March 7, 2019

Imagine small pieces of octopus slowly cooked in freshly grated tomatoes and winter spices. Picture the juices of this melting sauce penetrating your macaroni. This dish is an ode to the Greek vegetarian cuisine, plus your little monkeys will love it.

Hands on:          15 minutes

Cooking Time:   45 minutes

Serves:                4

Ingredient...

November 8, 2018

This is my way to add pumpkins to my kids menu. Pasta with Pumpkin Purée Sauce and some bacon or any other smoked pork you like. Gruyere cheese atop and ready!

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!

May 8, 2018

Many thanks to my cousin Calliope for the recipe. She has two kids (men actually more than 6 feet tall) Spiros and Lambros, studying Medicine away from home. So, she makes whole batches of these easy cheese-balls; she places them in the freezer and send them to the “big guys” to bake them fresh. And yes this is so typical of a Greek mother, who even if her kids are over 18 and far away, still care...

April 25, 2018

“Lavraki” is the Greek Sea bass, and it is my kids most delicious and desirable fish (not to mention that it has very few thorns). In the Mediterranean Region you can easily find it wild caught, but it is also the star of the Greek fish farming industry. All over the Greek islands but also in mainland Greece, “lavraki” has its place of honor in almost every household and in so many different recip...

March 20, 2018

This dish is one of my favorites and if you visit Greece this summer do not forget to ask for “Garidomakaronada”. Picture you sitting in a small tavern by the sunny beach, having your feet on the sand, eating shrimp pasta with a glass of Greek ouzo. Couldn’t ask for more!

This Mediterranean dish is simple, with few ingredients as always. The key to the success is to not throw away the heads, shells...

January 10, 2018

This recipe is something like Chicken Alfredo cooked the Mediterranean way. With simplicity, with the minimum ingredients available and respect to their original taste. The chicken thighs and the wholegrain orzo are cooked within the juices of fresh spinach, dill and parsley. To make it kid-friendly finely chop the greens before you add them to the pot.

Hands on: 10 minutes

Portion:      Family...

November 17, 2017

Sweet Potatoes are definitely a Thanksgiving staple. This time make a sweet potato salad. This is a recipe with simple ingredients perfectly combined, to impress your guests’ palates. 

Hands on: 35 minutes

Portion:     for 6

Ingredients

1 kg (35oz/2.2lbs) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 cm pieces

1 red pepper cut into 0.5 cm pieces (remove the stem and the seeds)

3 tablespoons olive...

November 17, 2017

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. And the combination of ouzo and thyme really lifts the taste. This time make the difference, and prep...

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