig vinaigrette dressing has subtle nuances of tart and fruity flavour and winey fragrant. Master the art of making this seductive fig vinaigrette — it is quite easy — and dress a green salad with red currants and fresh figs or even revisit your favourite salad with my aphrodisiac fig vinaigrette!
If you seek a vegan cheese to whet the palate for the flavours to come, Sophia’s vegan and dairy-free almond cheese certainly does the trick. My recipe is simple to prepare and follows a 7-ingredient list. Sophia’s vegan and dairy-free almond cheese provides a buttery and rustic taste without lingering in the mouth. My almond cheese has a mild cheesy aroma: earthy, fruity, delicate. Sophia’s vegan and dairy-free almond cheese is versatile enough to be eaten at every meal and to be paired with sweet and salty foods. My recipe is easy and economic, and the almond cheese is a vegan and dairy-free substitute for Greek feta. My almond cheese is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lactose-free, casein-free, and it does not contain agar-agar or gelatin.
Homemade vegetable broth is a nutritious and delicious addition to endless recipes. Making your own vegetable broth is not only easy, but also economical — a simple healthy habit worth adopting into your life. Homemade vegetable broth can be used in numerous recipes: risotto, stew, soups, dressings, gravy, sauces, casserole, pasta, legumes, and grains.
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 making this delicate fresh mint vinaigrette — it is quite easy — and dress a balanced beet green salad or even revisit a green salad with my refreshing vinaigrette!
The key to an unforgettable salad is vinaigrette. Pomegranate vinaigrette dressing has subtle nuances of tart and fruity flavour and winey and floral fragrant. Master the art of making the perfect pomegranate vinaigrette — it is quite easy — and dress a green salad or even revisit a traditional salad with my perky pomegranate vinaigrette!
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.
The Greek New Year’s Eve lucky cake is called Vasilopita. The cake contains a hidden gold or silver coin which is slipped into the dough before baking. The person who is fortunate enough to receive the slice containing the coin is believed to attract good luck throughout the year. The most enthralling element of the Greek custom of Vasilopita for the New Year is that this amaranthine recipe has endured for centuries in Greece. Family and friends join in the cutting of the Vasilopita in early January every year.
These lovely digestives with cranberries take biscuits to the next level: crunchy and semi-sweet bursting with tart cranberries. This is not only a simple and elegant recipe but also a tried and tested one. Digestive biscuits with cranberries make for the perfect dunking material. These beloved biscuits are an indulgent holiday treat. Indeed, homemade digestives with cranberries are a treat all on their own, but that doesn’t mean you cannot make them feel more festive with a Christmas biscuit tin. Here’s a cute Christmas food gift to surprise all your friends and family with this season!