As many of our readers know, we have been making a lot of cheesy flavored dips out of chickpeas this year. Some people say that makes them a hummus, I guess it does not really matter to us what they technically are but we sure do love the flavor of them! Out of all of the chickpea cheeses we have made, this tomato and basil vegan cheese is our favorite! This recipe is another one of the recipes we are posting for the food blog awards we are participating in. If you are interested in supporting us, click here and then click like to vote for us. Thank you for your support! Continue reading Tomato and Basil Vegan Cheese
We received an e-mail from a reader requesting a gluten free olive bread similar to the way it is traditionally made in Cyprus. We worked on it and eventually came up with this recipe and we love it! This bread is delicious! This recipe is also one of the recipes we are posting for our food blog awards we are participating in. If you are interested in supporting us, click here and then click like to vote for us. Thank you for your support!
Greek Food is only one of the reasons to visit Greece, although many will argue it is one of the best ones. Some other reasons are the beautiful scenery, swimming in the sea, the hot sun and of course the hospitality of the people. My country may be going through a rough patch but this doesn’t affect the way we welcome the travelers! If you are visiting Greece or plan to, please don’t hesitate to ask us anything, such as places to eat or how to go about being a vegan while staying here. In smaller villages people may not know what vegan is, but in islands and places that attract visitors more and more vegan options show up on the menus of the restaurants. You can ask for horiatiki salad without feta and Yemista without meat, you can find these two dishes everywhere in Greece this time of the year. Swimming in the crystal clear blue waters under the Mediterranean sun is enough to relax you and make you fall in love with this place! We have added some photos from here in Patras for you to see as well in this post.
My friend Katherine from the amazing blog Oh, she cooks! has a special love for Greece and Greek food. She suggested we do a week of sharing traditional Greek recipes. I loved the idea, especially now that my country is under all of this pressure. Today I’m sharing the recipe for Greek stuffed vine leaves – dolmadakia; delicious little bites of heaven. I have even included photos showing the appropriate folding technique! You should also go check out Kathrine’s bread recipe and read her spot on observations about Greek’s relationship with bread and olive oil, it cracked me up!
I used to love melting some vegan pepper Jack cheese on a black bean burger back home, however, to my knowledge vegan pepper Jack cheese is not available here in Europe. So, I decided to make a vegan pepper Jack cheese of my own recently. I made one I was pretty satisfied with! After making it a few times though, I got a crazy idea to take it one step further after Boutique Vegan sent us this BBQ sauce. A whole new recipe was born: vegan pepper Jake cheese! Vegan pepper Jake cheese is mildly spicy with a hint of sweet and tangy underlying the obviously “cheesy” tone. Not only is this recipe quick and easy but it is another installment in our budget recipes category.
We usually make most of our vegan cheeses using almonds or cashews as the base ingredient. However, I wanted to try something different as a way of keeping the cost down when making vegan cheese. As a result this vegan smoked cheddar cheese dip recipe is made using chickpeas (garbanzo beans). The flavor is amazing and the recipe is simple. We have been making this delicious snack a lot since coming up with the recipe a few months ago now. Give it a whirl!
This vegan smoked cheddar works great as a spread or sandwich condiment as well. As you can see in the photos, we enjoyed it in a vegan “cheese steak” sandwich made using soy “steaks”. Click here for the vegan cheesesteak recipe!
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I love hummus! I made this chipotle hummus about a month ago now while Athanasia was in Athens because she is not a big fan of mildly spicy foods. This is a pretty common occurrence for me to make spicy foods to eat while she is away. I would label this particular hummus to be in the mild category of spicy. Hummus makes a great snack for around the house or even to take with you to work or school. One of the best parts about making hummus is how extremely quick and easy it is to make it! I like to boil my own chickpeas but it’s even quicker if you prefer to use canned chickpeas.
We are rolling out a new format with this post as well. We are going to try to include the cost of some of our recipes from now on. We probably will not be able to do this for all of our recipes but we will do it when we can. So, without further delay, here is our first installment in our budget recipes category: Continue reading Chipotle Hummus
Easter is celebrated on this Sunday here in Greece whereas some people around the world celebrated Easter last Sunday. Easter is a major holiday here! People flock to the farmer’s market to buy all the ingredients they can as they prepare to make copious amounts of food for Easter dinner. There are epitaphs to see (and follow if you’re interested) on Friday evening, fireworks on Saturday evening and of course the big day on Sunday! The tradition of Easter is rooted deep into the hearts and memories of many Greek people as they gather around with family and friends to celebrate. Athanasia wanted to share the essence of these traditions with this vegan magiritsa Greek Easter soup recipe! I really love this soup, it is delicious! Continue reading Vegan Magiritsa Greek Easter Soup
This chipotle BBQ vegan cheese dip is one of my favorite snacks I’ve ever made! We use our own homemade barbecue sauce in it but you can use whatever bbq sauce you prefer to make it. I first came up with this recipe about 4 years ago now and it’s been a hit with everybody who has tried it ever since! It is an incredibly easy and simple recipe to make as well as a great appetizer or snack when you are in a hurry. This recipe makes a lot of dip (6 cups or 1420 ml) so make sure your blender can hold that much or you might have to cut the recipe in half.
Today we are going to take a break from our nutrition series (for those of you following us) to talk about Meatout – eat vegan for a day. Meatout is a day to encourage all people to try a vegan diet for a day. We think it would be great if more people tried a vegan diet. Obviously we feel vegan food is real and delicious despite rumors circulating stating the contrary. Therefore we decided to compile this list of some recipes we think non-vegans would love to eat today (and maybe even ask for seconds!)! Our nutrition series information will be coming soon for our readers who are waiting for it. Continue reading Meatout – Eat Vegan For A Day