Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk

Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk

We needed to make vegan sweetened condensed milk for a recipe we were making and it turned out so well I decided we should share it! This recipe is really simple as it has only two ingredients: coconut milk and organic raw cane sugar. It is always nice to have sweetened condensed milk for baking, so, why shouldn’t vegans have it available as well? Continue reading

Quinori Salad

Quinori Salad

A reader of ours had a request for a new category, where we would gather all of our low calorie recipes for those trying to lose weight or follow a low cal diet. Sounds like a great idea, especially since we are eating all the food you see us making for this blog! At least Jake is exercising daily, but I can’t say I am. Now that swimming season is over there is no need to hide underneath the hoodies! So, trying recipes like this Quinori Salad is the best solution for me right now. Somehow Jake managed to make it very tasty, without a drop of olive oil (which to a Greek person sounds surreal)! I was easily convinced after tasting it and washing the dishes was so quick and easy without olive oil!

Quinori is a mix of legumes and seeds, including quinoa, sesame seeds, lentils and chickpeas. After being boiled, quinori can become a salad or soup. We found this mix at Botanica here in Patra, but I also saw it at Bamboo Vegan in Athens. However, if you can’t find it, you can use another legume mix or just plain quinoa.

Vegan Gluten Free Quinori Salad Quinoa

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Vegan Gluten Free Carrot Cupcakes

Vegan Gluten Free Carrot Cupcakes

It’s our first birthday at! It’s been an amazing year filled with delicious food, new ideas and of course a lot of learning. We have been very blessed to have so many readers from all around the world (which is something we never imagined we would have when we launched our blog)! We have also met so many new and interesting people because of the blog which has been awesome! So, thank you to everybody who reads, follows or comments on our recipes! We would like to celebrate with these vegan gluten free carrot cupcakes by sharing the recipe with all of you! We also have a giveaway to tell you about…

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Slam Dunk Five Cheese Vegan Pizza

Slam Dunk Five Cheese Vegan Pizza

In our last post we mentioned how Viotros sent us a mountain of vegan cheese to come up with recipes for. Athanasia had the idea to mix and match different flavors of their vegan cheese for that post, so, now it’s my turn! I have casually mentioned three and five cheese pizzas to her from my non-vegan days only to hear her say “yeah right!”. Well, it was time to show her it’s true! With basketball season right around the corner it’s time for a slam dunk five cheese vegan pizza! We made this pizza using five different flavors of vegan cheese from Viotros and it is delicious!

Slam Dunk Five Cheese Vegan Pizza Gluten Free Dairy Free Viotros Violife Viofree Vegan Cheese Review

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Party Platter with Viofree Vegan Cheeses

Party Platter with Viofree Vegan Cheeses Violife Viotros

We were recently contacted by the Greek company Viotros telling us about their new vegan cheese slices made without preservatives. For those of you not yet familiar with Viotros, they make delicious vegan cheeses here in Greece. You can buy their products at Botanica here in Patra or at Bamboo Vegan in Athens. For a complete list of where you can find their products throughout the world click here. They can be found throughout the world under the Viofree and the Violife brand name.

Party Platter with Viofree Vegan Cheeses Viotros Violife Review

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Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina

Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina Gluten Free Vegan Recipe

October is a special month for us as our blog turns one year old on the 19th! We are excited about that and will be working on some special posts (and a surprise for our readers) leading up to our blog’s birthday! For today’s post we will be making gnocchi all sorrentina.

Growing up in Greece means you enjoy Italian cuisine using Greek tomatoes, garlic and basil. Vegetables grown in Greece truly have amazing flavor! One of my all time favorite dishes is traditional gnocchi alla sorentina. This post is a recipe for the gluten free vegan version! With our own handmade, melting mozzarella and our salty Parmesan; this food is for those of us who prefer the simple yet fulfilling flavors in life! You can either make your own gnocchi (click here for our recipe) or you can buy some. We found an amazing gluten free gnocchi from Botanica right here in Patra!  Continue reading

Juicing Like A Sir

Juicing Like A Sir Apple Grape Green Raw Vegan Juice Recipe

Juicing like a sir! My family and I completed a 60 day juice fast back in early 2012 after watching the documentary ‘Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead’ based upon recommendations from my sister. We decided to give it a try and had fantastic results! I remember feeling so energized and cleansed from fasting. Of course, eating whole food again after the fast was such an amazing feeling too! A lot of people can get confused about whether or not juicing is right for them. Health is a tricky subject so we are not going to recommend to anybody who has not talked to their nutritionist or medical professional to try juicing. It is difficult to know exactly what nutrients you need to acquire on an everyday basis through juicing. Also, we are not going on a juice fast right at this moment either, however, we do enjoy the occasional green juice as a meal replacement. This simple but delicious juice features only 3 ingredients: red apples, green grapes and dandelion greens. Continue reading

Paulina’s Tart

Paulina's Tart Gluten Free Vegan Dairy Free Egg Free Recipe

One of Athanasia’s best friends made this for her and her friends earlier this year and she came home boasting of how delicious it was! I was thinking how can a tart be that good without any cheese on it? Well, I feel guilty about ever having that thought now! After trying it, there is no doubt in my mind Paulina’s tart is exceptional! It just so happens to be simple and easy to make as well. Athanasia had been wanting to make it for a while just so I could try it, so we finally made it.

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Vegan Greek Sour Cheese

Vegan Greek Sour Cheese Recipe for Dakos  ντάκος

This is an amazing vegan Greek sour cheese recipe straight from the island of Crete! Finding and making these vegan cheese recipes has become Athanasia’s specialty! We found this particular recipe at our friend’s blog Vegan in Athens (click here to view original recipe). With this particular vegan cheese you can make dakos (ντάκος), which is a very traditional Greek food from Crete. Find out how we made these delicious snacks:

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Creamy Stir Fry

Creamy Stir Fry Gluten Free Vegan

One of our favorite things to make this past year has been variations of stir fry. Not too long ago we posted this delicious gluten free vegan stir fry recipe. Neither one of us had much experience with making stir fry before recently. So, we listened to all the great advice given to us by Viva Las Vegans making the task easier with each attempt! This time we wanted to try a creamy stir fry and we loved this dish very much!

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