Leek with wild rice & saffron

Sometimes seeing something beautiful, makes us think that the person who made it is a high class artist/specialist/chef. And we feel amazed and think that “He is a specialist, that’s why. I couldn’t do that.” Well, think again. Was this person always a specialist? No. He had to start somehow. He had to try various things until sometime something…

‘moussakas’ – moussaka

Moussakas is one of my favorite Greek recipes! It takes some time to prepare that’s true, but other than that it’s not scary at all! What I like in this dish is that in a bite you taste all these amazing layers.. and if you make it yourself it tastes even better! First attempt to make moussaka was when…

paprika sweet potato chips

Even though I was raised with a lot of food variety, it was most of the times centered in Greek cuisine. And because Greek cuisine and ingredients are endless and really tasty it’s hard to go further and look for something completely out of it. Living abroad gave me the chance to encounter in daily…

“kremmudokeftedes” – spring onion fritters

  This is probably one of the favorite recipes of my mom. She could eat them on and on and on.. And this is her own lovely recipe. She used to make this dish as an appetizer. In Greece, apart from the main course and a salad, is really common to make 2-3 appetizers as well. Even in…

“briam” – oven vegetables in red sauce

this is not the traditional way for ‘briam’ when you usually bake all raw ingredients together in the oven. it’s baking them apart, capture their unique taste within and in the end ‘marry’ them, bring them together… like life; when people spend some time alone and ‘bake-build’ themselves they’re getting ready to meet another ‘baked’ person and make…

green beans with tomato sauce “fasolakia”

‘fasolakia’ is one of the most tasteful, easy to make and nutritious summer foods in Greece. what is really common in my country, is for people to have their own kitchen garden, growing their own vegetables and herbs. I remember the one my grandparents used to have, a really big one, with all kinds of fresh vegetables…

chimichurri sauce

chimichurri sauce comes from Argentina and it’s said that stands for ‘give-me-curry’ or in other words ‘give me sauce-seasoning’. people there eat it mostly with red meat but here’s what; today I moved in my new house, so when you have to finish up some many things you’re happy to have a jar with chimichurri sauce,…

potato chips

I know that nowadays people take good care of their nutrition avoiding junk food amongst other potato chips. the thing is you shouldn’t avoid them but find a way to eat the healthy version of them, where possible. with the home made potato chips you’ll get so enthusiastic by the taste and the compliments from your…

beetroot & carrot salad

I’ve always loved salads, I was raised eating at least two different salads per meal, learning that “..salad helps you have a balanced nutrition adding fibre in your diet..”. Beetroot and carrots were there in one way or another but never together! I love both, I though they’d match, so I introduced them! I was right; love at…

orzo with vegetables & mizithra

you’re home, it’s late, you’re hungry. you were too busy to go to the super market so you should have only the basics. well the basics are more than enough… my parents used to say – ok I admit, they keep saying it; “keep some kritharaki (orzo) in your kitchen, just in case honey!”. so this is for all the…

spinach-rice “spanakorizo”

spanakorizo is one of these recipes that you’d rather avoid as a kid but you’ll certainly adore as a grown up! so easy to make, there must be thousands of different versions that each Greek family uses…mine is the ‘golden’ one, with  Krokos Kozanis the famous Greek saffron. See how you’ll transform a humble recipe to its royal version!  the recipe…