Easy Imam Bayildi

Imam Bayildi is a classic Greek recipe for eggplants stuffed with savory tomatoes, onions and spices with roots in its Ottoman occupied past. The literal translation means “the imam fainted,” of course because this combo of tender eggplants and savory tomatoes tastes so incredibly delicious. This is my go-to dish for both a relatively easy weeknight vegetarian meal, and as a show-stopping meatless marvel at my pop-us dinners. It packs so much flavor, is gorgeous, and incredibly stunning. 

Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kabobs

Is there anything Greek yogurt can’t do? One of my favorite ways to use it is in a marinade like in these Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kabobs. By combining just a few simple ingredients (Greek yogurt, lemon, dried oregano, salt, and pepper), you not only infuse maximum flavor, you keep your chicken from drying out as well.

Summer Squash Shakshuka

There’s no more Mediterranean a breakfast dish than Shakshuka. The bounty of summer squash and tomatoes inspired me to create this easy and delicious recipe.

Greek Meatballs in Tomato Sauce — Soutzoukakia

To say meatballs are one of my favorite comfort foods would be an understatement. I love them with any type of ground meat, served alone, or Keftedes served with tzatziki on a mezze spread. I make them all the time for my Los Angeles personal chef clients because they are so versatile, delicious, and freeze well. But one of my favorite ways to eat them is in tomato sauce full of savory spices like in this Soutzoukakia recipe. 

Chicken Kapama — Greek Braised Chicken in Spiced Tomato Sauce

There are few things more comforting to me than a dish of slowly braised chicken stew with a richly spiced sauce. That’s why this traditional recipe for Chicken Kapama — slowly braised chicken in tomato sauce with spices — is one of my all-time favorites. Chicken Kapama perfectly utilizes the classic Greek flavor combination of meat, tomato, and cinnamon. Greek cuisine incorporates this with all types of meat in a variety of iconic dishes like stews, pasta sauces, and other meat sauces like the one used in Moussaka or Pastitsio.

Fresh Grocery and Pantry Resources to Keep You Safe During COVID-19

COVID-19 has turned daily life upside down. Here are some Los Angeles and national resources for getting healthy produce, proteins, and pantry items.

Cinnamon Raisin Star Bread Recipe

At it’s most basic, Star Bread is a delicious solution when you want to make a pull-apart bread, but elevate it to the next level. Its star shape has three layers and eight points. And you stuff each layer with a sweet or savory filling. It is perfect for the holidays or if you just need a show stopping centerpiece for your table.

Avgolemono Soup – Greek Egg Lemon Chicken Soup with Rice Recipe

Avgolemono Soup is the most famous of all the Greek soups. Learn how to make the Greek egg lemon chicken soup with this easy recipe.

Spanakopita History: Where Did Greek Spinach Pie Come From?

Love sinking your teeth into a piece of Spanakopita? Find out the origins of this favorite Greek dish.

Melopita (Greek Honey Pie with Ricotta Cheese)

Melopita is a traditional honey pie/cake from the island of Sifnos in the Southern Aegean. The base is anthotyro or ricotta cheese that you mix with honey.

Personal Chef and Culinary Services in Los Angeles
Recipes, Healthy Meals, Private Parties + More!
Contact Us: 323.999.1722