NUTRIΤION IN ANCIENT GREECE( HELLAS)

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AUSTERITY
MEDITERRANEAN TRIADWheat – olive oil – wine
Also cereals – barley ( for making bread)
Cereals accompanied with cabbage, onions, lentils and chickpeas.
Meat and seafood consumed in accordance with their financial situation.
It also had to do with whether they lived, in the city or the countryside
or by the sea.
Greeks consume particularly the milk products and especially cheese.
The butter was known, but instead mainly used olive oil.
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STUFFED BELL PEPPERS & POTATOES IN THE OVEN

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Easy, veggy, healthy!

Simple ingredients can transform you, to a great «chef».

But as most people’s time, my time is precious and also so short. So, I need to prepare good food for my family but the clock ticking!

The simplicity of paleo recipes, many times is the solution. Because we want quality food. So we trust the old fashion cooking way!

One of those goldies is stuffed peppers with rice in the oven. And this is what I want to share with you today.
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STUFFED TSOUREKI WITH PRALINA CREAM

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Every day is a day for a choco stuffed tsoureki!

The old days, people made it for Christmas, New Year’s & Easter holidays.

There are many local varieties of these festive bread in Greece, based on milk, flour, eggs, sugar, yeast, butter, and a flavoring which can be mahlep & mastic powder. A good tsoureki should be soft, moist and fluffy, yet stringy and chewy.

Tsoureki may be eaten at any time of year, often for breakfast, but it is also associated with several holidays.

Also there many bakeries that they compete for the best made tsoureki in town. They have many customers every day that they are fond of it. What can I say, it’s a celebrity!

Of course many other countries and cultures have this festive bread.

So yes, this recipe is a big deal! And I want to share this version with you!
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PENNE RIGATE WITH SOUR CREAM & WHITE MUSHROOMS

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Another beloved dish is pasta! It’s amazing how quick and easy this recipe is! How many times I order it, from a cataloge at a trattoria? I lost counting!

But many times I need to cook it in my kitchen too. Because I love the smell of fresh butter and mushrooms with fresh pepper and garlic as cooked!

I’m not doing it only for me, but also for my family and my friends. Both love it!

If you like to surprise your family with it…just follow me!

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PIZZA… ALWAYS FIT!

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I miss «her», after all those days I need a piece…ok! Maybe more! We cooked, we baked all the seasonal food for Christmas and now we need to go back to normal.

My normal is, almost every Friday or Saturday night to eat pizza, always as I watch a movie!

These two for me go together. So, after all these festive tables that we prepared the time has come!

If you are ready to follow, here it goes!
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WELCOMING 2016

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Here we are! Watching the rising of a new year!

Wishes, hopes, expectations are on the table. We want to accomplish our dreams. Our goal is to get success. But above all this, we have a passion that we love to share with you. Cooking, writing, posting…

2015 was very interesting for me, as my second year as blogger. I want to thank every visitor of my blog because without you, nothing could ever happened. That gives me the strength to continue and getting better.

2016 is very promising year for new adventures…in my blog.

Hope this cyber experience to be more creative for all of us!

I want to wish you a really Happy New Year!

See you in my next post.