Legumes salad

Whenever you take a flight to Greece. When you smile and don’t anticipate more. When you smell the flowers walking down the street. When the fresh air hits your face in the early mornings. When you buy fish, fruit and vegetables from the Saturday market. When you cut figs from the trees. When a cat…

Dorado with greens

What should I get? Standing in front of the fish stand in Saturday’s open market scanning the fish. Here in NL you can easily find big fish like salmon, tuna, cod fish and other fish I used to find in Greece but all the later are usually in a enormously big size as they breed…

Feta cheese with sesame

That’s what happens when it’s been a while since the last time that you really partied. You spend almost all of the next time sleeping, eating and then going back to bed again. The 27th of April is Koningsdag, the biggest celebration in the Netherlands. Dutch are all out in the streets and parks selling…

Salad with black eyed beans

This recipe was an inspiration from a man who wanted to make a statement for simple and tasty food; it doesn’t have to be necessarily good looking to be delicious. Since all ingredients match just put them all together in a bowl and go! Go, move on. Actually, when was the last time that you said to…

Eggs with spinach

When work gets too much, when it actually gets to your mind, you really need to reconsider things. Weigh in terms of importance. You should always take care of yourself, no one else will. A bit old-fashioned but so true. No matter what, you shouldn’t stop eating homemade food. Even when time is limited (or for some reason…

Chickpea soup

After 4 flights, 2 boat trips, 2 train trips, countless bus and car rounds, it’s time for my bike(s) again! Back in the Netherlands, back in my cute apartment, back in cooking. I made a turn to some comfort food, at least for me. Chickpea soup, since the weather here is starting getting chilly. You will not need…

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…

Zucchini salad

When I was younger, I was claiming winter to be my favorite season. When I started cooking more often and came closer to knowing a lot of ingredients (and for a lot other reasons), I realized that all seasons are unique. As a big fan of fresh fruits and vegetables though, I now have a…

Chickpea salad with parsley pesto

Chickpeas again! Lovely ingredient with so much potential when it comes to recipes.. It all started though with this big bunch of parsley I ended up having in my fridge. I was in the market previous Saturday and I wanted some parsley mainly for the fish soup I made and the fresh green beans recipe…

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…