meat balls with tzatziki

I know, it’s not healthy, it’s meat and even worse fried.. but come on, every now and then it can’t be that bad! my mom, every time she makes meatballs ‘keftedes’, she makes a lot (that’s common for Greek people, when they cook they cook as if they are eating with 10 instead of 2!). I…

chicken filet with dark beer

For the past few years I’ve been living in the Netherlands, the country of canals, windmills, tulips, cheese and beer! beer here can be even cheaper than water, that’s right! and not just ordinary beer but these beautiful, mature dark ones with the bitter taste and the red or brown color, most of the times called the Trappist…

chicken with potatoes & carrots

this may look like a ‘Sunday’ recipe let’s say, you know the ones that your mother used to cook cause everybody would eat together for sure and most of the times it would be a recipe that require more time. The truth is that this one will take a lot less time than what you’d expect but for…

pasta with minced meat sauce

when you give me laurel leaves, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg and onions, my mind goes directly to minced meat and in most of the cases with pasta! this is not the traditional Italian way to go, no. this is the magical way of east, Poli, spices and aromas that open your heart, people that lived and cooked there giving food a central place…