I wanted to put a healthier spin on the classic Greek skordalia and update it a bit. So instead of the starchy base like bread or potatoes, I’m using avocado for this recipe. Avocados are nutrient dense and full of healthy fats. They also whip up perfectly with garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon that are the backbone of this recipe.
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.
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.
Transport yourself to my favorite Greek island with this recipe for Shrimp Santorini.