Cauliflower-potato soup Litsa

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in Miscellaneous, Recipes

A very delicious soup, easy to make, nice and thick and so filling!Cauliflower-potato soup!

When cauliflower is available, try to cook with it, because it’s very healthy.

Cauliflower potato soup by Litsa!

Cauliflower potato soup by Litsa!

 

Seasonal cooking is the best, and you don’t have any bad feelings as to what you are eating!

Control is of the essence, get the control and eat healthy, for the life of me, I don’t understand how we trust people in the food industry so much! 

Why do we eat with so much ease everything they offer us! We take better care of our car than we do with our bodies, as you can see I am very passionate about the subject!

Ah, the pleasure of cooking and baking our own food, the peace of mind and satisfaction!It is work, I give you that, to decide what to cook, to get to the market, to bring everything home, cook and clean up, yes I know you are tired, especially if you work full time!

But stop and think, for just one moment, nothing worthwhile is accomplished with no effort!

Here is my delicious cauliflower and potato soup!

 

You will need:

1 beautiful head of cauliflower cut in pieces

2 big onions sliced

4 celery stalks cut up

¼ cup olive oil

1 cup tomato sauce

2 cups chicken broth

Salt, pepper, garlic salt, and ½ tsp sugar

4 cups water

1 cup cream

Here is how

In a heavy cooking pot add the oil and the onions.

Sauté for a few minutes just to sweat the onions

Add the rest of the vegetables and continue a little bit longer.

Now add the wet ingredients, except the cream.

Season the soup and let simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes.

At this point, if the soup needs a little more water add some more!

Just before it’s done add the cream, cook just a couple of minutes more and you are ready to puree your soup using a hand blender, you need to have a nice creamy consistency!

Your cauliflower and potato soup is ready!

 

 

 

 

Grilled sweet potato salad! Litsa!

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in Recipes, Salads

Grilled sweet potatoe salad

Love this salad,  different and very delicious! Very healthy to say the least! Dynamite in flavor and taste this grilled sweet potato salad is! Please don’t forget the cinnamon in the salad dressing.The salad becomes a stellar salad, five-star salad!

The health benefits are too numerous to mention, so here are just a few

“Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and, due to their orange color, are high in carotenoids,”

Sweet potatoes are my best friends, they cook easy, they are very healthy and delicious, children love them, how can you go wrong with sweet potatoes!

They control blood sugar, they have anti-inflammatory properties and the list goes on and on!

In many countries like Greece, they are expensive, but try to have them at least once a week, believe me, worth every penny if you ask me.

They pack so much goodness, it’s unbelievable!

You will love how easy it is to make and the flavor is phenomenal!

Great with a BBQ, add a little protein like a piece of chicken or fish and you have a complete meal!

Beef Pot Roast –Litsa!

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in Main Dishes, Recipes

Beef Pot Roast by Litsa!

 

I love recipes that I can just put in the oven and forget about them, and when the food is done, I have deliciousness! This Beef pot roast recipe is exactly that!

A hearty recipe, that the man love and it is so easy to make them happy with this dish!

And we want to make then happy because it comes back to us many times over…I hear my grandmother, “feed them well and if you ask for the universe they will give it to you!”Yes grandma it works”

It has the past and certainly has a future!

It has been one of my favorites and a family recipe as long as I can remember, you know the little treasures I usually talk about, one of those!

Meat lovers will always enjoy a good solid recipe, and here is my take on the delicious Beef Pot Roast!

Traditional Greek Phyllo dough-Litsa!

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in Miscellaneous, Recipes

Traditional Greek Phyllo dough

This is a treasured recipe among the Greek ladies! Traditional Greek Phyllo dough a well-kept secret because every region of Greece has their own way of making it and they are so proud!

It’s a gift to be able to master the art and it requires time and work, something that the new generation of homemakers are not willing to invest.

The only thing we want is for the making of  Phyllo to continue to exist and to be passed on to the new crop of foodies, and not get lost and become a memory like so many other things have.

So, I would like to encourage you to try and make it at least once and you will realize how easy it is!

Also, mothers, try and teach your daughters and sons how to make it, this way it will survive the test of time!

Start young before they say “I don’t like to cook”

We want them to get involved and learn from your chest of treasured recipes, the ones you know by heart, the ones that there is no recipe, just a little bit of this and a little bit of that!And that is how mothers pass down their recipes to girls of the family!

Traditional Greek Phyllo is delicious, nothing compares!

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