Αρχείο ετικέτας made in the island of crete

Chickpea soup with lemon and onions!

It’s so cold outside and  we stay home, so it’s time to try delicious and full of vitamin recipes!

Let’s prepare it!

Chickpea soup

Chickpea soup

Ingredients:

One tea cup of dried chickpeas (~160g).

Half an onion~20g.

Some garlic

Two small cups extra virgin olive oil ~150mL (Cretan origin preferably!).

Two table spoons of flour.

One lemon (the juice) ~40g.

Salt and pepper.

One-two Cretan Rusks (Dakos type) ~40g.

Preparation:

Place chickpeas in unsalted water 12-18 hours before. In a pot warm some water. Then add the chickpeas and wait to remove the foam from their boiling. Wait for 45 min to 1 hour. Check if they softened. If yes add the onions chopped in small pieces, lemon (1/2 lemon) and 2 small cups olive oil. Leave for 5-10 mins. Mix the flour with the other 1/2 of lemon juice. Add it to the soup. Add salt and pepper. Its ready to serve.

Enjoy it!

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A winter soup full of vitamins!

It’s so cold outside and  we stay home, so it’s time to try delicious and full of vitamin recipes! One of them is the potato soup, full of  fiber-rich, vitamin C and B6.

Let’s prepare it!

Potato soup

Potato soup

We need

500 g of potatoes

1 carrot

1 leasso

1 onion

100 ml yoghurt

100 ml of milk

500 ml of vegetable juice

Nutmeg Carey , Salt, pepper and extra vergin olive oil

Do it

We clean the vegetables, cut them into small pieces and cook them for 5 to 10 minutes in oil until they soften. We add the spices and let them boil for 25 to 30 minutes. We add the milk and yogurt , and we hit the soup with the rabblender until it takes the form we want!

Enjoy it!

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Μετά τις γιορτές…έρχεται η αποτοξίνωση!

Η απομάκρυνση των τοξικών ουσιών από τον οργανισμό μας, μετά από τα γεμάτα σε φαγητά και γλυκά, γιορτινά τραπέζια, είναι ανάγκη!

Η αποτοξίνωση αποτελεί μια άκρως απαραίτητη διαδικασία. Ακολουθώντας τις παραπάνω συμβουλές, θα κάνετε την απαραίτητη αποτοξίνωση για να επιστρέψετε στις φυσιολογικές σας συνήθειες!

1. Επιλέξτε κάθε χρωματιστό φρούτο και λαχανικό

healthy food

Προτιμήστε τα και από τις πρώτες μέρες θα εκπλαγείτε από το πόσο ανανεωμένοι και γεμάτοι ενέργεια θα νιώθετε. Τα πολλά φρούτα και λαχανικά συμβάλλουν στην καταπολέμηση της κατακράτησης των υγρών, προσφέρουν νερό και ενέργεια.

2. Πιείτε πολύ νερό

water

Η επαρκής ενυδάτωση είναι απαραίτητη ώστε να μπορέσουν τα νεφρά να αποβάλουν τις τοξίνες. Μπορείς να προσθέσεις στο νερό σου λίγο φρέσκο λεμόνι για να πάρεις ταυτόχρονα και μερικούς πολύτιμους ηλεκτρολύτες.

3. Κοιμηθείτε καλά

sleep

Η επαρκής ξεκούραση είναι αναγκαία για να μειωθούν οι φλεγμονές και το στρες στον οργανισμό κι έτσι το σώμα να είναι στα καλύτερά του! Τουλάχιστον επτά ώρες ύπνου και το περιβάλλον του ύπνου να είναι αρκετά δροσερό, σκοτεινό και απαλλαγμένο από οθόνες.

Ενισχύστε τις άμυνές του οργανισμού σας και προστατεύστε την υγεία σας!

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Τα λατρεμένα μελομακάρονα!

Μύρισαν Χριστούγεννα και σήμερα θα μοιραστούμε μαζί σας τη συνταγή μας για τα πιο νόστιμα μελομακάρονα! Θα μοσχομυρίσει ολόκληρο το σπίτι!

Μελομακάρονα

Μελομακάρονα

Ας δούμε τι θα χρειαστούμε!

