Clean Monday

By |2018-07-04T17:07:58+00:00February 24th, 2017|Knowledgebase, Recipes|

Clean Monday marks the start of the Lenten period for Orthodox Christians. It is a moveable celebration that always occurs at the beginning of the 7th week before Easter Sunday, symbolising purity as on that day we start 'cleansing' our bodies and souls from all impurities, hence the name! In fact, during the week leading up to [...]

Traditional Greek Bean Soup {Φασολάδα}

By |2018-07-04T17:08:05+00:00November 11th, 2013|Recipes|

Serves 6-8 Suitable for vegetarians and vegans   1/2kg medium beans 1 cup organic extra virgin olive oil 1 tin tomatoes 1-2 fresh tomatoes 1 onion 2 carrots 2 celery sticks Unrefined sea salt Black pepper   Soak the beans overnight in water and a small teaspoon baking soda. The next day remove the beans [...]

Greek Yellow Split Pea Puree (Φάβα)

By |2018-07-04T17:08:09+00:00August 4th, 2013|Recipes|

Many cultures have their own versions of pureed beans; Fava is the Greek one! Fava is often described to be similar to houmous, in a way if you like houmous, you'll probably like Fava as well, although they are two very different dishes. Fava is made of pureed yellow split peas (or Fava beans, as [...]

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