Archives For Mediterranean Vegan Recipes

All Mediterranean recipes are a true celebration of life, especially the ones, that are vegan.I love all those fruits and vegetables oozing with sunshine and amazing flavours. 

So for this Meatless Monday Vegan Style I am gonna share with you a wonderful combination-

Stuffed Aubergines and Styffed tomatoes server with leek and red pepper rice and sesame garlic sauce.meatless monday
So here is what you need to make the stuffed aubergine
2 medium sized aubergines(cut in half and scored into diamonds)
7 chestnut mushrooms
1 small onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 cup of tomato passata
1 stick of celery
bay leaves
a pinch of salt
black pepper
a dash of red wine (optional)

The first step of this dish is to roast the aubergines.Simply cover them in some olive oil and a bit of water and roast them in the oven turning both ways occasionally.Place the tray in the oven and cook it until its nicely golden and very soft.meatless monday vegan style

While your aubergine is in the oven you can make the sauce.
Simply saute the onion with the garlic with a bit of olive oil and water and then add all the herbs and spices.At this stage add the finely chopped mushrooms.Then add the tomato sauce , I use tomato passata, but chopped tomato will work as well.Let it cook for a bit on a low heat and then pour some wine if required. Turn off the and let rest.

Then all you have to do is simply pour the sauce on the top of the roasted aubergines and let it roast for about 20 minutes on a medium heat.

Serve with some fresh parsley and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Leek and sweet red pepper rice is another incredibly easy but very delicious dish,

You need 1/2 leek

2 sweet red pepper

3 cups of water

1 cup of basmati rice




some hot paprika  (optional)

All you do is this-saute the onions and peppers with all the seasoning and herbs until soft and golden.Then you add the rice a bit of salt.Add 3 cups of water and let it simmer on a low heat until the rice has absorbed all the water . 

I ended up making the stuffed tomatoes as I had some tomato sauce left after I stuffed the aubergines.Simply remove all the inside part of the tomatoes.Then season them with a pinch of salt and pepper and .Mix some sauce with rice and then put it inside the tomatoes.Put the lid and roast for about 20 minutes on a medium heat.

And last but not least here is how you make the most amazing sesame garlic sauce .You would need a powerful blender, I use Vitamix.

Here is the recipe for the Sesame Garlic sauce

100 gr. raw sesame seeds

7 raw cashew nuts

100 mg of water

some lemon juice

a small bunch of parsley

3 cloves of garlic 

salt to taste.

Put everything in a Vitamix and blend on full power for about 90 seconds until is smooth.Put in a glass container with a lid and let it cool in the fridge for about an hour before serving.

Serve everything with love and a good size of a green salad. 

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Love you lots, 



The word “meze” is found in all the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, which Bulgaria was apart from, and comes from the Turkish word “taste, flavor, snack, relish”, borrowed from Persian مزه (mazze “taste, snack” < mazīdan “to taste”). The English word was probably borrowed from the Greek version mezés (μεζές). Meze or mezze /ˈmɛzeɪ/ is a selection of small dishes served in the Middle East and the Balkans.

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Meditteranean beauty with green pepper and olives

In Bulgaria, where I grew up to have meze meant to sit around the table for hours and enjoy the company and the food.Long afternnons and evenings were spent in my granny’s house where conversations went on and on. I love the feeling of sharing food and cooking for peple.Creating recipes and sharng them with you is my virtual vegan meze party today.

I love dinner parties and eating with my family is a small party, that we have every day. Every time I cook and we are together, it brings us closer to one another and we have a great time. So today I want to share with you some of my meze style recipes, which I love.You can mix and match them in many ways.There is one thing for sure-you are almost guaranteed to have a good time.

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Roasted potatoes,sesame garlic bread with salad and hummus

The beauty about this kind of food is, that most of the dishes can be enjoyed hot or cold. You can get the detailed recipe for the Mediterranean vegetables with potatoes here.

The roasted potatoes with vegetables are delicious just popping hot from the oven, but just as nice if you had them in a room temperature. 

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Simple and delicious

This one is simpler than simple. Those potatoes are just done in paprika and cumin in the oven and then served with sweet cherry tomatoes and hummus. Makes a lovely snack and its a wonderful combination. 


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Classic veggie kebabs with toasted pita bread , salad and raw sesame seeds garlic sauce

This one is truly one of my favorite recipes.I love the way the greeks season almost anything with lemon, olive oil and oregano-its a magical combination and its so so nice!  Anybody can make it and it’s very tasty. Simply season the veggies with garlic, lemon juice , olive oil and oregano.Then put them under the grill and cook them for about 20 minutes. To make the garlic sauce mix some sesame seeds, a few cashew nuts, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper and blend in a VItamix. Keep in the fridge until you serve the meal. 

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And here is one more combination, that I also love. Serve with a leafy green salad of your choice or just enjoy as it is. The fantastic thing about these dishes is, that they are all good to mix and match and incredibly diverse. I love them all and I hope you would like them, too.

Have a wonderful tasty weekend and enjoy the ride.

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