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redsoxdw_

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I love getting a bunch of fresh vegetables and making a super fresh soup for the winter! This is how I make it - add olive oil to a large soup pan. Set the heat to medium and let the oil heat for about 1 minute. Add onions and sautee for about 5 minutes so that the onions get soft. Add the vegetables like carrots, celery, zucchini, and squash and sautee for another 5 minutes. Stir in veggie broth, greens, beans, orzo, bay leaves, oregano, salt, and pepper. Cover the pot and bring the soup to a boil on high. Once it boils, set the heat to low and simmer it for 15-20 minutes and there you go!

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greek_ggirl

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I love getting a bunch of fresh vegetables and making a super fresh soup for the winter! This is how I make it - add olive oil to a large soup pan. Set the heat to medium and let the oil heat for about 1 minute. Add onions and sautee for about 5 minutes so that the onions get soft. Add the vegetables like carrots, celery, zucchini, and squash and sautee for another 5 minutes. Stir in veggie broth, greens, beans, orzo, bay leaves, oregano, salt, and pepper. Cover the pot and bring the soup to a boil on high. Once it boils, set the heat to low and simmer it for 15-20 minutes and there you go!

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So healthy!! Thanks for sharing :) I would recommend to add fresh peppercorn for a littler more spice
 
So healthy!! Thanks for sharing :) I would recommend to add fresh peppercorn for a littler more spice
Add some vegetarian lamb or beef for some real flavour.
And yes, lamb and beef is vegetarian as they both eat grass
 
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Add some vegetarian lamb or beef for some real flavour.
And yes, lamb and beef is vegetarian as they both eat grass
Thats one way to put it 😂
 

Hash

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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
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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!

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Upgrade your skordalia recipe with walnuts!

Pulse the following ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth:
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup crushed almonds
  • 1 slice stale or lightly toasted bread
  • 3/4 cup Greek olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped parsley, to garnish
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Simple and smoky grilled octopus thats Greek style

I love grilled octopus. I like to make it with the whole head, and I know that some people don't like to prepare it that way, but I don't like to waste food. I make my octopus using a super simple marinade, just olive oil, lemon, sea salt, oregano, pepper and vinegar.

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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?
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