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This is my family's favorite not-so-sweet dessert!
Fresh sour cherries can be found in farmers' markets during a 2-week window in late June - early July. They can be pitted and frozen for later use.
Recipe adapted from family circle's "Cooking - a commonsense guide".
Obviously, this can also be made with sweet cherries (caloric breakdown varies).
This recipe is adapted from a Cooking Light recipe.
By using no-salt-added tomato sauce you can keep your sodium intake low!
Trahana is a Greek wonder food - cracked wheat mixed with milk and let to air-dry.
Since it's not in the database, I've used the nutritional value of couscous.
This recipe can be made with any combination of mushrooms: fresh, canned and dry. I just use what's available!
For me, this recipe is the first sign that spring is just around the corner.
I buy 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of fresh peas in their pod at the farmer's market, and shell them myself.
Fresh peas tend to be harder than frozen, so you probably need to blanche them first.
This is one of the healthiest recipes I know of. Just look at the full nutritional info!
For this recipe I add whatever fresh herbs I can fiind at the farmers' market:
If I'm lucky it's sorrel, stinging nettle, tordylium apulum, and scandix pecten-veneris, from specialized suppliers.
If I go to the store I buy plainer herbs like parsley, dill, arugula and fennel leaves.
The herbs add more nutrition, but I haven't added them to the calculation.
We use it as a side dish, but it's filling enough to serve as a vegetarian main dish.
In Greece, we have a popular dish called 'zucchini fritters', which is obviously fried. So I took the basic ingredients, and made them into a low-fat muffin. They really make a yummy side dish!
sweet and crunchy!
When made with organic fresh produce, it's truly heavenly!
A modified version of a traditional Greek dish - a little fussy to make but definitely worth it!