Sunday, May 27, 2007

Vegetable Mousaka

Mousaka is a Greek dish that typically contains lamb, but we had a vegetarian version. It had a variety of vegetables in a tomatoes sauce, topped with yogurt and cheese.
Kusadasi, Turkey

Veggıe Kabob

Kabaps (kabobs) are served everywhere in Turkey, but generally have chicken, lamb or beef. Here's a veggie version with eggplant.
Kusadasi, Turkey

Pızza Margarıta

Surpringly tasty pizza. Samos also has tasty and cheap wine, which we enjoyed with the pizza.

Samos, Greece

Grılled Fish

Our first attempt at deboning tiny grilled fish. It took a while, but was delicious and we had the Champions League finals to entertain us while we worked. Finished the meal with a complimentary glass of grappa.

Santorini, Greece

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Vegetarian Souvlaki

Souvlaki is another typical Greek fast food. It ıs usually pork or chicken grilled on a stick and either served in a pita or served with rice or french fries. The vegetarian version was mushrooms and peppers grilled and served with cabbage, onions and a tasty sauce.
Fıra, Santorini, Greece

Homemade Sandwich

Sandwiches made and eaten on a deserted black sand beach on the south tip of the island. Fresh whole wheat and nut bread from a Cretan bakery with cheese, cucumber, and tomato.

Santorini, Greece

Greek Thai Food

Stir fried tofu and veggies with basil and chile, tom ka soup. Thai food served by Aussies in Greece. It was surprisingly good.
Hora, Ios, Greece

Stuffed Tomato and Pepper

Another traditional Greek dish that is vegetarian friendly - veggies stuffed with seasoned rice. We've had these a couple of times, and each time they've been a bit different. Our favorite (in Athens) was studded with pine nuts and raisins.

Paros, Greece

Grandma's Best

Zucchini croquettes served with a yogurt dill sauce, french fries, broccoli, mashed potatoes, and salad. Also at the Happy Green Cow.

Parikia, Paros, Greece

Plate of the House

Baked vegetables with bechemel, tomato sauce and cheese at a very colorful vegetarian restaurant called the Happy Green Cow in the old town of Parikia (Paros, Greece)

Salad, Tzatziki, and Yigandes

A sampling of mezedhes (small plates) at a sea side cafe in Parikia, on the island of Paros, Greece. The salad had sun dried tomatoes and Parmesan. The tzatziki (yogurt and cucumber) and "giant beans" (butter beans in a tomato sauce) are traditional Greek dishes.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Greek Pasta Lunch

Cheap and simple pasta with capers, olives, tomatoes, feta and of course, lots of olive oil. We had this at a cafe in one of the squares near Omonia. Every Greek restaurant seems to offer several pasta dishes - great for us vegetarians!

Dinner at a Greek Cafe

Baked eggplant stuffed with cheese in tomato sauce and a Greek salad. We had this at a great sidewalk cafe in Psyrri, one of the more hip districts of Athens.

New York City Bagels

Everything bagels with cream cheese and tomato (left) and cream cheese and lox (right). From Pick A Bagel on 3rd Avenue.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Salt Potatoes

Salt potatoes are a central NY summer tradition invented by the workers in the salt mines in the 1800s. Basically, they are small new potatoes cooked in copious amounts of salt and served with melted butter.
We enjoyed these at my parent's anniversary party in Munnsville, NY.