Σιρόπι

  •  2 ποτήρια νερό
  •  2 ποτήρια ζάχαρη
  •  2 ποτήρια μέλι

Υλικά ζύμης

  •  2 ποτήρια λάδι
  •  1 ποτήρι χυμό πορτοκαλιού
  •  1/3 του ποτηριού ζάχαρη
  •  1 φλιντζάνι του καφέ κονιάκ
  •  2 κ.γ. μπέικιν
  •  1 κ.γ. σόδα
  •  2 ποτήρια καρύδι
  •  κανέλα και γαρύφαλλο κατά βούληση
  •  ξύσμα από ένα πορτοκάλι
  •  περίπου 2 κιλά αλεύρι
  •  καρύδια χοντροκομμένα για το σερβίρισμα

Εκτέλεση

Σιρόπι: Σε μια κατσαρόλα βάζετε το νερό, τη ζάχαρη και το μέλι. Αφήνετε να βράσουν για 1 λεπτό (από όταν αρχίσει ο βρασμός) και αποσύρετε από τη φωτιά.

Μείγμα: Ρίχνετε τη ζάχαρη στο λάδι κι ανακατεύετε μέχρι να διαλυθεί. Διαλύετε τη σόδα στην πορτοκαλάδα και την προσθέτετε στο μείγμα. Ρίχνετε τα μυρωδικά και τα δύο ποτήρια καρύδι. Ανακατεύετε καλά με το χέρι και προσθέτετε το αλεύρι. Συνεχίζετε απαλά το ανακάτεμα με το χέρι (προσοχή, δεν χρειάζεται πολύ ανακάτεμα για να μη σφίξει η ζύμη).

Πλάθετε τα μελομακάρονα σε μικρά οβάλ σχήματα και τα πιέζετε ελαφρά σε έναν τρίφτη για να αποκτήσουν σαγρέ όψη. Τα τοποθετείτε σε λαδόκολλα και ψήνετε σε προθερμασμένο φούρνο στους 180°C για περίπου 30 λεπτά. Τα ρίχνετε ζεστά στο κρύο σιρόπι που έχετε ετοιμάσει από πριν. Με μια κουτάλα τα γυρίζετε για 1 λεπτό. Τα βγάζετε και τα αφήνετε σε σήτα να στραγγίξουν.

Απολαύστε τα και καλές γιορτές!

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συνταγή της κ. Αιμιλίας Τερζάκη

Homemade cookies with molasses!

The most delicious and wholesome, of our own cookies, that we make in love and the most pure materials, to make our coffee and tea extremely accompanying!

Homemade cookies

Homemade cookies

Let’s prepare this amazing recipe!

We need

  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 1 cup of molasses
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tea spoon of soda
  • 1 tea spoon of cinnamon
  • 1 kg of flour
  • some ouzo

Do it

We combine  the olive oil, sugar, cinnamon and we dissolve the soda in the ouzo. We add it to the liquid materials.

We throw the flour kneading until we have a well-made dough that doesn’t fit into the hands. We roll the cookies in a round shape and hang them in sheet metal sheets.

We bake in an oven at 170 degrees C for 40 minutes. Try it and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

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Vegetables in the oven-The Greek tourlou

A wonderful summer food, with fresh vegetables that is now their season! With good ingredients and good Greek olive oil, our recipe takes off! Let’s see what we will need…

Greek tourlou

Greek tourlou

We will need:

4 aubergines

4 zucchini

2 green peppers

3 carrots

3 medium potatoes

2 ripe tomatoes

1⁄2 box of concentrated tomato juice

2 medium onions

chopped parsley

a teaspoon of olive oil

Execution:

Wash and dry the vegetables well. Slice the aubergines, zucchini, carrots, peppers and potatoes. Put all the ingredients in a large and deep pan. Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180C. Squeeze the tomatoes with a strainer. Drizzle the ingredients with the tomato juice, oil, 1 cup of water and the prepared tomato juice (you can add less at the beginning and add during cooking, depending on how red you want it). Add salt and pepper, parsley, a little oregano and mix. Bake at 200 degrees C for one and a half hours.

Bon Appetit!

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Delicious chicken legs with spices!

We have a delicious recipe for you, with few calories (it’s also summer after all) and a lot of flavor, since it is full of our favorite spices!

So…how do we make juicy chicken legs with spices? Here is the recipe!

Chicken recipe

Chicken recipe

Ingredients:

10 chicken legs

2 kg parsley

2 kg curry

2 kg garlic (powder)

1 1/2 kg salt

1 kg pepper

2 kg honey

1 tbsp  Greek olive oil

Execution:

Put all our ingredients in a pan and mix, make a mixture and spread on the booties. Bake at 250 ° C for 45-55 minutes. Garnish with a little lemon.

Bon Appetit!

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Delicious sardines in the oven with ouzo and tomato!

Today we present to you an eminently summer food, whose intense smells will keep you asking for more!

