Recent Recipes

  • Stuffed Tomatoes with Minced Meat and Rice

    Stuffed Tomatoes with Minced Meat and Rice

    Stuffed tomatoes are a very popular dish in Greece and these recipes will become your favorites. Follow the recipe and I guarantee you the results will be outstanding. Children love this dish so you’ll be able to give even the most finicky little ones a tasty, light and very wholesome meal to eat. Stuffed tomatoes […]

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    | 14 July 2016
  • Spaghetti with Vegetable Sauce

    Spaghetti with Vegetable Sauce

    This sauce, using all the beautiful summer vegetables, is unbelievably tasty. It can be used as a sauce for spaghetti, or you can spread it on toast and crumble some feta cheese on top. It is a sauce that you will enjoy whether you are a meat-eater, vegetarian or you have to watch your calorie […]

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    | 23 June 2016
  • Artichokes boiled

    Artichokes boiled

    Artichokes are one of the best vegetables you can eat. They are rather sweet and they also make other foods and drinks, as well as water,  seem sweet. This is due to the cynarin found in the artichoke. Artichokes have a high nutritional value, they are diuretic, reduce cholesterol levels and among other things, they […]

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    | 20 May 2016
  • Greek Easter Sweet Bread (Tsoureki)

    Greek Easter Sweet Bread (Tsoureki)

    This bread used to be eaten only at Easter time, but these past few years you can find it in the shops throughout the year. It is a light ‘bread’, and truth be told I don’t like the bought kind, because it reminds me of a sponge. So, I make a ‘version’ that is something […]

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    | 22 April 2016
  • Salad with lentils and peppers

    Salad with lentils and peppers

    A salad with lentils is healthy and a bit unusual, but will become a firm favorite. Lentils are a very good source of cheap protein owing to their high protein content. They also contain dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B1, minerals and are a good source of iron.           Ingredients 1 cup […]

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    | 13 April 2016
  • Beef stew with baby onions (stifado)

    Beef stew with baby onions (stifado)

    For this dish you can use beef or even rabbit  and baby onions in tomato sauce. With this tasty dish you can wave winter goodbye. It is simmered gently for 2 – 4 hours, until the meat is very tender and the onions are ever so soft and unbelievably sweet. Only the peeling of the […]

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    | 3 March 2016
  • Roast chicken with rice, peas, corn and mushrooms

    Roast chicken with rice, peas, corn and mushrooms

    Such a tasty dish and so easy to make! You don’t really have to weigh and measure out the ingredients. It depends on how many people you have to feed, what vegetables they like eating, and you add and subtract accordingly. Cubed carrots and/or zucchini will be perfect. You can improvise at your heart’s content! […]

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    | 10 November 2015
  • Galaktoboureko – Greek Milk Pie with Phyllo Dough

    Galaktoboureko – Greek Milk Pie with Phyllo Dough

    Galaktoboureko is a light and refreshing pie-like sweet with the delicious yellow cream sandwiched between layers of crispy phyllo dough. After it comes out of the oven, you pour syrup scented with lemon over it, and when it cools down you will have to restrain yourself from eating the contents of the pan!!!     […]

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    | 3 July 2015
  • Greek Salad

    Greek Salad

    The Greek Salad is famous around the world. However, it has been brutally abused and sometimes the final product has nothing in common with the fresh, crisp, full of goodness, original Greek Salad. I have heard that some restaurants serve sun dried tomatoes with pickled cucumbers and they name this concoction Greek Salad. Or they […]

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    | 6 June 2015
  • Linguini with shrimps, clams and squid

    Linguini with shrimps, clams and squid

    A fantastic summer dish with linguini, and frozen shrimps, clams and squid. I used the black linguini that contains cuttlefish ink and they are simply extraordinary. They come in 250gr packets, and I am ashamed to say, it is just about enough for two people. We just cannot have enough of it! Of course you […]

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    | 6 June 2015

Moussaka Recipes

Traditional Moussaka Recipe

Traditional Moussaka Recipe

| 20 November 2011

This is the traditional moussaka recipe, made with lightly fried eggplants, minced meat and white sauce. Try it, don’t be intimidated by the recipe. Follow the steps and nothing can go wrong.   (T=tablespoonfuls, t=teaspoonfuls)       Ingredients: 1 k 200gr (2 ½ lb) eggplants (large ones with more white flesh) 600 gr (1 […]

