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7 Scrumptious Greek Desserts

7 Scrumptious Greek Desserts By Catalina Panait

7 Scrumptious Greek Desserts selected by our friends from Alltherooms.com

Right up there with stunning nature and centuries-old architecture, one of the best parts about visiting Greece is something that fits in the palm of your hand: the desserts. If you find Greek desserts — in all their honey, nuts, fruits, cream, bread, and sugar goodness — to be of the same cultural significance as the Acropolis and Mount Olympus, no-one will judge you (and you’re definitely not alone). Ditch your diet, forget your gluten intolerance, and ignore the (terrifying) sugar statistics because Greek desserts are 100% worth sinning for. Here’s the best of the bunch.

By Catalina Panait

Portokalopita (Orange Cake)

With Portokalopita, phyllo (or filo) — a very thin, unleavened dough and a crucial ingredient in many Greek desserts — is combined with flavors of orange and cinnamon to create one of the most delectable desserts in the country. It’s a fluffy cake that’s usually served with yogurt to make it well-balanced (not in the healthy sense). Portokalopita is said to originate from Crete, but come springtime, houses all around the country are typically overflowing with oranges, and they gather their harvest to make a great seasonal dish.

AllTheRooms’ handpicked recipe: portokalopita

By Moving Moment

Galaktoboureko

We’ll venture to say that ‘galaktoboureko’ sounds far more exotic and enticing than ‘milk pie,’ so hand it to the Greeks for the savvy marketing. Whether you elect to call it the latter or the tongue-twisting former doesn’t matter so much as to how scrumptious and simple it is. A pastry with melted butter and a creamy custard that’s dipped in syrup doesn’t sound earth-shattering, but it is. More modern renditions of Galaktoboureko are served chilled (which is better), but if you’re looking to walk your palate down memory lane and truly do as the Romans did, be a purist and have it warm.

AllTheRooms’ handpicked recipe: galaktoboureko

By PitK

Baklava

Enough beating around the bush — baklava is far and away the most widely recognized and appreciated item on this list. It’s a perennial classic, a dish that is almost synonymous with ‘Greek dessert.’ It again employs the use of flaky phyllo dough, and inside its little triangles of goodness is a cinnamon-spiced nut filling that’s bathed in a sweet syrup. It’s crunchy, it’s gooey, it’s decadent — it’s all the things you want in a dessert. It also dates back to the Romans of the second century BCE, so you’re biting into a little slice of history.

AllTheRooms’ handpicked recipe: baklava

By Alp Aksoy

Kataifi

At first glance, Kataifi looks like more like a suitable bird’s nest rather than something you’d consume after dinner. The stringy pastry is similar to angel hair pasta, and its center is usually comprised of chopped walnuts, ground clove, cinnamon, all soaked in lemon syrup. If you make it on your own, feel free to get creative with almonds or a number of different toppings. Plus, with how portable the treats are, pack a batch and head towards one of the 10 Best Beaches in Greece. It’s a decent amount of prep time (over two hours), but it’s well worth it.

AllTheRooms’ handpicked recipe: kataifi

By pingpongcat

Revani

Revani is a moist and delicious dessert that’s more of a cake than the other pastries on this list. It has a light, airy texture and hints of citrus fruit that make it a standout among the fairly rich Greek dessert scene. Revani has an orange zest, and much like Kataifi, it often has a nut component of almonds. It’s super easy to make, so if you’re looking to spice up your holiday potluck with something Greek, consider revani.

AllTheRooms’ handpicked recipe: revani

By ZAHRA22

Loukoumades

Loukoumades are the Greek take on donuts, and they are extremely dangerous for those with an addictive, take-these-away-from-me personality. They’re little bite-sized spheres of fried dough that can only be translated directly as ‘honey puffs.’ Sprinkle some powdered sugar on the glistening glaze and you’ve got yourself a Greek delicacy. If you find yourself a few pounds heavier after discovering loukoumades, enroll in one of the 7 Top Yoga Retreats in Greece to get yourself back on track.

AllTheRooms’ handpicked recipe: loukoumades

By Fanfo

Melomakarona

If your Island-Hopping Itinerary for Greece happens to land during the holidays, you’ll notice that all proud households start baking Melomakarona by the boatload, which makes it one of the most essential desserts of the region. It’s more of a cookie than anything else and is made from flour, olive oil, honey, and chopped walnuts. The end result is a sugary treat that will leave you extremely satisfied.

