1 - 5 of 5 Posts

blopez34

Active member
I love making these for my friends who are vegetarian! :) But I prefer pork Gyor myself, a little more meaty and traditional LOL

Falafel-Gyro-720x480.jpg
 
I love making these for my friends who are vegetarian! :) But I prefer pork Gyor myself, a little more meaty and traditional LOL

View attachment 824
How is a falafel or vegetarian a Greek food or recipe?
Does anyone know a Greek that is a vegetarian? Does that person even exist?
 

Vangelis

Member
How is a falafel or vegetarian a Greek food or recipe?
Does anyone know a Greek that is a vegetarian? Does that person even exist?
Here are a few from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_vegetarianism

Pythagoras and some of his followers:

The followers of Pythagoras (called Pythagoreans) did not always practice strict vegetarianism, but at least their inner circle did.

and

In the Platonic Academy the scholarchs (school heads) Xenocrates and (probably) Polemon pleaded for vegetarianism. In the Peripatetic school Theophrastus, Aristotle's immediate successor, supported it. Some of the prominent Platonists and Neo-Platonists in the age of the Roman Empire lived on a vegetarian diet. These included Apollonius of Tyana, Plotinus, and Porphyry. Porphyry wrote a treatise On abstinence from beings with a soul, the most elaborate ancient pro-vegetarian text known to us.

Among the Manicheans, a major religious movement founded in the third century AD, there was an elite group called Electi (the chosen) who were Lacto-Vegetarians for ethical reasons and abided by a commandment which strictly banned killing. Common Manicheans called Auditores (Hearers) obeyed looser rules of nonviolence.
 

Vangelis

Member
Have you ever tried mushroom souvlaki? I have made them and they are amazing! I use the portobello mushrooms for a richer taste. In Athens my favourite souvlaki place is Cookoomela.

 
  • Like
Reactions: acamp7

acamp7

Active member
Have you ever tried mushroom souvlaki? I have made them and they are amazing! I use the portobello mushrooms for a richer taste. In Athens my favourite souvlaki place is Cookoomela.

That sounds so good! I will definitely visit when I'm in Athens, so nice to see that more Greek places are offering vegan options or going fully vegan!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Vangelis

How to make Greek red peppers (Florina peppers)

I prefer these grilled and drizzled with a little bit of dressing. I cook the peppers in the broiler until the skins blister. When the skins are blackened and cracked (about 2 to 3 minutes on each side), transfer to a big bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let them sit for about 10 minutes. The skins will detach completely, and the peppers will be very easy to peel. Mix oil and vinegar in a small glass jar. Add the pepper juices, garlic, mustard, chili pepper, and salt and mix well. While the peppers are still warm, arrange them in a deep dish and pour the dressing over them. Partially cover the dish and let it cool, then cover and refrigerate! They're ready to serve!

Greek-Style-Grilled-Peppers-1-720x1080.jpg

How to make Greek meatballs with bulgar

This is the process for making the meatballs with bulgar. It's one of my favorite dishes and I like to make an extra batch and freeze it so I can eat them later :)

Add meat, 2 tablespoons of the parsley, scallions, bulgur, egg, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 cloves of the minced garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper to a large bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until mixture is well combined. You can also use your fingers to mix it. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 – 4 hours to let the flavors set.

Remove bowl from the refrigerator and shape into balls of about 1-2 inches thick. Your goal is to make them a consistent size. Place the balls on a plate, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator.

Add the rest of the olive oil to a deep skillet and set the heat to medium. Saute the onion for about five minutes or until the onions are soft. Add the rest of the garlic and saute for about a minute until the flavor of the garlic releases. Add the wine and cook for one minute. Stir in the tomatoes with their juices as well as the cinnamon stick and water and stir the mixture with a wooden spoon. Slowly add the meatballs so they don’t fall apart. The sauce should be deep and the meatballs should be covered.

Cover the skillet and bring the mixture to a boil. Drop the heat to a simmer after it boils and cook for twenty minutes or until the meatballs are cooked all the way though. Sprinkle the meatballs with remaining parsley just before serving.

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup finely chopped, fresh parsley
  • 4 scallions, finally chopped
  • 1/2 cup bulgur (uncooked)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup Greek olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 large onions, halved and sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 16 ounces canned, diced tomatoes
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup water
Voli-Me-Plyguri-720x480.jpg

Vasilopita - Cake or Tsoureki?

I recently had a debate with a few Greek friends on what a traditional New Years Tsoureki is. My mother always made a tsoureki with the year on it, as do many other's I know. I have friends who make an orange zest cake with powdered sugar...and others that say it doesn't matter as long as it's some type of cake. One girl even said they don't make their sweet at all, they just make a round loaf of bread.

Curious to see what everyone else does. Is it maybe a regional thing?

Greek potato and onion salad is a great appetizer

These are the ingredients for making a super tasty Greek potato salad as an appetizer

  • 6 medium boiled potatoes
  • 4 medium red onions
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 6 tablespoons Greek olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons capers, rinsed
  • Chopped parsley, to garnish
This is what your end product will look like!

Potato-and-Onion-Salad-720x482.jpg

The best slow cooked roast lamb youll ever eat!

I made this while back. The secret to cooking tender lamb is to cook it low and slow. I added carrots and while spices for this recipe.
0D10C744-888E-44BB-84F0-8079FD357043.jpeg
Sign up for a free account and share your thoughts, photos, questions about Greek food, travel and culture!

WorldwideGreeks.com is a free online forum community where people can discuss Greek food, travel, traditions, history and mythology. Join WorldwideGreeks.com here!

JOIN COMMUNITY FOR FREE

LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT
Follow WorldwideGreeks.com:
Facebook Instagram Twitter
Top