This is no other than our favorite sardines that, apart from its amazing taste, have many nutritional properties!

Add spices and ouzo and just love them!

Grilled sardines with ouzo and tomato

Sardines in the oven with ouzo

Sardines in the oven with ouzo

We will need:

Sardines 1 kg

Olive oil 5-6 tablespoons

2 tomatoes, peeled

Sweet paprika 1/2 teaspoon

Salt-pepper

Onion dried 1 1/2 sliced

Garlic 2 cloves, sliced

Ouzo 1/2 glass of wine

Parsley 1/2 bunch, chopped

Execution:

Clean the sardines, remove the heads, wash them, season with salt and drain.

Put the olive oil in a shallow pot to heat, add onion and garlic, sauté for a while and then add the paprika, pepper, salt, ouzo, peeled tomatoes and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Place the sardines in a baking pan, pour over the sauce and bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes (depending on the oven). Towards the end sprinkle with the chopped parsley and they are ready to enjoy.

Bon Appetit!

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The greek Dakos

Dakos, also called koukouvagia or koukouvayia is one of the most popular mezedes of the island!

Dakos consists of a slice of cracked barley bread, called paximadi that is garnished with crushed or grated ripe tomato and crumbled feta and oregano.

Let’s prepare Dakos!

Greek Dakos

Greek Dakos

Ingredients

  • 4 large round rusks
  • 3 large mature tomatoes
  • 8 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 150 g feta cheese
  • 10-15 black olives
  • oregano
  • salt

Instructions

  • Grate the tomatoes and drain all the liquids.
  • Pass the rusk under running water (very quickly) and place on a plate. Cretan rusks are very hard but you do not want to soften them too much. It should still be crunchy but easily breakable. Here you could add some salt.
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and let it absorb. (Please note that here in Greece we often add much more olive oil, but this amount works fine).
  • Spoon the tomato on top, covering the whole rusk and then add the crumbled cheese.
  • Drizzle with another teaspoon of olive oil, some olives and oregano.

Bon Appétit!

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Propolis- The miracle of nature

Propolis is a product that bees collect to disinfect honeycombs that store their honey, as well as all their bees, and to embarrass any unwanted insect or small animal that entered it and killed it with their spears, unable to get it out.

It is a blend of wax, retinas of various trees they know, balm, essential oils and pollen. It was known as a natural medicine used by Aristotle’s for the treatment of kidney and other diseases, and scientists until recent years have considered it a natural medicine, with truly exciting results.

First phase of Propolis

First phase of Propolis

Propolis is a bee product known for its ability to stimulate the immune system as it increases the body’s defense against the flu and the common cold. It works against infections caused by viruses, bacteria and fungi.

Propolis ingredients are:

+/- 5% pollen

+/- 10% essential oils

+/- 30% wax

+/- 55% resins and balm

+/- 5% various organic and inorganic substances

This resinous substance is a powerful worldwide drug, after research and experiments recognized:

1. antioxidants

2. anti-inflammatory

3. Antimicrobials such as:

a. antique

b. antibacterial

c. antifungal

d. anti-protozoan

4. immunomodulators,

5. Healing

Propolis Ingredients and its powerful healing and immunomodulatory properties have healing properties and restore and regenerate injured tissues. Propolis also reduces the amount of free radicals in inflammatory damage and increases collagen damage. Accelerates various enzymatic reactions, cell metabolism, blood circulation as well as collagen fiber formation due to the presence of bioflavonoids, arginine, vitamin C, provitamin A and B vitamins.

Propolis

Liquid of Propolis

It is clinically proven and verifiable by the application of propolis to thousands of recorded and different cases around the world. Propolis is more effective than penicillin and many modern antibiotics as bacteria, germs and viruses cannot resist its potent action.

Its potent action against viruses has been shown to:

- Herpes (highly effective in healing, healing the wounds associated with the virus and relieving its symptoms)

- adenitis

- fungal stomatitis

- has a potent effect on the tuberculosis bacterium

- helps regenerate tissues

- is a superior and endless source of energy and endurance

- strengthens the immune system as it strengthens innate and acquired immunity

Propolis is safe when taken orally or properly applied to the skin. It only causes allergic reactions in people who are allergic to bees or bee products.

Note: The anti-allergic properties of propolis are known but some people (five in a thousand) are allergic to bee products, these people should be careful and always consult their doctor

Cretaneshop.gr informs you that dietary supplements do not replace balanced nutrition or medical advice / advice and are not medicines.

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(Text and text editing: botanologia.gr)