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Παρασκευή, 19 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

GREEK RECIPES: KENTANES / VEGAN FOOD


KENTANES (LEEKS, CELERY AND POTATOES IN TOMATO SAUCE) 
Fasting in Orthodox Christian world is a path to clean someone his/her soul from temptations by willingly avoiding taste and feed from any animal originated foodstuff but also to maintain a measure on the quantity that each and everyone consumes in a daily base throughout the fasting period.
According to Greek Orthodox Church the vegan and vegetarian diet, deviations from vegan to vegetarianism were performed depending on the respective annual seasons (e.g. Autumn and Spring fasting), should be performed from Christians for more or less 6 months per annum.
Due to the church, Greeks joins the huge variety of absolutely vegetarian foods “LADERA” that for centuries accompanies with few olives and bread covered up the daily needs of the working hard farmers at the fields having extremely tiring working days but having tasty and healthy food same time.
As many of the week fasting days (Wednesdays and Fridays) any kind of animal origin products not even fats and oils aren’t allowed - following actually the vegan diet and lifestyle - the need of people to eat something tasty and substantial activate the women creativity and for more than 1000 years Greek farm house ladies and mothers used their inspiration and created large number of combinations, hundreds of “LADERA” options, our today’s inheritance!
One of them is “KENTANES” (Leeks,celery and potatoes in tomato sauce) 
ENJOY!

Ingredients:
150 ml of olive oil (2/3 cup)
2 medium onions, finely chopped

2 medium potatoes cut into quarters

4 medium leeks, cut into thick rounds, washed well in cold water, drained





6 celery, stalks and leaves


2 medium size tomatoes, grated or chopped 


salt and freshly ground black pepper

The juice of 1 lemon


Directions:
Heat olive oil in a pot and soften onions with potatoes.

Add leeks and the celery stalks and let them be softening for 10 more minutes.

Add the celery leaves and half a cup of water and let them cooked for 10 more minutes.

Add the grated tomatoes, 1 cup of water, cover the pot and cook over medium to low heat for about 20 minutes.

Add salt and pepper and let this simmer until cooked for about 10 more minutes.



Add the juice of the lemon

Can be served hot, warm or cold. Same delicious! 

KALI OREXI! GOOD APETITE! 

Questions? Feel free to contact: info@portoclub.gr 


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  1. VEGAN FOODS: KENTANES (LEEKS, CELERY AND POTATOES IN TOMATO SAUCE)
    For more than 1000 years Greek farm house ladies and mothers used their inspiration and created large number of combinations, hundreds of “LADERA” options, our today’s inheritance!
    One of them is “KENTANES” (Leeks and celery in tomato sauce) ENJOY!

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