In my early days of cooking and baking, my mom would haul me down to the Dayton, Ohio Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church every summer to help the community prepare for our annual Greek festival. One of my favorite weeks was when we would bake Tsoureki, a sweet Greek bread traditionally served at Easter.
When the weather starts to turn and you want to eat heartier foods, you can still be healthy. This Warm Harvest Salad recipe that Theo Stephan of Global Gardens wrote for Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook combines satisfying, nutrient-rich sweet potatoes with savory mushrooms and vitamin-packed greens.
We all know that when zucchini start growing they grow in abundance. It’s hard to keep up with creative ways to make use of them. This is the perfect recipe for that — you can also easily double it to make more. Normally kolokithokeftedes are fried, but this method is a healthier version of the favorite, calling for baking the patties instead.
Traditionally diples are a sticky-sweet Greek dessert consisting of fried dough doused with a spiced honey syrup. In Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook that I co-wrote with Theo Stephan of Global Gardens, she offers a healthy, savory take on the pastry with her Tomato Foldover (Tomato Diples) recipe.
Make a roast lamb like never before. This recipe for stuffed leg of lamb that Theo Stephan of Global Gardens wrote for Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook will make any dinner party a success.
My new cookbook Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook is available on Amazon now. Let it take you on a taste tour of Greece through easy to make modern Greek recipes.
Ekmek Kataifi is a classic Greek dessert that uses a shredded phyllo base (kataifi) spiced with syrup and then layered with custard and topped with whipped cream and chopped nuts.
Linguini with Butternut Squash and Hazelnut Sauce made in a Thermomix is a rich, yet surprisingly healthy dish. Instead of using butter and cream, you’re developing flavors with Greek yogurt, feta cheese, and hazelnuts.
Transport yourself to my favorite Greek island with this recipe for Shrimp Santorini.
Treat yourself to an authentic Spanish brunch in Los Angeles at smoke.oil.salt.