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Ancient Greeks

Happy Tuesday! I wanted to share with you the importance of the ancient Greek diet. Below you will find some useful information on the ancient Greek diet, and a lentil recipe.  Ancient Greek Diet The names of foods, cooking methods, and basic ingredients have drastically changed over time. But certain foods still remain the same like, bread, olive oil, and wine.  The ancient Greeks had a very basic and healthy cuisine. The main ingredients included: wheat flour, honey, wine, olive oil, and fruit. Greece was ranked top to having a… Read more Ancient Greeks

Today Is A Great Day!

Yay we officially hit over 20,000 views on Kouzounas Kitchen! Check out the map below, which is current as of today. Thank you to all the WordPress bloggers, family, friends, and viewers who have supported Kouzounas Kitchen. Now time for a celebration! A new healthy recipe below. If you love green beans and fingerling potatoes, you will love this recipe. Green Bean & Roasted Potato Salad Ingredients: 1 pound fingerling potatoes, cubed 1 1/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground 10 ounces… Read more Today Is A Great Day!

Olive Oil Benefits!

I always cook with this wonderful ingredient, but how beneficial is it? Read below for great properties and benefits of olive oil. I found this picture from a friend on my Facebook. Thank you Anna for sharing this. If you would like to discover a new WordPress food blog, check out Anna’s Culinary Odyssey at:  http://www.annasculinaryodyssey.wordpress.com Thank you to Trofos for sharing this great picture! Olive Oil Properties: Obesity Type 2 Diabetes Heart Health  Keep Bones Healthy Depression Colon Cancer Skin Cancer Blood Pressure Relieving Ear Ache Damaged/ Dry Hair… Read more Olive Oil Benefits!

Garlic Is Sunday’s Crazy Ingredient!

Our wonderful crazy ingredient is: garlic. I had the chance to make some kale and tzatziki today and oh how the flavors go extremely well together. You should definitely try it out if you are looking for a healthy meal, check out the recipe below.   Tzatziki & Kale  Ingredients: 2 cups of kale cleaned and washed, chopped 1 tablespoon of red wine 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 garlic, minced 1/2 cup vegetable stock Salt & pepper Kale Directions: In a saucepan, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil… Read more Garlic Is Sunday’s Crazy Ingredient!

This is for all of you travelers!!!

I know many of my friends are headed to Greece this summer, and I thought I would give you a few tips on what to eat, and even a meal… Read more This is for all of you travelers!!!

Today is Saturday’s food for thought.

It is Saturday! Woo hooo. Today I wanted to talk about balsamic vinegar. You might just know of balsamic vinegar for it’s unique flavor or for your salad dressing. Lol In fact, balsamic vinegar brings many benefits to our bodies. Balsamic vinegar has an anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which can make it an effective remedy to treat infections. Balsamic vinegar contains a powerful antioxidant called polyphenols, which fight cell damage and boost our immune system.  The antioxidant also has the potential to protect against heart disease, cancer and other inflammatory… Read more Today is Saturday’s food for thought.

Did you know…

Did you know that the first Greek cookbook was written by Archestratos, in 330 B.C. The cookbook suggests that cooking has always been an importance and significance in the Greek society. Did you know that the modern chef hats that chefs wear now a days, originated from the chefs in Greece who wore tall white hats in the middle ages. These chefs prepared food for the Greek Monasteries, and the chefs were called the Monastic Brothers. To a large degree, vegetarian cuisine can be traced back to foods and recipes originated… Read more Did you know…

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