Monthly Archives: February 2011

Creamy Cauliflower And Saffron Soup

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The winter in Athens this year has been mild, but lately it’s been windy and rainy and by my standards cold! I can already hear my friends in New York and Berlin telling me I don’t know the meaning of the word cold, as they have been enduring sub zero temperatures… Still for me this is ‘soup- weather‘. There is nothing more perfect for this time of year than a seasonal soup! It is so simple and nutritious so here goes:

Ingredients:

5 saffron threads

2 medium sized cauliflower heads

2 medium or small potatoes (warning: don’t buy potatoes from Thiva – they are contaminated-more about this later!)

2 leeks

1 garlic clove

Instructions:

Leave the saffron threads to soak in filtered water for 2 to 12 hours (they will expand greatly during this time). You will later add the threads+water (which will have turned a beautiful color) to your soup.

Scrub the potatos clean with a hard bristle brush and chop them coarsely. Put them in a pot with just enough water to cover them and boil for about fifteen minutes. Chop up the remaining ingredients – they are going to be blended so you shouldn’t worry about cutting them finely.  Add the rest of the ingredients (even the green leaves of the cauliflower) and the saffron + water into the pot of boiling potatos. Boil until all the veggies are soft (or steamed). Once they are soft enough to blend, blend them all together! Serve with a generous sprinkle of extra virgin raw olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice and coarse black pepper. Told you it was easy peasy lemon squeezy 🙂

Advanced Raw Un-Cooking Class

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Hello Guys! We thought that we would step it up a little and have an advanced class for all those who have already participated in our beginners class or have previous raw food preparation experience… Learn how to make delicious marinades, cakes and crackers, some of the most delicious and healthy green smoothies, and the simple yet diverse joys of dehydrating.

WHEN: 3rd March
WHERE: Fragopoulou 36, Kato Kifissia
TIME: 11 am – 3 pm

Places are limited, so R.S.V.P. as soon as you can at troofood@gmail.com
or call 210-967-3191 or 694-768-6846

Μάθημα Ακατέργαστης Τροφής ή Μάθημα Ωμής Μαγειρικής ή…Μαγεριρική Χωρίς Φωτιά όλοι αυτοί οί τίτλοι ισχύουν αρμόζουν. Αυτό το μάθημα είναι γιά κόσμο ο οπίος έχει κάποια επαφή μέ τήν ωμοφαγική διατροφή καί θέλει να επεκτείνει τίς γνώσεις τους…

Πότε: 3 Μαρτίου
Πού: Φραγκοπούλου 36
Ώρα: 11 – 3 τό μεσημέρι
Κόστος: 30 ευρό

Οί θέσεις είναι περιορισμένες οπότε στείλτε μαίλ: troofood@gmail.com ή καλέστε το 210-9673-191 ή 694-768-6846

Eat-In Athens Part II

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Το Σάββατο 26 Φεβρουαρίου στις 12:30 το μεσημέρι στην Πλατεία Εσπερίδων στην Γλυφάδα κανούμε το δεύτερο ΕΑΤ- ΙΝ για να γιορτάσουμε το δικαίωμα όλων για καλό φαγητό!! Θα στήσουμε τραπέζια για ένα χορτοφαγικό μεσημεριανό μεζεδάκι με αγνά υλικά, εποχιακά και ντόπια.

Όποιος θέλει να φτιάξει φαγητό το οποίο είναι χορτοφαγικό, με ντόπια και εποχιακά υλικά για το Eat-In, μπορεί να επικοινωνήσει μαζί μας στο eatinathena@gmail.com μέχρι κ…αι την Παρασκευή. Για πιο εύκολο σερβίρισμα προτείνουμε φαγητά που δεν χρειάζονται μαχαιροπίρουνα και πιάτα, όπως πίτες, ψωμί, κέικ, μπισκότα, ή ακόμα και σάντουιτς ή ξηροί καρποί – Και αν δεν έχετε χρόνο για μαγείρεμα, ελάτε να φάτε!

Saturday the 26th of February at 12:30 in Plateia Esperidon Glyfada is where the second EAT-IN will take place. Come to celebrate everybody’s right to eat good food, as well as to remind yourself of the importance of enjoying food in a community environment, making it nutritive for your spirit as well as your body.

If anyone is interested in making something yummy and vegetarian, using local, seasonal ingredients for the EAT-IN contact us at eatinathena@gmail.com by Friday. We are serving finger food only, like sandwiches, pies, bread, cakes, dried fruit & nuts, some vegetables and dips. And if you have no time to cook, you are always wellcome to join for a nibble and a chat!

Soiled and Seeded

“The day that Soiled and Seeded designs and grows its own garden we will generally be restricted to USDA hardiness zone 5, but for now, no such limitations exist on our stories, ideas, histories and broad gardening practices. Our exposure is decidedly global. Beyond our own neighborhoods we are committed to providing stories from around the world – highlighting communities, inspired initiatives, profiling gardeners and celebrating gardening heritage.”

We would like to introduce you to what is probably our new favourite fanzine: Soiled and Seeded. Sitting at a crossroads between good old-fashioned tillage, experimental botany, insightful journalism and art & design, this is the kind of reading material we wish we had thought of first. Amongst its pages and on its web you may find anything from articles on Gumball machines repurposed as seedbomb dispensers (you never know when you might be in the mood for a spot of impromptu guerrilla gardening), non-ironic gardener profiles, or a photo reportage of the horticultural offerings found in corner stores in downtown Toronto (candy and cactus, orchids and aspirins, apparently). And of course, whether it is in its printed format or online, the magazine is in addition a real treat to look at…

Walnut Black Cherry Cookies

Attention vegan bakers – cakester extraordinaire Dan Lepard is kicking off a month of vegan recipes in his weekly “How to Bake” column over at The Guardian. Starting today with this mouth-watering piece:

Photograph: Colin Campbell

Begginers Raw Class!

Beginners Raw Class

Μάθημα ωμής μαγειρικής! Ωμή σοκολάτα καί  υγιεινά σνάκ που θα κόψουν την πείνα σας χωρίς να σας φορτώσουν θερµίδες και τύψεις!Μάθετε πως να δημιουργήσετε ωμοφαγικά γέυματα μέ αντιοξειδωτικές τροφές και νόστιμες φύτρες!  Λαχταριστές τροφές χωρίς ζωικά προϊόντα η συντηρητικά, πρόσθετα, χρωστικές ουσίες, γλυκόζη η τεχνητές γεύσεις…

Πού– Δεκελίας 29 Βουλιαγμένη, 16671

Πότε-20 Φεβρουαρίου

‘Ωρα – 3 τό μεσημέρι μέ 7.30

Κόστος – 30 ευρώ

Κρατήσεις-6947686846 ή troofood@gmail.com

Raw Food Class for the Southern Suburbs! Learn how to sprout legumes and various seeds, and also how to prepare raw and living foods that will fill you with energy. Discover how to make guilt-free and delicious desserts,  find out what real chocolate tastes like, and see how easy it is to make at home!

When: 20th February

Where: Dekelias 29 Vouliagmeni 16671

Call for reservations: 6947686846 or e-mail trofood@gmail.com

How much: 30 euros

No one will be turned away for lack of money and if people are interested they can come along and contribute in another way

In case you wondered…

Good advice from Anne Edmond