New site design for Kitoula’s Greek Food Journal

If you are trying to view my site via your smart phone or your tablet, I’m sorry if it’s not as responsive as it should be. I am currently working on a new site design for Kitoula’s Greek Food Journal so that my content looks great on every screen, no matter the size. Please bear with me and accept my apology.

If you are a “techie”, you may have heard about Google’s new algorithm. The algorithm, which starts tomorrow, will favor sites with mobile-friendly designs. Blogs that have large text, easy-to-click links, and that resize to fit whatever screen they’re viewed on will rank higher in search results.

Kitoula.com going mobile

This is what my site looks like now on a smart phone, not bad, not great either. But, I promise, the new mobile-friendly site design for Kitoula’s Greek Food Journal will be coming soon!

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Freelance food writing

I did some freelance food writing work recently and contributed to “In Good Taste” magazine for Spring. Check out page 9 for the article: “How to Make Your Life More Fruitful”. It was a fun experience and I hope to do more writing for this local publishing agency that focuses on custom food marketing for many high-end grocery stores and markets.

Are you looking for a food writer? I have quite a few articles that have been published online. I would love to write for you. Ping me! I’ll send you links to the work I have done.

Freelance food writing for In Good Taste Spring 2015

 

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Vegan Diet, Lent and Fasting

Many people follow a Vegan diet now, and groceries and markets have a lot of Vegan products to offer these days. Vegans are vegetarian, but they also do not eat eggs, dairy products and honey.  A Vegan diet is similar to the diet many Greek Orthodox follow during the Lenten season.

Greek Orthodox Lent began on Monday, March 2nd this year. That is 5 weeks before Holy Week, the week before Orthodox Easter on April 12th. Many Greek Orthodox who follow a strict fast during Lent abstain from meat, fish and dairy products. On some certain days of Lent, fish, shellfish, wine, and olive oil may be eaten.

I have decided to give up red meat, sweets, and sugar for Lent. The most difficult part has been avoiding sweets and sugar.  Sugar is hidden in almost all ready-to-eat prepared foods. So the best way to abstain from sugar is to make all your meals homemade.

My recipe for Lentil Soup can be adapted for strict fasting (don’t use olive oil) and Vegan diets. I also found this Greek Rice Pilaf with Leeks and Saffron recipe from Chef Diane Kochilas’ site. I am definitely going to try it.

Vegan Diet Lent Fasting banner 2015

 

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