Koliva

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An old friend referred to Koliva as “Greek Death Granola”. Well…she really wasn’t that far off.  Koliva is made for Greek Orthodox memorial services.  It symbolizes “food for the soul”, as my mom would say.  The wheat, known as koliva, is a symbol of the Resurrection. When speaking of the Resurrection, our Lord said: “Unless the grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies it bears much fruit.” (John 12:24)

Growing up, my ...

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Bread Pudding – Savory & Sweet

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Bread Pudding is a classic dessert, but it can also be transformed into an amazing savory dish.  It is a great way of using up leftover ingredients in your refrigerator and pantry.

Bread:  Sliced Sandwich Bread, Croissants, Dinner Rolls, Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns – All Unseeded and Without Cornmeal Preferred

Sweet:  Sugar, Vanilla Extract, Berries, Chocolate Chips, Jams, Jellies, Fruit Preserves, Peanut Butter, Raisins, Coconut, Dried Fruit

Savory:  Cheeses, Salami, Bacon, Sausage, Vegetables, Herbs

Base or Custard:  Milk or Half & Half or ...

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Berry Parfait

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You don’t have to skip dessert if you are trying to lose weight.  It is all about choices, portion and control!  This dessert is flavor packed!  It has a sweetness from the berries, creaminess from the vanilla yogurt and crunchiness from the crumbled cookies.  It will satisfy even the worst sweet tooth!

 

Greek Vanilla Bean Yogurt

Fresh Berries – Whatever you have on hand.

Drizzled with Honey

Crumbled Cookies, Biscuits or Wafers – Whatever you have on hand.

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