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Healthy Moussaka Recipe

Healthy Moussaka Recipe

| 20 November 2011

This is not only a healthy moussaka recipe but also my favorite. It is lighter than the “Traditional Moussaka Recipe”, and apart from the eggplants, I use zucchini and potatoes. The vegetables are grilled with hardly any oil, and I use non-fat milk for the béchamel sauce. It is a little more time consuming, because I cut […]

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Stuffed Vegetables

Stuffed Tomatoes with Minced Meat and Rice

Stuffed Tomatoes with Minced Meat and Rice

| 14 July 2016

Stuffed tomatoes are a very popular dish in Greece and these recipes will become your favorites. Follow the recipe and I guarantee you the results will be outstanding. Children love this dish so you’ll be able to give even the most finicky little ones a tasty, light and very wholesome meal to eat. Stuffed tomatoes […]

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Stuffed cabbage leaves (cabbage rolls)

Stuffed cabbage leaves (cabbage rolls)

| 4 December 2014

In Greek they are called ‘lahanodolmades’ and this dish is one of my absolute favorites! Cabbage is now in season and at its best – it is very tasty and sweet. For stuffed cabbage leaves, it is better to choose a large cabbage that feels ‘light’. That is the leaves are not tightly furled, and […]

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Pastitsio Recipes

Pastitsio in Philo pastry

Pastitsio in Philo pastry

| 19 May 2015

Pastitsio that can be served at a Sunday family dinner or social gathering. It is as tasty as ever but with a whole new look that will impress everybody! You can follow the recipe that appears here or the “easy pastitsio”. Whichever recipe you choose your pastitsio “pie” will be a hit!       […]

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Easy Pastitsio

Easy Pastitsio

| 21 May 2012

This is another version of the traditional pastitsio and I prefer it because you don’t have to be very careful with weights and measures. You just mix everything together, except the béchamel sauce, and you have a scrumptious meal. It can also become a very tasty vegetarian dish if you use soya mince and grated […]

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Poultry

Roast chicken with rice, peas, corn and mushrooms

Roast chicken with rice, peas, corn and mushrooms

| 10 November 2015

Such a tasty dish and so easy to make! You don’t really have to weigh and measure out the ingredients. It depends on how many people you have to feed, what vegetables they like eating, and you add and subtract accordingly. Cubed carrots and/or zucchini will be perfect. You can improvise at your heart’s content! […]

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Chicken breasts with mushrooms and penne pasta

Chicken breasts with mushrooms and penne pasta

| 19 August 2013

This is a very quick dish and you can have a delicious meal on the table in half an hour. We usually wish that chickens had at least four legs, and the breasts remain in the freezer unused. One day I was wondering what to do with the breasts, besides grilling them for salads, and […]

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Pies

Cheese & Spinach Pie (Spanakopita)

Cheese & Spinach Pie (Spanakopita)

| 11 March 2015

This is one of the most famous Greek pies. It is very easy to make and unbelievably good to eat. Everybody seems to love it and as an extra bonus it is healthy. Even children that turn their nose up when they see spinach on their plates, enjoy a piece of this divine pie. NOTE: […]

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Peinirli

Peinirli

| 21 October 2013

This is a very tasty snack is loved by everyone, and can be made according to your taste. It is something like an open pie and very versatile. You can double the quantity of the dough and keep it in the freezer until needed, so that you can prepare the peinirli quickly.       […]

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Soups

Meat Soup with Vegetables

Meat Soup with Vegetables

| 11 March 2015

This soup is not only fantastically tasty, but very easy to make and you don’t have to weigh and measure anything! Ingredients: 1 – 1 ½  kilos beef, preferably with bone 2 carrots grated ½ bunch celery chopped 1 bunch spinach chopped 1/2 bunch chards chopped 1 cup cabbage chopped 1 cup leeks chopped 1 […]

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Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

| 28 October 2013

Now that winter is nearing and the nights are chilly, a nutritious lentil soup is the best comfort food. It is easy to make and full of goodness.             Ingredients 1 cup lentils 1 large onion chopped 3 cloves garlic pressed 1 – 2 carrots washed and sliced 3 – […]

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