Carnivore vs. Vegetarian vs. Vegan?

As an inveterate carnivore, I finally have to express my… Hmmm, what actually? Displeasure, astonishment, frustration? … about all this vegan hype. Is it a fad? Is it justified? Are THEY a bit over the top? I can remember that – I do not know exactly when it started – the same hype has been…

To Peel Or Not To Peel – Part 2

For today’s lunch I prepared pork filet with mushroom sauce and vegetable rice. Cleaning the mushrooms, I remembered some TV cooking shows where the chef was suggesting to peel the mushrooms. Doing the same, I thought, what for??! What difference does it make? So I took back the paper towel I started up wiping the…

Greek Vegetable Pie (Χορτοπιτα)

Maybe you already know my recipe for Chortopitarakia, the small pies stuffed with wild green herbs. If you do not have the time or patience to make those you should try this pie. Compared to the small pies it will take you about half hour to prepare the pie before cooking. So it is quickly…

Greek Pies with Wild Herbs (Chortopitarakia)

This is one of my favorite dishes in Greek Cuisine! What I especially love about  living on the island of Crete is the use of wild herbs in the daily nutrition. Not only to spice the dish but also to eat as a side dish or salad. There are still a lot of women, old…

Sweet and Sour Sauce

Who does not love pork or chicken sweet and sour when you go to a Chinese restaurant! Nowadays you can find ready sauce in the supermarkets around the corner. But can you be really sure that they do not use some kind of preservatives even if they say so! I am often wondering how cooked…

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Originally posted on Long Player Kitchen:
My girlfriend and I have a tradition every Tuesday of ‘Taco Tuesday’. I think the trend is gaining popularity everywhere, but round our way it is a Religion. It started off with us being lazy. We would have packaged corn tortillas, packaged guacamole, lettuce, onion, a tin of re-fried beans and some…

Vegan Chocolate Tart

This cake is not only for vegans but for everybody who loves chocolate – like me! Especially in summer you will love this as you do not have to bake it. It is fresh, healthy and very tasty. What you need: 100 gr coconut butter 300 gr almonds 10 dried dates 300 gr dark couverture…