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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Revithia Fournou with Tomato

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Having tried Greek-style chickpeas baked in the oven and in soup form, I decided to try them baked with a tomato sauce. I served it with winter vegetable bake.

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Winter Vegetable Bake

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I used this recipe, substituting carrots for half of the butternut squash.

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This can be served with cheese, as in the recipe, or without it for a vegan variation.

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Vegetables in Green Curry

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This was my first attempt at making a Thai curry from scratch, instead of using a spice paste.

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This dish is not vegetarian due to the use of fish sauce. I cooked sweet pepper, butternut squash, green beans, carrot and onion in the sauce.

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Methi and Mushroom

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I just adore fresh fenugreek leaves. Here I made a dish with mushrooms and yoghurt.

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Revithia Soup

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In the past, I’ve made Greek baked chickpeas, but I wanted to try the soup variation of revithia. I think I prefer the baked variation, but the soup is also nice. Thanks to the olive oil, the chickpeas are very creamy.

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Rava Kesari

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Brussels Sprouts with Soba Noodles (and Carrots)

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I gave the Brussels sprouts with soba noodles another try, this time with the addition of carrot shavings. I also used black sesame seeds instead of white ones. Otherwise I stuck to the modifications described in my previous attempt. It is certainly my first choice for sprouts.

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Briam

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Here’s a recipe.  I adapted it to fit what I had. There’s a courgette/zucchini shortage, so I used less of this ingredient. Partway through the cooking I decided to add two extra tomatoes because I thought it needed more. I had an extra green bell pepper so I tossed that in, too. It is an extremely forgiving dish.

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Briam can be eaten plain but it is also commonly served with feta. If you are not avoiding dairy the addition of feta does improve this dish but it is quite good without it as well.

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Creamy Red Pepper Pasta with Chickpeas

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I used this recipe, but I started with dried chickpeas. I think the chickpeas would also be nice served with roasted vegetables or in a salad.

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Spiced Fresh Pickles

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After making dua gia, I decided I wanted a pickle with a little more spice, and a bit of cucumber and daikon as well. This is similar to the previous recipe, except that I added some powdered chilli to the mixture.

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