AllTheRooms’ handpicked recipe: melomakarona

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Level Up Your Morning Meal with Carob Breakfast Spread

Level Up Your Morning Meal with Carob Breakfast Spread

Level Up Your Morning Meal with Carob Breakfast Spread

When it comes to talking about spreads on the toast, then the options become endless with the possibility to make the breakfast tastier and yummy. Whether it is a sandwich or a simple toast, the spread is something that will make the base taste better, add a little kick to the first-morning meal.

People, usually, show their health consciousness while choosing the base, going for the whole grain bread for their breakfast. But, while picking up spreads for their breakfast, most of the time, they go with artificially coloured, and unhealthy spreads. The additional colours, flavours, and preservatives these spreads contain, are harmful to our health overall. It is necessary to choose a low-calorie, yet tasty and healthy breakfast spread and that definitely can be the Carob Breakfast Spread.

Why Switch to Carob Breakfast Spread

The preparation of Carob Breakfast Spread requires less sugar like the traditional recipe of jam. One can feel the natural sweetness of carob in this spread. Carob is anti-allergic, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral and antiseptic, in nature. And all the nutrients of carob have been kept intact in this carob spread. This spread doesn’t contain any artificial colour, flavour, fillers, preservatives, extenders or corn syrup. It is a good and healthier substitute for chocolate.

What Is Carob?

Carob, also known as St. John’s bread, is no different from other nuts and seeds. It is a flowering shrub and belongs to the pea family. The fruit comes in a dark brown pod, carrying seeds and pulp. The most common form of carob products is its powder, which looks and tastes like cocoa. It is rich in Vitamin-D, antioxidants, rich in fibres, gluten and caffeine-free, and contains less sugar and fat.

No doubt carob is a healthier alternative to cocoa and mostly used in baked goods, beverages, dairy products, cereals, etc. for the people who are lactose-tolerant, and prefer to be vegan, then carob can be a dairy-free, healthy alternative. Like many other forms of carob products, Carob Breakfast Spread is potent enough to kick the chocolate spread from the breakfast table, yet keeps the happiness of the taste buds intact.

Health Benefits of Having Carob Spread At the Breakfast Table

  • Carob is rich in polyphenols, powerful antioxidants, protecting the body from radical damage and environmental toxins.
  • Compared to regular cocoa and chocolate, carob contains less sugar, helps to control and prevent blood sugar level. That’s why it is a safe dietary choice for diabetic patients, who don’t want to deprive their sweet tooth of indulging in choco fudge, brownie, chocolate milkshake, etc. on special occasions.
  • As carob is rich in fibres, it promotes better digestion. It also stimulates the bowel movements. It preventing Diarrhoea.
  • Carob spread is a low-calorie replacement of high-calorie and high-fat sweet spreads. It controls the cholesterol level, blood pressure as well as helps to lose weight.

Apart from carob cookies, beverages, Carob Breakfast spread can be a healthy addition to every breakfast plate, making the toast more palatable, turning a lacklustre meal to luscious bite.

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Our games this summer vegan pasta.

Our vegan pasta's.

Our games this summer vegan pasta.

Pasta counts as one of the most beloved meals around the world. It is widely accepted that vegan pasta makes each and every meal better and prettier, be it mushroom soup or tomatoes. And to be specific, vegetarian pasta is quite a delicacy for vegans and vegetarians or anyone who u tends to make it a no meat day.  You can use almost any vegetable to whip up the best pasta as per your desires, but when it comes to vegetarian pasta prepared by Dolopia, there is always emphasis on taste and quality.  We always stress on getting the best pasta to our customers and when it comes to vegetarian pasta we mince no efforts bringing out the best in the meal.

Our vegan pasta is made with the best ingredients in the market. The base ingredients for this delicacy include a traditional Greek wheat flour called Mavragani. We stone ground the wheat grain flour rather than take it through the hasty modern processes that would make them devoid of their natural taste and aroma.  We are in no rush during production, making our pasta on small scale to ensure that we pay due attention to the whole process.  We do not want to rush anything that is why we ensure that we do it slow and right.

Drying of pasta is made in the most natural way, with the pasta placed in well-ventilated spaces for a gradual drying process. The ensures that at the end of the day we get a well-dried pasta for you, with its unique taste and aroma preserved.  We are always looking out to ensure that the pasta comes out with all its natural ingredients, using mechanical techniques to give it a rough surface that holds together all the ingredients with much ease. Our vegan pasta is not only good served as pasta, but can also be used as bases for most other foods depending on the tastes and preferences of the person eating them.

Greek Orzo with Saffron.
Greek Orzo with Saffron.

