Christmas Mood
Roast Chicken with Christmas spices
This homemade Roast Chicken will look so fantastic on your Christmas table. If you are not keen on turkey for Christmas make this buttery chicken, roasted within the aromas of Christmas spices and fresh oranges.
Melomakarona with Olive Oil & Honey
The most traditional and my personal favorite Christmas sweet made with olive oil and honey. There are so many “Melomakarona” recipes. What I like in this one, is that no sugar is added, plus I don’t need a mixer.
No sugar Oatmeal Cookies with tahini
Easy and quick to make, with three only ingredients, without butter and sugar, full of protein and very very healthy. One thing is for sure; you are going to make those cookies all year long.
Turkey Fillet with Ouzo in Parchment
If you don’t have a whole team available to help you preparing the christmas turkey, this is the recipe. Very very easy, plus you can prepare everything from the previous evening and keep them in your fridge. The juices coming out from the mushrooms and the greens, make the turkey soft and tender.
No flour "Melomakarona" with tahini
This recipe is made for my friend Maria, who is diagnosed with celiac disease. I met her again, while I was in Athens, and I gifted her a metallic box filled with my homemade gluten free melomakarona.
Chocolate cookies with Rosemary
Cooking like a Mediterranean means using herbs to give flavor and aroma to your creations. Rosemary is my favorite herb, but this is the first time I used it to make something sweet.
The Greek Traditional Walnut Pie
The easiest Karidopita or Karydopita ever! The ultimate Greek dessert. Pair with a scoop of ice cream.
Chocolate Prunes stuffed with almond
Perfect to satisfy your kids sweet tooth, healthy to use as a full of energy after school snack, and ideal to help your kids with constipation problems. And as always…very very easy.
Kourambiethes - Greek butter cookies
Cookies with a delicious toasted almond crunch, coated in lots of icing sugar. At my husband’s birthplace (the area of Kavala Northen-East Greece), kourambies in enjoyed throughout the year, and this area is known for the most highly aromatic and fluffy Kourambiethes.
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Hello parents of the world and welcome to “TheJuicyTomatoes”.


I am Kalli, a Mediterranean Eating Campaigner. Born in Athens, Greece, currently living abroad, civil engineer and mommy of two very active kids.


I am here to show you how easy cooking for the family can be. To give you the Mediterranean Recipes I prepare for My Kids. Tested recipes, easy, quick and transformed in a way that they are friendly for children (picky eaters too). Recipes created to get your kids eat vegetables, fish, poultry, legumes, nuts, whole grains, etc. Meals cooked with olive oil, yogurt, and herbs. My Will is to help you introduce your kids the MEDITERRANEAN food regime, the most popular, researched and most balanced diet, the diet that is proven to contribute to their cognitive and physical development. 


Hope you’ll stick around.

March 7, 2019

This Greek dip is called Taramosalata, and except for Clean Monday (the first day of lent for the Greek Orthodox religion) you can find it nowadays in every little tavern that respects itself. It is m...

February 27, 2019

This Thursday all Greeks are celebrating Tsiknopempti (Charred/Smokey Thursday) as a part of the traditional celebrations for Carnival.  Large amounts of meat are traditionally consumed this day prior...

September 7, 2018

Make this slightly spicy tomato jam (with fresh tomatoes) to pair with your favorite cheese plateau. A glass of good wine and thats it. Carpe Diem!

July 21, 2018

The big secret for the divine eggplant dip you tasted while on holidays in Greece is the smoky flavor of the roasted eggplants. Especially if this is done on open flame with small wooden sticks. Watch...

April 27, 2018

For gourmet “consumers”: 

Remove your roasted fish from the oven. Serve with this light green and full of “aroma” yogurt sauce. You can add some lemon zest to lift the taste.

Hands on:  3 minutes


April 17, 2018

Trying to add avocados to your child’s food repertoire? Of course you do. Avocados and olive oil is a staple for the Mediterranean diet. They provide mono-unsaturated fats (the so called “good” fats),...

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