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Papou's Secret Spice rub

Ah, the beginning of summer and the long-awaited warming of the winter bones.  My Papou (Grandfather) and my Dad had it down. Mom would buy the meat on Thursday, Papou carefully massaged his magic and secret Spice rub on Friday, the meat was infused over a two-day period until our traditional Sunday afternoon early dinner. What a culinary explosion. As the dry rub soaked in by the charcoal, Dad brushed the meat with our Yiayia’s (Grandmother) Greek Extra virgin salad dressing, sometimes his homemade Greek BBQ sauce, different, special, uniquely satisfying. We served them with Yiayia’s Special Spices over Greek Potatoes finished on the grill and BBQ’d Broccoli on a skewer basted and served with Dad’s LEMONAKI sauce. We didn’t...

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What is in Your salad dressing?

What’s in YOUR Salad Dressing? In 1971, the change from animal fat to vegetable oils began, and TOXIC HEXANE GAS SEED OIL EXTRACTION was introduced. Suddenly, for-profits and the urging from the industries of “Vegetable Oils” or the corn, soy, canola, sunflower, safflower, cottonseed, grapeseed producers, toxic vegetable oil extraction began. These same plants and seeds, over time, became genetically modified and mixed with carcinogenic chemicals, additives, preservatives to extend storage life, then became known in the scientific, nutritional, good health, and medical world as: “The worst, irreversible disaster in the history of our earth and its people” HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN? The seed’s oils are extracted from the plant’s seeds with liquid, poisonous Hexane gas. This process increases oil...

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Greek Family Style Green Beans

Our classic "Family Recipe" using "PAPOU'S SECRET SPICES" and "STROMPOLOS' AUTHENTIC GREEK DRESSINGS". We received this variation recipe from our very good friend Pantelis Kotsiopoulos, who passed away last year. A beautiful creative man who perfected the Green Bean Stefato prior to leaving us. He loved Papou's Special Spices as it lent a perfectly reliable finish to his refined recipe with no fuss.  We shared it for years, not varying one percent and always the results an incredibly satisfying meal. The last time we shared was with Rotisserie Duck.   Recipe This is for 2-4  people, or figure it out, that's this adventure.  Veggie part   4 large juicy red tomatoes skin off and deseeded, about 2 cups, or, a...

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The Classic Greek Salad

We have figured out how many Greek salads we've had in my many years and how many ways hundreds of people have made them, including my greatest inspiration, our YIAYIA, our grandmother, who has inspired the recipes for all our products. We'll share her recipe, which we all enjoyed for many years.   Yiayia's Greek Salad This is for 2-4  people, or figure it out, that's this adventure. Ingredients: Veggie part: Equal amounts of all, cut bitesize and mixed together: 1- juicy red tomato 1-med size red onion 1-green bell pepper 1- med size cucumber (she liked to take the seeds out) Cut just before serving: 1-head of romaine Then add: 4 oz of any of our dressings 2 ounces of...

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