To cater for the wide range of tastes and preferences, Dolopia provides three different categories of vegetarian pasta.  These include Gemeli with vegetables, Gemelli with porcini and Gemeli with Paprika. Gemelli with vegetables is predominantly made using vegetable ingredients with perched colours created by the mixed colour of spinach, carrots and tomatoes. Its loves for making pasta salads as well, which are a favourite refreshing dish during the sunny days of the summer.

Gemelli with porcini can also be served with alternative meat meals and is ideal for other cold dishes and pasta meals. Its rolled with brass dice to give its characteristic rough surface that aids in holding up cheese and other ingredients. Finally, Gemelli with smoked pepper derives its characteristic colour from the red pepper.  It has a unique shape as well and widely used as a base for vegan pasta salads.

Whatever your specific needs are with regard to vegetable pasta we are sure you will love our delicacies. Come taste it!

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    Add 1 Drop of Oregano Oil to Water and SEE What Happens to Your Lungs!

    Oregano Essential oil 5ml. For aromatherapy at home. www.ilovecrete.eu
    Essential oil oregano.
    Essential oil oregano.

    Many know that spring has arrived because of chirping birds and the arrival of flowers, but I know it’s spring due to

    my allergic reactions to what is going on outside. The increased pollen and animal dander from shedding make my allergies unbearable.

    Not only do I have a problem with nature bugging me, but cigarettes and fragrances also add fuel to the fire. It is a great time for cook-outs and trips to the park, but my allergies make stepping outside uncomfortable.

    How do these allergy triggers work?

    Allergens can come from anywhere! Some of the more common allergens are smoke, dust, mould, and fragrance in perfumes and cleaning products. The body responds to these allergens by releasing histamine to the cells located in the lungs and nose. Histamine’s job is to then attach to receptors in blood vessels causing them to enlarge. This causes the redness, swelling, and itching associated with allergies.

    There are many over the counter fixes like shots, steroids, and medications. The common ingredient in several of these is antihistamines. These medications do work but come with a long list of side effects.

    Here are just a few:

    • Dry Mouth
    • Drowsiness and Dizziness
    • Blurred Vision
    • Confusion

    One brand of over the counter allergy medication puts me in a dazed state all day. Luckily, there is a great natural treatment that can also help you fight those pesky allergies.

    Oregano oil is often in the spotlight as an excellent herbal remedy. It can be used topically for toenail fungus, to remove warts and moles. It is not ideal for open wounds.

    Oregano fights infections like funguses and candida, as well as colitis, cancer, inflammation, asthma, respiratory infections, and allergies.

     Add-1-Drop-of-Oregano-Oil-to-Water-and-SEE-What-Happens-to-Your-Lungs (1)Oregano Oil for Lung Cleansing

    – Start by diffusing it into your home and inhaling the vapour. If you do not own a diffuser, drop 1 or 2 drops on your palm, rub your palms together to warm it and inhale. Wash your hands afterwards and especially before touching your eyes.

    – Mix 1 drop of oregano essential oil with honey into warm water. Make sure to mix frequently because essential oils can separate from water.

    No more than 10 days in a row is advised. Overuse can kill beneficial gut bacteria or become toxic to the liver.

    Note: Oregano oil is not advisable for infants and young children. Pregnant or nursing mamas are also discouraged from using oregano oil in any form. It may also lower blood sugar levels and affect those with diabetes.

    Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.

    Sources:
    http://www.davidwolfe.com

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      Hearty carob breakfast ginger chocolate cookies.

      Hearty carob breakfast

      For those who want to start the morning super healthy. (Gluten, grain and sugar free)

      Hearty carob breakfast

      Ingredients for 10 cookies;

       

       

      Instructions:

      1. Preheat the oven to 350F or 170 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
      2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix with a spoon until fully incorporated. The mixture will be thick and sticky; just keep turning it over until all of dry pieces are part of the large mass of dough.
      3. Scoop cookie dough into a ¼ measuring cup, turn over and flop onto the prepared baking sheet leaving 6 cm (2-inches) between each cookie.
      4. Press down on the cookies lightly. Then place the tray with the cookies in the oven to bake for 15-18 minutes, until tops are slightly cracked and your house smells like a bakery.
      5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow cookies to cool on the pan for 30 minutes or so.

      Variety: Don’t like hearty at all, replace the ginger for 100gr dried raisins and 100gr crushed walnuts for a sweet and crunchy cookie.

      Hearty carob breakfast

      Hearty carob breakfast

      Hearty carob breakfast