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Grilled Bread / λαδοβρεχτό

warm grilled bread with olive oil, sea salt and Greek oregano

warm grilled bread with olive oil, sea salt and Greek oregano

Grilled bread  or λαδοβρεχτό is probably one of the most wonderful and simplest ways to enjoy a loaf of good bread. I make it right on the grill in summer and early fall and use a grill pan on the stovetop when its too cold to grill. Nice, thick slices are my favorite and just the thing to soak up the few but delicious flavors here. They also hold up well piled high with endless topping options (see list below!)

While the bread is still warm, preferably right off of the heat, generously brush each piece with good Greek olive oil and sprinkle with a coarse sea salt and crushed dried Greek oregano. Could it be any easier? Enjoy just as is, as a side to your favorite soup/stew or topped with Continue Reading →

Greece from Above

This is one of the loveliest aerial tour of Greece I’ve ever seen. Enjoy the view!

Favorite Tomato Paste

This is hands down, bar none my absolute favorite tomato paste. You’ve probably noticed by now that more than 50% of Greek vegan dishes contain tomato paste so this is a staple and very important ingredient. If your tomato paste is of a lesser quality your entire dish will suffer.  And no, it’s not just the Greek in me being dramatic!

San Marzano Tomato Paste

Made with just  San Marzano plum tomatoes and salt, the fresh tomato taste bursts out of the tube with every squeeze.

It’s funny because the reason I tried this brand in the first place is because I was tired of using half or 3/4 of the small tomato paste cans and either wasting or collecting half empty cans Continue Reading →

Favorite Vegetable Broth

Hands down this is the Greek Vegan’s favorite vegetable broth. Alce Nero is actually imported from Italy (not Greece) but we’re neighbors so that’s ok!

Alce Nero Organic Vegetable Broth

This organic broth comes in 88g cubes and quickly dissolves completely in boiling water. Continue Reading →