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Re: Cypriot Food!!!

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:07 pm

Talking about pasta, Greek pasta is far superior in taste and texture to Italian. :P

Anyway, another family fave is ravioles filled with anari/halloumi.
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Re: Cypriot Food!!!

Postby Paphitis » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:20 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Talking about pasta, Greek pasta is far superior in taste and texture to Italian. :P

Anyway, another family fave is ravioles filled with anari/halloumi.


Australian Halloumi is better tasting than Cypriot Halloumi. :lol:

Try it if you ever get to Australia. They like to barbecue it as well and make Halloumi Skara or whatever.

Anyway, I don't eat any pasta of any kind. The only thing I might have is a Laksa. I recorded a glucose of 6.3 (got to be under 5.5) during a medical and it took me over 6 weeks to get my medical back. Stupid quacks! :evil:

Down by 8KG as a result and well within the target BMI. :D
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Re: Cypriot Food!!!

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:39 pm

Seasonally adjusted Forum Rule ....

- No one is allowed to mention BMI for the next 3 weeks!
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Re: Cypriot Food!!!

Postby Paphitis » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:10 pm

I love my food so so much.

Got a well deserved kick up the backside by an over zealous quack recently which I thought was unnecessary but I made a lot of changes. I use to be super fit once. Then I became not that fit at all.

But now, I am getting very fit again. I am a machine now and a bit of a fenatic. The over zealous quack thinks I am a freak. He is very impressed.

I go to the gym 2 times a day if I can sometimes only once and have the odd rest day. Also started yoga.

For food, my diet is mostly protein based but in correct proportions. It's probably a Paleo diet but I never knew what Paleo was a couple of months ago. Sugar and sweets are out. Carbs are out too. But I do occasionally (rarely) splurge. Had a piece of cake today because I was mentally drained.

Menu is very interesting and includes game, lean meat, fish, shell fish, octopus, walnuts, lots of green vegetables and 3 fruit but not in the evening. For the first week I was not eating a lot of fruit at all (I don't recommend that because it's not healthy). When I get hungry, I eat things like celery, Black Russian tomatoes and cauliflower.

Anyway, I feel great like I'm on top of everything and on top of the world.

I am really enjoying my food still to this day. Imagination is key.
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Re: Cypriot Food!!!

Postby repulsewarrior » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:16 pm

DrCyprus wrote:
repulsewarrior wrote:...might as well call us South-East Asians, then.


Why?

Are Italians called Chinese for adapting the Chinese noodle into their cuisine?


...my point exactly.
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Re: Cypriot Food!!!

Postby miltiades » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:28 pm

Paphitis wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Talking about pasta, Greek pasta is far superior in taste and texture to Italian. :P

Anyway, another family fave is ravioles filled with anari/halloumi.


Australian Halloumi is better tasting than Cypriot Halloumi. :lol:

Try it if you ever get to Australia. They like to barbecue it as well and make Halloumi Skara or whatever.

Anyway, I don't eat any pasta of any kind. The only thing I might have is a Laksa. I recorded a glucose of 6.3 (got to be under 5.5) during a medical and it took me over 6 weeks to get my medical back. Stupid quacks! :evil:

Down by 8KG as a result and well within the target BMI. :D

Being a diabetic for over 20 years I have come to the conclusion that so called diabetic specialists are text book experts. Contradictory advice, wrong information on fundamental issues surrounding this disease.

A diabetic must learn about his disease and be his own doctor. Learning the glycaemic values of ALL foods is imperative, further more a diabetic must understand that this is a serious ,slow killing disease.

Glucose readings depend largely on the time taken, ie if one tests an hour after a meal the GLs will be higher than normal. The best time is first thing in the morning before breakfast.
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Re: Cypriot Food!!!

Postby kurupetos » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:30 pm

yialousa1971 wrote:
repulsewarrior wrote:...might as well call Cypriots, and Jamaicans, Egyptians, because we eat Kologassi, and because of where it came from originally, which was the shores of the Nile.

...i define coffee this way:

let's say metrio,

"Greek"; modest spoons one to one
"Cypriot"; heaping spoons one to one
"Turkish"; two spoons each one to one

served in a demi-tasse, with or without a cool glass of water on the side.

...any questions?


Kolokasi doesn't come from Egypt it comes from Southeast Asia.

That's probably why I don't like it. :mrgreen:
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Re: Cypriot Food!!!

Postby CrookedRiverGuy » Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:36 pm

miltiades wrote:Im just curious however to know the Turkish word for ...ameletita !! :lol:



Must be "amdshick", no?
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Re: Cypriot Food!!!

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:11 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Nothing beats bourgouri, with a dollop of Greek yogurt on top. :D


...my favorite too. With snails, and/or pulled lamb pieces, a great way to make leftovers a superb treat.

Curious, no offence meant GIG, but when you say, "Greek yogurt" to be precise, is this yogurt the same yogurt enjoyed in Cyprus; is there such a thing as Cypriot yogurt?
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Re: Cypriot Food!!!

Postby MR-from-NG » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:08 am

Yogurt


Yogurt, yoghurt, or yoghourt (/ˈjoʊɡərt/ or /ˈjɒɡət/; from Turkish: yoğurt; other spellings listed below) is a food produced by bacterial fermentation of milk.

The bacteria used to make yogurt are known as "yogurt cultures". Fermentation of lactose by these bacteria produces lactic acid, which acts on milk protein to give yogurt its texture and characteristic tang.[1] Cow's milk is commonly available worldwide, and used to make yogurt. Milk from water buffalo, goats, ewes, mares, camels, and yaks is also used to produce yogurt where available locally. Milk used may be homogenised or not (milk distributed in many parts of the world is homogenised); both types may be used, with rather different results.
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