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…

“fava” – yellow split peas purée

‘fava’ is an amazing Greek appetizer – ‘meze’ which you might have tried in traditional Greek taverns in some island with a glass of ouzo! You can prepare also a bigger portion and eat it  as a main course, like I did today after an endless day at work and a French course right after…

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…

cod filet with beetroot & sweet potato chips

I was thinking about the source of inspiration for this recipe and I concluded that vivid colors is the reason one more time..! I always keep in mind to combine colorful ingredients. And vegetables are just the place to find colors.. I’m a big fan of vegetables and fish, so here is a more ‘fancy’ version of what someone would…

salmon & avocado salad

I think I said again how much I love salads! this one is more than a salad, it’s a complete lunch or dinner, whatever you want it to be! It’s been a while till I truly appreciated avocado to be honest, it was just a weird vegetable for me. I came across it quite often here…

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…

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…

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…