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.
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.
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.
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. Fig vinaigrette dressing has subtle nuances of tart and fruity flavour and winey fragrant. Master the art of preparing the perfect green salad with red currants and fresh figs dressed harmonically with my aphrodisiac fig vinaigrette and garnished with slices of Sophia’s almond cheese!
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.
A perfect way to explore the gastronomical wonders of the fall season is to make fig preserves; fresh figs are abundant in the summer and fall. Vanilla fig preserves with its autumnal red colour, delicate vanilla aroma, and unique taste is a gourmet delight. Give the gift to homemade vanilla fig preserves to family and friends! This recipe is not only a tried and tested one but also it is very simple and easy.
White-fleshed peaches have a delicate taste, a delicate taste that accentuates the ethereal aroma of mastic. The combination of white peaches and a magical touch of Chios mastic is irresistible, especially with ancient Greek Pelanos bread. White peach and Chios mastic jam offers an otherworldly gastronomic experience; you are advised to concentrate every sense on this hedonic moment.
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.