Vasilopita (Saint Basil Pie)

Vasilopita (Saint Basil Pie)

The Vasilopita (VasilOpita) is the main custom in Greece for New year. It’s one which we encounter throughout Greece, though naturally with local variations. These are mostly to do with the ingredients of the cake. In some places it’s a cake, though there are also parts where it’s a savory...

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Bake Christopsomo (Christ’s Bread) Live with Celebrity Chef Sophia

Bake Christopsomo (Christ’s Bread) Live with Celebrity Chef Sophia

Celebrity Chef Sophia is returning. She joins myOCN Community live on Monday, 12/14 at 7pm EST.  She will be baking Christopsomo (Christ’s Bread), which is a Greek Christmas family tradition. Join for an a one hour interactive video session on Zoom with limited availability for two-way discussion. Join us and...

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Celebrity Chef Sophia Christmas Cookies

Celebrity Chef Sophia Christmas Cookies

Signup and join myOCN Community as Celebrity Chef Sophia returns live. She joins myOCN Community on Monday, 12/14 at 7pm EST.  She will be baking Christopsomo (Christ’s Bread). Easy Baklava Sugar Cookies  Ingredients  1/4  cup butter  1/4 cup powdered sugar  2 Tablespoon powdered sugar for garnish  4 Tablespoon of honey ...

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OCN Virtual Cooking Fundraiser with Celebrity Chef Sophia

OCN Virtual Cooking Fundraiser with Celebrity Chef Sophia

Virtual Cooking Fundraiser with Celebrity Chef Sophia For many of us, the coronavirus pandemic has meant a lot more cooking and screen time. At Orthodox Christian Network we have prepared a program you won’t want to miss. We are combining faith, food, and a virtual cooking community with Celebrity Chef Soph event...

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Red eggs, traditional method

Red eggs, traditional method

James W. Lillie On Lazarus Saturday, I realized I couldn’t find my copy of the services for Great Week, so, naturally, I went down to the local supermarket and bought another copy. This ease of access to Church supplies (charcoal, wicks, incense, televised services for the sick and so on)...

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A Chef Sophia Recipe — Avgolemono

A Chef Sophia Recipe — Avgolemono

Christ is Risen! I am so excited to be back with you all after a wonderful Pascha. This week I showed you how to make Avgolemono. For those of you who were not able to catch my live cooking show on MyOCN instagram story I have shared the recipe below for...

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A Chef Sophia Recipe — Eggplant Dip

A Chef Sophia Recipe — Eggplant Dip

Here is another great meal for your Lenten Fast. If you missed my live preparation of this dish on MyOCN Instagram MyStory, you can watch it below! I have also shared the recipe, so you can follow along with me. Let me know what you think! INGREDIENTS 2 – 3 eggplants (depending on the...

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A Chef Sophia Fennel Fritters Lenten Recipe

A Chef Sophia Fennel Fritters Lenten Recipe

We all know it can be hard to find recipes that fit into our Lenten Fast.  To give you a new option for you and your family to try, I prepared some Fennel Fritters on MyOCN Instagram MyStory. It was so fun cooking for all of you! I know not...

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Cooking with Chef Sophia Manatakis

Cooking with Chef Sophia Manatakis

We just completed our first ever live streaming Facebook Cooking show with Chef Sophia Manatakis. For those of you who were not able to watch Chef Sophia is a classically trained French Chef from New Jersey.  Sophia is Greek Orthodox Christian.  She was also a recent contest (and very closer...

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Gluten-free Lenten Tapas

Gluten-free Lenten Tapas

James W. Lillie   If you want to make a special ascetic effort for Lent, you could always eat what the Prodigal Son wanted to. When he was away being prodigal, I mean. I’m not suggesting you go out and slaughter a fatted calf to help you through fifth week....

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