Author Archive: Cooking In Plain Greek

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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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Spaghetti with Vegetable Sauce

Spaghetti with Vegetable Sauce

| 23 June 2016

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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Artichokes boiled

Artichokes boiled

| 20 May 2016

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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Greek Easter Sweet Bread (Tsoureki)

Greek Easter Sweet Bread (Tsoureki)

| 22 April 2016

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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Salad with lentils and peppers

Salad with lentils and peppers

| 13 April 2016

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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Beef stew with baby onions (stifado)

Beef stew with baby onions (stifado)

| 3 March 2016

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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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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Galaktoboureko – Greek Milk Pie with Phyllo Dough

Galaktoboureko – Greek Milk Pie with Phyllo Dough

| 3 July 2015

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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Greek Salad

Greek Salad

| 6 June 2015

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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Linguini with shrimps, clams and squid

Linguini with shrimps, clams and squid

| 6 June 2015

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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