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seleanor

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My personal favorite is roast pork, which is not eaten by all families during Christmas but I would say its quite a few

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lalajess

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This is the one time of year I actually like to eat ham, and of course were have spanakopita, baklava, maybe some tzatziki.... No matter what we serve there are always Greek sides!
 

efhernandez_

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This is the one time of year I actually like to eat ham, and of course were have spanakopita, baklava, maybe some tzatziki.... No matter what we serve there are always Greek sides!
I went to my Greek friends thanksgiving this year and that's exactly what they did! Turkey with some Greek sides :) so tasty
 

lalajess

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I went to my Greek friends thanksgiving this year and that's exactly what they did! Turkey with some Greek sides :) so tasty
That's what Thanksgiving looks like for us. Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, Greek sides, apple pie, baklava haha. I love it!
 
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One of my favorite Greek food items to eat during the Christmas season is Kourabiedes:

 

k_tsoukalas

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One of my favorite Greek food items to eat during the Christmas season is Kourabiedes:

Kourabedies are delicious - they're my favorite too! For Christmas Day we usually cook a roast or something like that, and serve a combination of Greek and American sides. Spanakopita, fasolakia, usually some kind of pie, like Apple pie, kourabedies, baklava...
 

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lalajess

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Oh my gosh, I love kourabedies, too! During Christmas, I put a little almond extract to give it a bit of a holiday flavor. (I love Christmas cookies that have almond flavoring!)
 
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mastichas09

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Oh my gosh, I love kourabedies, too! During Christmas, I put a little almond extract to give it a bit of a holiday flavor. (I love Christmas cookies that have almond flavoring!)
Is almond extract available at most grocery stores?
 

lalajess

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Is almond extract available at most grocery stores?
Yes, in the United States it is. It's in the baking aisle near the vanilla extract and all that.
 
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blopez34

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Yes, in the United States it is. It's in the baking aisle near the vanilla extract and all that.
Its super easy to find, just have to look for it
 

Can someone help me make fasolakia?

I recently had a mishap while making fasolakia. The beans all fell apart. I am assuming I overcooked the beans but I am not sure because I have cooked the dish this long in the past without issues.

What was different about this time is I decided to put potatoes in it to make it a bit heartier for winter. Should I have not done this? Maybe I really cooked it longer than I thought because of the potatoes?

Preserving Fresh Herbs from the Store?

It's cold out and I don't have garden herbs. I have some herbs growing indoors but not everything I need. So, I have been buying them at the store.

They don't last long at all! They're good maybe for 2-3 days but then I have to toss them. Any advice on how to keep them fresh or maybe even preserve them so I get the fresh taste still without relying on the fridge? People have told me to try freezing them and that didn't work - they got a freezer taste and got all mushy in the freezer (it was gross!).

How to Make Soutzoukakia?

I recently had soutzoukakia and I loved it! They seemed similar to Keftedes meatballs but they were shaped differently, and I couldn't tell but they may have been grilled?

Does anyone know how to make these? I was just going to make my regular meatball recipe and put it on a stick and cook it on the grill. I didn't know if there was more to it than that!

Favorite Vegan Greek Foods for Lent?

Lent is around the corner and this year, I thought I would go all in and stick with Vegan foods during lent. I thought I would gather ideas from you guys, and I will share a few of my own.

- My family used to make a yellow split pea soup that was very simple. I will track down how to make it and get the recipe from someone.
- Foods like lentils, hummus, fava beans are great - any recommendations? I could always make lentil soup, beans in tomato sauce...
- Vegetables in tomato sauce - have seen lent versions with no oil, potatoes, legumes, veggies... any ideas? Looks like I can use nearly anything.

Thanks for chiming in!

Other "Leaves" to Use for Stuffing?

I have seen various "stuffed" leaf-type dishes in Greek cuisine, and I am realizing that the filling is always pretty similar. The two common ones I see are grape leaves (delicious in early summer when I can pick the leaves) and cabbage.

I noticed that there are other types of "leaves" that can be used. I think someone says they often use Swiss chard? What else can be used? I love every type of dish in this category. Thanks!
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