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Just How Greek ARE You?

We have another quiz for you!

If you grew up fearing the wrath of a yiayia with a seemingly laser-guided pandofla, or if you knew why the old ladies did that weird thing when they saw you to ward off the Evil Eye, or if most of your desserts were honey-and-nut-based, this is the quiz for you! 

Even if you're not Greek but know a few things about the culture - give it a go! It doesn't count toward your final grade!

We also have a new offering for our Mediterranean Diet month - lathera (or ladera - it's spelled both ways in English). 

Lathera are basically vegetables or beans cooked with olive oil, and generally include tomatoes, garlic and herbs. They are fabulous vegetarian or vegan choices! Alternately they can be served as a side dish with meat, chicken or fish. 

Lathera are a staple in Greek cooking, and I generally make two or three types a week. This week we have three recipes for you, and any of them can be either a main course or a side dish.

I love these so much! Plant-based and using hearty-healthy extra virgin olive oil? Check!

Delicious and wholly satisfying? Check again!

Makes me feel virtuous eating it, because it's all veggies and/or beans? Yup!

It's the trifecta of yum!

If you try any of these recipes, let me know what you think! Do you have other lathera you like to make? You can either leave a comment at the bottom of the Lathera page or email me at I'd love to hear from you!

Have a great week! 





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