Vegetables and Sides

Vegetables make a body good.

Who doesn’t remember their mother yelling to “eat your vegetables”? I know mine did. In a Greek household vegetables were often times the main meal. As much as it pains me to admit, my mother was right about them. Vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals, and that’s just one of the benefits. As you get older (and slightly wiser) and you watch out what you eat even more, vegetables become a staple in the menu.

Did you know?

  • The world’s most popular vegetable is the tomato with over 175 metric tons produced every year!
  • Vegetables can protect against cancer and other diseases.
  • Vegetables can be eaten raw or cooked in seven different ways.
  • According to Biodiversity International, there are 1,097 different types of vegetable species cultivated worldwide. Wow! I’ve got some serious baking to do.
Cabbage Risotto
Maporiso (Cabbage Risotto)
Okra Stew

Did you know? It is believed that the cultivation of the okra plant began in Ethiopia as early as 12th century BC and it is thought to have been brought to the Southern United States in the 1500s at the beginning of the slave trade.

Zucchini Couscous
Rosemary Gnocchi
Cauliflower Croquettes
Rice with Vegetables
Eggplant Stew
Potato Pancakes
Fasolakia Kokkinista
Kounoupidi Kokkinisto (Cauliflower in Sauce)
Twice-Baked Potatoes
Grilled Vegetables
Mushroom Risotto
Superfood Risotto
Greek Roast Potatoes
Scalloped Potatoes
Artichoke Stew
Layered Potato Casserole
Mushroom Baked Pasta
Fennel Baked Eggplant
Smooth and Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Greek Couscous
Savory Bread Pudding
Sweet Potato Hash Browns
Eggplant Bruschetta
Vegetable Lasagna
Zucchini Au Gratin
Roasted Sweet Potato and Squash
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