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13 Comments | July 27, 2010

demyHi! My name is Dimitra and I live in Athens, Greece, with my awesome cats – Peanut & Almond)! You can find me working and cooking at the ImproV, the only Vegan Restaurant in Athens. If you are in town, stop by and say hi! Eat or drink something. Play with our cats and enjoy the music and atmosphere!

This is my blog through which I will be sharing with you my favorite vegan recipes. Eating healthy vegan food is the only choice for me. I went vegetarian in 2006 and vegan few months later. It was a decision I took when Peanut got really sick and had to do 6 surgeries in one year period. I was so depressed during that time and it got me thinking. Why do I love one animal and eat another? So that was it! I don’t eat, wear or use any animal product. I am vegan and I can’t think of any reason that I shouldn’t be!

This isn’t a fat free cooking blog. I believe that vegan food is great for our health. Animal foods are higher in fat than plant foods. No need to mention that they are packed with saturated fats and cholesterol. Meat and dairy is also responsible for cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, arthritis and many many more diseases. So, what else? I love almonds and coconuts. And avocados!  Some of you might say these are high in fat, so maybe not that healthy! Yet it is healthy unrefined fat that our bodies need in order to get the essential fatty acids.

Besides cooking vegan food, I love shopping at the farmers market, going to live concerts, listening to rock music and traveling. But what I love most is spending quality time with my cats, family and beloved friends <3

Comments (13)

  1. posted by Kelly Schlossberg on July 27, 2010

    Hi Demi,

    I really like your blog! I am so glad it is in English so I can read it. I am looking forward to seeing more of your recipes. I really like fruits and vegetables. If I see something I really like, I just might cook one day!

  2. posted by Tasty Tofu Recipes on September 16, 2010

    Glad I found this great site! I just started a blog about Tasty Tofu Recipes and hope to make it into a great resource by adding tons of tofu recipes.
    Please check it out and submit your own to the database if you would like to help the cause.

  3. posted by Larisa Melbert on September 28, 2010

    I really enjoyed reading, great site, im going to add you to my favorites. Check mine out if you like.

  4. posted by Chloe on June 17, 2011

    I want to make this tomorrow, and I don’t have any tofu. Can I substitute it with something?
    I really like your blog by the way! Great recipes, cute cats ;)

  5. posted by Chloe on June 17, 2011

    OOPS, sorry, I meant to comment on the other page, with meatless beanballs and spaghetti. I need some sleep.

  6. posted by georgia bouriti on July 19, 2011

    γιατι τοσο ομορφο site να μην εχει καθολου ελληνικα????

  7. posted by Carlton on September 10, 2011

    Hey all, I stumbled upon your website by using Bing whilst seeking a related issue, your web site came up, it seems like good. I have book-marked it in my yahoo bookmark

  8. posted by Katerina on March 19, 2012

    So glad to find your blog! I’m Greek too and planning on coming to Greece in the summer with my family. I was wondering how easy is it to find things like tofu or flax seed, cocconut or soy milk and the like in Greece. Are they only in specialty stores in Athens or can be available in national super market chains? Thanks! Katerina.

  9. posted by Anne D. on March 29, 2012

    Thank you for this blog!! So excited to find new recipes! :)

  10. posted by Federica on August 19, 2012

    I just found your blog following the awesome burger picture on findingvegan.com. I love it! I am going to see if you have any awesome vegan Greek recipes since I love Greek food.

    • posted by dimitra on August 20, 2012

      Hi Federika and thanks for following! I have quite a few vegan greek recipes on my blog but I often post Greek vegan recipes on onegreenplanet.org so check that site too!

  11. posted by Ysabelle on October 18, 2012

    Finally, I found a vegan Greek food blog! Ever since going to Greece I’ve fallen in love with Mediterranean food, but haven’t been successful in finding veganised versions of what I had there(since I went pre-vegetarianism). You have no idea how much finding a vegan recipe of a Greek souvlaki and tzatziki has made my day!

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