Beans and greens salad

A year ago I made this great discovery. I’ve found a way to eat ‘horta‘ salad (different kinds of boiled greens). In Greece it’s easy to find many kinds of old greens in open markets, so nutritious and great in taste, amazing! I love them so much. In Netherlands people don’t eat them, I bet you can find them…

Imam baildi

End of summer and here I am again in Thessaloniki. There is something special about this city. The air is comforting, it eases your inside world. Wonderng around the neighborhoods you know so well, the streets and small alleys and yet nothing is the same. Every time the same feeling. A swat melancholy at first but…

Beet stems & leaves salad

Anna’s, my sister’s, favorite salad ! All those years now, lunch time on Saturdays, we all make the table together, the food would be for sure some kind of fish served with 2-3 salads, one of which most of the times would be stems and leaves of beets. While all of us as I said…

Pasta with garlic & Kalamata olives

Pasta hymne: “My beautiful pasta, you delicious and tasty thing, please stand there warm always for me, with these Kalamata olives and garlic patent, who really needs a red sauce in the end?” This is all you can get from my poetry skills. I did write this in seconds though, I guess it’s obvious! Either way, there…

Hummus

There is some magic in your kitchen. It’s chick peas.. It’s so wonderful how many healthy dishes you can make with them! And hummus is just one of them. Last weekend I cooked a lot (well that’s no news for me actually). But what I did was 3 different recipes with chick peas. Starting with hummus, this delicious…

Galette with mushrooms & turmeric

Vincent, one of my French colleagues after seeing my blog he brought me some recipe magazines from Paris just to give me a small taste of what’s going on right now in the French cuisine. That’s how I’ve met galette, the modern version of it at least. Galette is what the French call various types of…

Pasta with pesto & shrimps

Today is ‘Tsiknopempti’ and that for Greek people basically means one thing: eating (grilled) meat. Lots and lots of it! And dancing, and drinking, and having fun! It’s celebrated within the 2nd week of Carnival and it’s just a few days before a 40-days fasting before Easter. Due to bad time management (spent too much time…

Ramen noodles with halloumi & spinach

Japanese ramen noodles, Cypriot halloumi, Mexican jalapeño, spinach and sun dried tomato (mediterranean flavors) and a glass of Italian Chianti. There is a cooking term for that ‘fusion cuisine’, meaning the mix of ingredients coming from different cuisines into a sole recipe. In other words this can be a ‘I forgot to go to the super…

Pesto sauce

If you start cooking regularly during the week, you’ll realize after a while that even when you come back from work hungry and tired, delivery food won’t be good enough anymore! So help yourself and keep in the fridge a jar with homemade basil pesto for times like these (and for others as well).. You…

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…

fried eggs with rucola salad

when you’re moving into a new house and given the circumstances your kitchen is not 100% equipped, you remember this delicious, quick, healthy little meals that you haven’t eaten for a while mainly because you’re busy with building a cooking blog and thought that fried eggs are not that ‘fancy’! the recipe ingredients 2 eggs 30ml. olive oil…

pappardelle with mushrooms

if you really want to make a good impression go with something simple but tasty, casual but unique, a dish that anyone would like to eat but all would think it was especially made for them.. and believe me they would feel special if you feel it too when you cook it, I know it sounds…