Sun-Dried Tomato Bread

Christ is risen! Summer is here, which means tomatoes are making an appearance and beginning to be in abundance. I am not a raw tomato person per se, except I don’t mind the occasional pasta all pomodoro, salsa, and ketchup. It’s odd that I am okay with cooked tomatoes but raw gives me nausea by…

Spring Ingredients

Christ is risen! I fasted not only from certain foods and passions, I fasted from music. Music is a major soul uplifter for me, but during Great Lent I practiced going to and relying on God as the source to uplift my soul. I made little progress, if any, but its probably better something and…

Cheesy Carrot Keftedes

Christ is Risen! Lately I have been eating many Greek inspired dishes and going to our local Greek restaurant, Elea. From observation, a lot of the Greek foods are wholesome foods and many are plant based, or can be easily made plant based. In Greek culture, majority of the population is Orthodox Christian. Part of…

Pistou sauce with grilled vegetables

Christ is risen! Grilling season is amongst us and that calls for fresh summer produce springing up and marinades. One of the things that excites me for the summer season is fresh herbs, especially basil and rosemary. I don’t usually travel during the summer so these herbs transport me to Italy by taste. This recipe…

What I Eat On A Fasting Day

Kalispera, my dear ones! Kalispera! Lately, I have been in a “Greek” mood. My husband is Greek, my nouna is Greek, and my spiritual father is Greek! Many dear Greek friends around me! My husband and I often dream and talk about having a cafe on one of the islands in Greece. I am someone…

Arugula-Walnut Pesto

Arugula is one of those greens that pairs well with dried fruit and legumes. I like to have a play of flavors bouncing off of each other as I am chewing it. Cranberries, chickpeas and arugula. Roasted butternut squash, roasted beets with cranberries and arugula. These are just two examples of how I enjoy arugula….

Kale Pesto

Who doesn’t love a good pesto? You can use it as a spread for sandwiches, sauce for spaghetti dishes, garnish on soups… if you don’t like greens or vegetables, this is a great way to add them in. Kale pesto, spinach pesto, broccoli pesto… there is so much one can experiment with. It’s similarity is…