Welcome to the site Cooking In Plain Greek that will show you how to cook tasty Greek dishes, easily and economically in plain English. It has been proved that if you cook from scratch and add to your diet fresh fruit, vegetables and olive oil, you do your health a great favor.

The benefits of the Mediterranean diet has been extolled by people and nutritionists all over the world. And as we are what we eat, shouldn’t we try to nourish ourselves properly and teach our children to acquire good eating habits?

I have been cooking for over 40 years and I have experimented with recipes, always trying to make them healthier – less fat, less sugar, less salt if possible. When my children were very young, I always tried to add more vegetables, pulses, dairy products, fruit, and all the ‘good stuff’ in their diet. As children are generally picky I found countless ways to ‘disguise’ the vegetables, and it is no secret that grown-ups can also be finicky. Men can live on steak and fries alone! But what does this diet do to one’s health and arteries! Keeping our families healthy is our first priority.

Nowadays, when we are all watching our pennies, these recipes will also help you save money, because they will help you stretch out the meat and other more expensive ingredients.Greecewas a poor country and the people made do with the few things they had in hand and mostly by the land. They used their imagination, and they came up with fantastic and nutritious recipes that we are still making and are famous the world over.

Apart from all the recipes, I will also give you many tips and tricks that will help you in the kitchen, information about different ingredients, the use of herbs and tons of interesting and useful things. You can subscribe to my weekly newsletter so that you are always up to date!

I will also be very happy to answer your questions so don’t hesitate to contact me.

…and remember, always add a pinch of love to your pots and pans! It makes all the difference.

Rena V.