Meatless Croque Monsieur with Pesto

One of the staples of the French kitchen is Croque Monsieur sandwich. The story goes back in 1900’s and the Boulevard des Capucines. It seems that at that day the restaurant ran out of baguettes and the chef had the idea of slicing a loaf of pain de mie which is similar to the American

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Vegan Chocolate Cookies with Tahini

Once upon a time in the exotic land of Far East, Ali Baba, a poor logger, discovered a cave that was filled with gold and precious stones, a treasure that was stolen and gathered there by the 40 thieves. All he had to do was to shout at the cave’s door: “Open Sesame”. And just

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No Knead Crusty Bread in No Time

Since the 5th century B.C., bread was made from barley here in Greece since the morphology of the land discouraged any cultivation. From 5th century B.C. and forward, thanks to trade with Egypt, the cultivation of wheat begins to expand in Greece. Bread was a basic and very important element of the Greek diet from

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Applesauce Cake

Atalanta was the daughter of Iasus (or Mainalos or Schoeneus, according to Hyginus), a Boeotian, or an Arcadian princess. Her childhood was pretty dramatic according to myth. When she was born, her father was so disappointed for having a girl instead of a boy, that took the infant and left it in the woods. One

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Rice Pudding (Rizògalo)

In Greece, it used to be a custom, children to take the names of their paternal grandparents. For example, my name is Katerina just like my father’s mother and my brother’s name is John just like my father’s father. They did it mostly to keep the generation’s name alive and out of respect for the

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