This Watermelon Feta Salad is the perfect way to spotlight summer’s favorite ingredient. The sweet watermelon pairs perfectly with feta. Additionally, aromatics like herbs and fennel take it to the next level.
Drawing on classic flavor combinations is one way to dress up everyday shrimp. We all know shrimp at their most basic — sizzled up with a little garlic and butter. But this recipe raises the volume on our favorite crustacean with deep depth of flavor and a little acidity.
This rich and tasty Flourless Chocolate Cake is my go-to dessert for dinner parties. It’s incredibly easy to make, and will satisfy even the most picky palates.
Spanakorizo is comforting, easy to cook, healthy, and delicious! Spanakorizo is a deliciously classic Greek recipe that simply combines spinach and rice with alliums, herbs, …
Magiritsa soup and Greek Easter go hand-in-hand. After fasting for 40 days, Greek Orthodox Christians break their fast after midnight church services with a heaping bowl of this lamb soup laced with an egg-lemon sauce.
The fabled Island of Crete has enchanted me ever since my first visit 20 years ago. It’s hardly surprising since the dramatic terrain boasts some of the best beaches in the world. But Crete truly transcends the typical vacation destination and I would love to show you why. Join me and Modern Adventure for a delicious tour of Crete from May 13-19, 2023.
The Mediterranean Diet has once again been voted the “best overall diet” according to U.S. News & World Report. For the fifth year in a row, this accolade recognizes the way people eat on the shores of the Mediterranean — even though these populations have been eating this way for millennia.
Using an air fryer is the perfect method to make beautifully textured, light and healthy Kolokithokeftedes. This tongue twister of a zucchini patty appetizer is one of Greece’s most beloved dishes, blending freshly grated zucchini with scallions, herbs, feta cheese and kefalotiri.
Chicken, potatoes, lemon, oregano, and olive oil are some of the most iconic components of Greek gastronomy. And they all come together to make a zesty savory comforting meal in this Greek lemon chicken and potatoes recipe.
Travel to the picturesque Greek island of Sifnos and learn how to cook their most famous dish — Lamb Mastelo. This recipe is easy to follow and walks you through how to make this unique and delicious dish.
Manestra is a humble one-pot dish common throughout Greece. At its most simple, it’s just orzo (in Greek called kitharaki) in tomato sauce. You can make that sauce from tomato paste or with canned or fresh tomatoes (wait till they’re in season). But you can also dress it up a bit and make it heartier with a little chicken or other meat. That’s what I’ve done here, because that’s how I remember eating it.
Get all the satisfaction of Spanakopita in a fraction of the time with these Spanakopita Stuffed Mushrooms. They’re super tasty, easy to make, vegetarian, and gluten-free.
This Mushroom Pasta recipe is a riff on one of my favorites that I developed for Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook. The dish was based off one I had in Athens, using pasta and mushrooms from Crete where my family roots are from. It’s an umami bomb that combines meaty wild mushrooms with cheese and a little cream/Greek yogurt. In this recipe, I’m also suggesting adding saffron, which plays off the richness with more nuance and depth of flavor. It’s optional, but I highly recommend it. Cooking it all in one pot makes the process seamless and clean up is easy when you’re done.
It seems like avocado toast gets all the glory, but in my heart a rich, rustic, mushroom toast ranks no. 1. And it’s surprisingly easy to make with this recipe. Enjoy it any time of day: breakfast, lunch, brunch, second breakfast, etc. You will thank me.
Beans and legumes comprise one of the cornerstones of the Greek diet. And it’s no wonder — they’ve existed in Greece since before the Bronze Age. They are a humble ingredient that makes a sustainable source of protein and ultimately satisfaction. That’s why you can find Fasolada — Greek White Bean Soup — throughout the country and diaspora.
Weekends were made for eggs in every form. But scrambling them into a vegetable frittata is one of my favorite ways to eat them. It’s …
Stifado is a traditional Greek braise that features pearl onions usually in equal quantities to the amount of meat that is being braised with them. But this recipe is a different take, braising chestnuts with pearl onions. The result is an intoxicating tomato sauce laced with cinnamon and cloves. This recipe is delicious to eat on its own, over some rice, mashed potatoes or winter squash, or noodles. It’s also vegan and gluten-free.
Kourabiedes are festive almond flavored butter cookies, dusted with powdered sugar. They are traditionally served at Christmastime, but you’ll love eating these melt-in-your-mouth confections all year round.
Melomakarona is one of the most beloved Greek desserts and is traditionally served at Christmastime. It’s a festive cookie—boasting spices like cinnamon and cloves—tender and crumbly, and moist from its final swim in a spiced honey syrup, similar to one that is drizzled over baklava. Every Greek family has their own version of this cookie, and I’m excited to share mine with you.
Fall is all about comfort food, but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice being healthy. It also doesn’t mean that your healthier dishes have to be boring. This Harvest Quinoa Pilaf isn’t your every day grain bowl. Instead, it’s packed with energy boosting and vitamin-rich ingredients like quinoa, pomegranates, and sweet potatoes. Together, they create a dynamic combination of flavors, textures, and colors. What’s not to love?! Oh, and it’s also is super easy to make and only uses one pot, for easy cleanup.