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…

oven chickpeas

no matter how I cook chickpeas they always remind me of my mom, making the usual prologue when she was making ‘extraordinary food’- at least in my childish eyes at that time; “today we’re eating chickpeas cause they’re nutritious and delicious! you’ll see!” and guess what, she’s right.. you’ll see!   the recipe    ingredients 500gr. chickpeas 150gr….

dakos salad

I consider dakos salad to be one good example that gives a straight view of my country’s cuisine philosophy: you need only a few simple, concrete parts to create something big.. like this humble yet enormously tasteful salad which combines 4 basic ingredients to a great result. the recipe ingredients 10 small Kretan wholegrain barley rusks 3 medium sized juicy tomatoes 100gr. Feta…