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20 Facts about Greece

Would you like to know 20 Facts about Greece? Did you know that Athens was a small town two centuries ago? Did you know that the Greek islands are about 2,000? That no part of the country is more than 137 kilometres from the sea, and how does our fleet reach 70% of all European ships? These and many more interesting facts about Greece follow and teach us the little secrets of that beautiful country. Here are 20 Facts about Greece On average, approximately 16.5 million tourists arrive in Greece each year. This means that visitors outnumber the local population…

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Hummus

Recipe for homemade hummus, airy, tasty and easy. An authentic, traditional and healthy Middle Eastern recipe world widely famous. Preparation Time: 15΄Waiting Time: 12 hoursDifficulty: EasyK/cals: 235 per servingServings: 10 Implementation of hummus Put the chickpeas in a bowl of water and 1 tbsp. sharp salt from last night. The next day, strain and rinse well. In a saucepan over high heat, in which we have put 1.5 litres of water, boil the chickpeas until softened for 40 minutes to 1 hour. Drain well in another bowl (holding the water) and place in a blender with olive oil, lemon zest,…

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Ancient Greek Meal

Ancient Greeks used to say: The cook is no different from the poet, because they both have the same art. Their imagination! By utilising the fire, the cooks imaginatively processed the raw ingredients, developing the dishes. After all, human beings are concerned with their daily food and their desire for good food. The diversity of ancient greek meal Τhe ancient Greek table, in general, did not look like the present one. Rice, sugar, corn, coffee, tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, okra and of course potatoes were unknown at that time. We did our research and prepared a 3-course meal for you based…

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Dried Fruits and Nuts

Dried fruits and nuts are among the healthiest and most beneficial foods for the human body. Nutritious Balance of Dried Fruits and Nuts Dried Fruits and Nuts can really be part of a balanced diet if consumed in small quantities as a snack. Speaking of the benefits of nuts, let’s isolate those that have the most beneficial nutritional properties. Almonds Almonds yield 165 calories per handful (30 g) and contain 9 g of monounsaturated fatty acids, very low levels of saturated fat and no cholesterol. A handful of almonds provide 35% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin E. Vitamin…

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Greek Coffee

Greek coffee is one of the richest antioxidants, with an extremely low calorie index. It is such a wonderful and enjoyable way to start your day. Preparation Time: 5΄Difficulty: Easy How to prepare Greek Coffee In a copper pot, add a cup of water and put a teaspoon of coffee. If you like it a bit stronger you can add another teaspoon. Add sugar if desired and place the pot on the stove, preferably a gas stove. Wait 2-3 minutes until the coffee starts to swell. Finally we serve coffee in a cup and enjoy a delicious coffee! Greek Coffee…

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Greek Frumenty “Τραχανάς”

Greek Frumenty “Τραχανάς” is a pasta made of flour and milk and has a grainy and irregular shape. The granules are about 2-3 mm in diameter. It is available in various varieties: sour and sweet, coarse and fine. The sour trachanas is usually kneaded with yogurt . Trachanas is created by combining flour with semolina (broken) or broken wheat (groats) with milk (fresh or sour). The result gives the sweet or sour taste depending on the milk used. There is no difference in appearance, only in taste. Optionally, it may have cooked vegetables, salt, groats, spices (mainly herb trachanas). The…

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Lentils Superfood Salad, quinoa, kale and spinach

Lentils Superfood Salad with the king of superfoods, kale. Kale is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. It contains a significant number of beneficial nutrients, some of which have powerful medicinal properties. Preparation Time: 30΄Difficulty: EasyK/cals: 133 per servingServings: 6 as accompanying Implementation In a small bowl pour the ingredients and beat with a hand blender until mash the leaves and have a single mixture. Soak the quinoa and lentils in boiling water for 30 minutes. Drain well and let them cool. Place cranberries, ginger and spinach in a bowl. Mix with the sauce. Put the mixture…

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Lentils – Superpower Legumes

What could possibly make lentils the superpower legumes? Is it the nutritious value? Is it the variety of cooking ways? Let’s find out. The History of Lentils – The Superpower Legumes The history of lentil cultivation goes back a long way in history, from the Neolithic Age, to the present. A number of findings reveal the practice of lentil cultivation since antiquity in various parts of the world. Lentil cultivation meets both human nutrition and livestock needs. One of these countries was Greece. In Greece there was a high consumption of various social groups. There was high consumption by wealthy…

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Semolina halva with lemon

Semolina halva with lemon is a quick and easy desert with Turkish origins. A very typical Greek desert you can find in almost every Sunday family feast. Ingredients for Semolina halva with lemon: 200 g semolina 120 g extra virgin olive oil 150 g almonds 50g raisins of your choice 400 g water 200 g sugar 1 pc. lemon zest cinnamon for sprinkling Preparation: Pour the oil, semolina and almonds in a saucepan over a low heat. Stir constantly with a spoon for 30-40 minutes. The slow roast is making halva white. Heat another pot of water with the sugar…

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Top 4 Greek Dishes Recommended for Vegetarians

Are you looking for the top Vegetarians Greek dishes you can make from your kitchen with easily available ingredients? Ever wonder what type of cuisines are friendly for vegetarians? Well, the Mediterranean coast is full of ingredients that are fit for vegetarians. Therefore it’s no wonder that the Greek Cuisine (heavily influenced by the Mediterranean diet) is a perfect fit for people who are practicing vegetarianism. We’ve rounded up a list of top dishes we recommend for such vegetarians, check them out below: 1. Horiatiki Salad Also known as traditional Greek salad, this dish is the most basic dish you’ll…

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