Tuesday, December 2, 2014

An Ancient's Feast!

To close out this trimesters Social Science assignment on the study of Ancient cultures, Greece, Egypt and Rome, we decided to make a feast for the ancients.  We all love to eat and this is a great, fun way for us to learn about these ancient cultures.

Since our family is on the GAPS diet: http://www.gapsdiet.com/, which allows no grain or sugar, these recipes actually work well for the most part, we have made a few modifications to accommodate our diet.

Ancient Feast
Kefethes - Greek Lamb Meatballs with an eggy milky texture/flavor (see original recipe here: http://greekfood.about.com/od/meatappetizersmezethes/r/BakedKeftethes.htm , we substituted lamb meat, coconut milk, almond meal for the bread crumbs and omitted the cheese)

===========----------------------------====---Soup and Salad---====------------------------------==========
Greek Bean Soup - a white sweet bean soup with beef broth and onions (see original recipe here: http://www.greek-recipe.com/ancient-bean-soup/)

Egyptian Fruit Salad - A fruit salad with melon, dates, coconut, figs, apples and pomegranates.

===========----------------------------=====----Main Course----=====------------------------------==========
Steak w/ mint - title says it all

Roman Green Bean Vegetable Blend - A salty green bean dish with
coriander, leeks, and cumin seeds (see original recipe here: http://www.tribunesandtriumphs.org/roman-life/green-beans.htm)

Egyptian Date Candy - A date candy with cinnamon, nuts, and seeds. (see original recipe here: http://www.food.com/recipe/ancient-egyptian-date-candy-for-2-people-229292)

Roman Peach Starter - A peach dish with grape juice, dried mint,
and a little coconut texture (see original recipe here: http://www.tribunesandtriumphs.org/roman-life/apricot-starter.htm , neither nectarines nor apricots were in season so we opted for frozen peaches).

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