Category Archives: Side Dishes

Gluten Free Olive Bread

Gluten Free Olive Bread

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!

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Smoked Vegan Mac and Cheese

Vegan Smoked Mac and Cheese GF made with tofu vegan hot dogs. Quick and Easy Macaroni and Cheese!

Today we bring you smoked vegan mac and cheese which happens to be a quick, easy and great recipe for summer. Boutique Vegan recently sent us some of this vegan liquid smoke so I decided to make vegan mac and cheese with a little twist. It turned out awesome and this recipe is really simple. This is a great side dish or even main course if you ask me!

Vegan Smoked Mac and Cheese Recipe Gluten Free Macaroni & Cheese

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A Week of Greek

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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.

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Greek Stuffed Vine Leaves – Dolmadakia

Greek Stuffed Vine Leaves - Dolmadakia Recipe Traditional Greek Food, Gluten Free

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!

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Vegan Magiritsa Greek Easter Soup

Vegan Magiritsa Greek Easter Soup

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

Chipotle BBQ Vegan Cheese Dip

Chipotle BBQ Vegan Cheese Dip Recipe

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.

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Easy Pumpkin Soup

Easy Pumpkin Soup Recipe - Vegan and Gluten Free

Winter is not officially over yet so why not squeeze one more soup on the menu? This easy pumpkin soup recipe can be made in 20 minutes or less in a large blender. Of course, you can still use this recipe to make it the more traditional way on the stove and food processor if you would like. This is another recipe in our serious of nutritious vegan foods we are doing this week with  vegan nutritionist Dimitra Makrigianni!

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Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip

Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip

Kick back and watch your favorite movie tonight and enjoy it with some vegan nacho cheese! This is one of my personal favorites. It’s not for everybody because it has a little kick to it; ye be warned!  Continue reading Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip

Pows! Gluten Free Vegan “Meat” on Bread with Cheddar

Pows! Gluten Free Vegan Beef Meat On Bread With Vegan Cheddar Cheese Recipe Dairy Free Soy Free

Pows! What in the world is a pow? Well, as legend has it, my mom’s sister and her roommate made these when they were in college. They took the only ingredients they had left in the house and pow! Pows were officially born. My mom made these for my siblings and I as we grew up and we loved them! I actually never knew the story behind them until I told my mom a few weeks ago I was making vegan pows. She told me the story so now I know they came from my Aunt.

Making this recipe vegan was pretty easy and definitely delicious! I had to make these because I wanted Athanasia to try one of my favorite childhood foods veganized. As it turns out, she loves them too so I have made these a few times in the past month! This tasty grub can be served as an appetizer, snack, side dish or even a main course (they are filling)!

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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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