Lachanika & Ospria (Vegetables & Pulse)
|~ A vegetable is an edible plant or part of a plant.
~ Some vegetables can be consumed raw, and some may (or must) be cooked in various ways.
|~ The list of food items called "vegetable” is quite long, and includes many different parts of plants: Flower bud, Seeds, Leaves, Leaf sheaths, Buds, Stems of leaves, Roots, Bulbs Just to name a few.|
|~ Fruits in the botanical sense, but used as vegetables: tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, bell peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, okra, breadfruit and avocado.|
|~ Vegetables are eaten in a variety of ways, as part of main meals and as snacks.
~ The nutritional content of vegetables varies considerably, though generally they contain little protein or fat and varying proportions of vitamins, pro vitamins, dietary minerals, fibber and carbohydrates.
|~ For food safety, the CDC recommends proper fruit handling and preparation to reduce the risk of food contamination and food borne illness.
~ Fresh fruits and vegetables should be carefully selected.
~ All fruits and vegetables should be rinsed before eating.
~ This recommendation also applies to produce with rinds or skins that are not eaten.
|~ Fruits and vegetables should be kept separate from raw foods like meat, poultry, and seafood, as well as any cooking utensils or surfaces that may have come into contact with them (e.g. cutting boards).|
~ Anginares a la Polita (Artichokes a la Polita)
~ Arakas Latheros (Green Peas Stewed in Olive Oil)
~ Ambelofilla Yemista (Koupepia) (Stuffed Vine Leaves)
~ Bamies me Saltsa (Okra in Tomato Sauce)
~ Bryam (Greek Baked Vegetables)
~ Fakes Ksithates (Lentil Soup with Vinegar)
~ Fakes, Moujenrta (Lentil and Rice Pilaf)
~ Fasolakia Yiahni (Green Beans in Tomato Sauce)
~ Fasolatha (Dry Beans in tomato sauce)
~ Fasolia Mavromatika me Xorta (Black Eye Beans with Greens)
~ Gemista (Stuffed Peppers and Tomatoes)
~ Gigandes Me Saltsa Tomatas (Greek Giant Beans Baked)
~ Imam Bayildi (Eggplants in Tomato Sauce)
~ Keftethes me Fakes (Lentil Croquettes)
~ Kolokassi me Chirino (Taro Roots with Pork)
~ Kolokithakia Tiganita (Fried Zucchinis)
~ Kolokithokeftedes (Zucchini Croquettes)
~ Koupepia me Anthous (Stuffed Zucchini Flowers)
~ Lachanodolmathes Avgolemono (Cabbage Rolls with Egg-Lemon Sauce)
~ Manitaria Afelia (Mushrooms in Wine Sauce
~ Melitzanes Tiganites (Fried Eggplants)
~ Pantzaria Vrasta Salata (Beetroot Salad)
~ Patates Andinaktes (Tossed Potatoes)
~ Patates Poure (Mash Potatoes)
~ Revithia Soupa (Chick Pea Soup)
~ Spetsofa’i (Greek Sausages with Peppers)
~ Χορτα Βραστα (Boiled Greens)