I have never had trahana before, so I did not know how to cook it, so I read some recipes online and decided to go with something simple. Also there are two kinds of trahana, one made with milk (sweet), one made with yogurt (sour). I have the sweet kind. It’s an ancient pasta from Greece made to preserve milk and yogurt.
Category Archives: vegetarian
Farina cookies (Greek halva): vegetarian
So simple to make. The “cookies” are a traditional favorite in our family, everyone loves them. Instead of making cookies you can just scoop some into a bowl and eat it hot, it’s really just breakfast cereal. The Greeks call this halva, not to be confused with the sweet sesame type you can buy in stores.
Pumpkin mushroom risotto: vegetarian
This risotto is a great fall recipe and it is delicious. The sage adds to the flavor of the season without overpowering the delicacy of the rice.
Butternut squash and bean stew: vegan
This is a hearty meal for a cool winter evening. It makes a lot of food and is fine served plain.
Broccoli curry: vegan
The first time I made this I did not put as many spices in it, only red curry paste. Afterwards I added the other spices and it made all the difference. I also use Rao’s Arribiatta for the tomato sauce.
Koulourakia Greek Easter cookies: vegetarian
These cookies are a real family favorite. They are dry and hard and perfect for dunking in a cup of tea.
Chick pea and cucumber salad with tortilla: vegetarian or vegan
You can serve this as a salad or wrap it in the tortilla. I left the garbanzo beans whole, you could also mash them for a different texture.
Pineapple slaw: vegetarian or vegan
We have been making this slaw for years without really measuring the nuts and mayo. This recipe has a good balance of flavors without being overly high in calories.
One of my favorite times in my life was visiting Paris with Jacob and buying crepes from a vendor and eating them as we walked on the street. They were folded as illustrated here so the jam or filling would not spill out as you ate them.
Mac and “cheese” (queso sauce): vegan
This is a very tasty substitute for mac and cheese lovers but does not have the creamy fat consistency of cheese. It does have a lot of flavor though. We ate this with grilled zucchini on the side and it was a nice combination of textures.