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Take your taste-buds onto a Mediterranean journey no matter what time of the year. Food is meant to be explored and enjoyed at home or out-and-about.  From Italy, Greece, the middle-east these dishes are created with the sole purpose of inspiring you in your own kitchen at home to create equally vibrant, fresh recipes with dishes not shy on flavour. This is the essence of the Mediterranean Diet. Fresh and vibrant cuisine consisting mostly of vegetables, fruit, lentils, pulses, nuts, some lean meat and seafood. Fresh Seafood should be consumed at least three times a week. We will also be helping you by providing suggestions with meal plans to assist you to eat fresh and vibrant Mediterranean Diet friendly foods all week.

The beauty of the Mediterranean diet is that there are Recipes for those who follow a Vegan diet, Paleo, low fat, low carb or FODMAP.  There is something for everyone.

Don’t waste time, head over to Australian Fusion Recipes.

Summer-time at olivesandfeta

The sun is hiding behind huge plumes of smoke from our Bushfires. Sadly a million hectares of land have burned since the fire season began in September.
In the meantime, my little drama is keeping my vegetables out of the sun as much as possible and to try to supplement the very very dry ground with moisture… unfortunately by 9 am any watering has turned to vapour… 🌾🌿👒and covering your vegetables with shade cloth is essential.  

summer gardening australia lettuce how to grow
UV Rays Filter out the sun when growing vegetables in summer-time
growing iceberg lettuce
Growing lettuce during summer in Australia can be successful with healthy organic soil, mulch, some shade and water.
eggplant for mediterranean cooking
Growing eggplants for Mediterranean cooking is essential

In this picture, you can see the way  Hessian fabric filters the worst of the sun but allows light through.  A simple solution such as this has worked a treat for the leafy section of the vegetable garden.  Iceberg lettuce, red cos lettuce is the variety I am growing this summer along with a lovely green-leafed kind with a red stem.  Unfortunately, the name eludes me.  The red-stemmed leafy kind makes my salads pop quite nicely.🌾🌿

Mediterranean Style Breakfast Suggestions 

Baked Eggs with White Beans Shakshushka

baked eggs and beans tomato sauce

Greek-Style Scrambled Eggs with Tomato | Στραπατσαδα

scrambled eggs tomatoes greek

Greek Tsoureki, Greek Easter Bread Recipe

Aromatic, light and pull-apart in texture, this is the ultimate tsoureki to have at your Easter Table.

Click on the Photo for this Traditional Tsoureki Recipe.

tsoureki, τσουρεκι , Greek Easter Bread, Greek Tsoureki recipe

Greek Easter Cookies | koulourakia | Κοyλουρακια
koulourakia greek easter biscuits or greek butter cookies
A staple in all greek homes. They are a butter based cookie, hand shaped in braids most commonly, brushed with an egg and milk wash on top.
Authentic Greek Salad
authentic greek salad horiatiki χωριατικη σαλατα
this recipe will show you how to make an authentic greek salad
Zucchini and Eggplant Moussaka

zucchini and eggplant moussaka μουσακας

Exploring Modern Greek and Italian Recipes with Australian influences. Being on the Mediterranean Diet is possible in Australia.

The recipes here have a multi-cultural influence modernised a little bit and tailored to incorporate ingredients available in Australia.  Some recipes are traditional but with a twist of their own. Some recipes are as modern as they can be – paleo or clean.  

Each recipe is as diverse as each other, variety should be embraced.  After all we live in Australia!

Australian Fusion Recipes

 

Family no matter where you are from defines you.  Your cooking reveals much about you and even though I love these recipes I hope you are left inspired enough to make them your own in some way.  Don’t be shy to experiment on these recipes and include your family when you do this.  Your children will be more open to the discovery process and will be more willing to experiment on different tastes.  By all means, don’t shelter them.  Include them in the journey.

With Love,
Marina
Recipes, Stylist, Food Photographer for OlivesandFeta

Fresh, Vibrant Authentically Mediterranean Cuisine

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by Renee on olivesandfeta
LOOOOVE OLIVES & FETA

What a wonderful blog !!! Everything on point ! Every recipe I have tried from Marina are always spot on , easy, tasty, fresh and delicous ! Oh my her jam drop biscuits just never disappoint and I love how you can use her biscuit base recipe in so many different ways. Thank you Marina .. Mum & I love you !

by Violeta on olivesandfeta
I love Olives & Feta

What I particularly love about your blog and posts are the vibrant photos of delicious Authentic Greek food. Food and recipes which I have grown up with, know are good for us, and are sometimes forgotten in the rush to "just make something for dinner". It's inspiring and a good reminder of happy family times, when a meal brought everyone together.

by Lauren on olivesandfeta
Wonderful blog

Olives and Feta is such a fresh take on healthy food. It’s authentic, the recipes work and it’s always original. I truly enjoy following Marina on insta as well, always and inspiration!

by Tracy on olivesandfeta
Healthy, delicious recipes

Marina’s recipes work! They are healthy, delicious and like her, authentic. I love her blog and follow her Instagram account. Thanks for all the great recipes, tips and stories Marina x

by Μεζετζής on olivesandfeta
Αmazing blog

I particularly like the recipes for they are right up my alley

by Maria Kokkinou on olivesandfeta
I love the photos

The food is delicious and the photos are great!

by Connie on olivesandfeta

Love your delicious and healthy food 👌

by Makos on olivesandfeta
Love all the fusion recipes

Olives and feta combines traditional cuisine with modern trends and creates awesome recipes.

by Maria fotiadis on olivesandfeta

i follow olivesandfeta not for the win..cause i trully beleive in what she does Her food is goooooood guys and would have loved to yry some...

by Kiki on olivesandfeta

Very inspiring Mediterranean recipes, simple delicious!!!!

xxx

Kiki

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