Mediterranean Spelt & Kalamata Olive Bread

Here is one of my favourite home-made breads I have been making ever since I can remember. To me, it is a little more reminiscent to what traditional olive bread should look and taste like. I have many fond memories of living in a small village in Greece during some of my childhood years, some…

Family friendly Classic Beef Sausage Rolls

This is a super-easy homemade sausage roll recipe that will soon be a favourite for after-school, finger food or to serve as an interesting alternative to boring school sandwiches. The secret is the generous serving of parsley for that distinct fresh home made taste and sautรฉed garlic and onions for a moist and sweeter sausage…

Black-eyed Bean, Spinach and Haloumi Salad

This vibrant salad features black eyed beans which are a protein rich creamy textured white legume, high in iron, folate and B vitamins. Black eyed beans are soft yet firm and flavoursome without having to try too hard and are also distinctively marked with a dark dot like mark. They beans are allowed to marinade…

Lemon Myrtle, Pistachio and Semolina Cookies

Use the leaves of this distinctively lemon scented Australian Native Plant to flavour this delicous shortbread style biscuit. These biscuits are reminiscent of our Australian multicultural heritage. Lemon Myrtle is the quintessential Australian plant, and semolina is a frequent star of European and middle eastern cuisine. So why not merge those, to create a wonderful…

Lemon, Semolina and Yogurt Cake ( Ravani )

Syrup desserts with nuts and semolina are synonymous with Greek cooking. Traditionally they can be quite dense and rich with the rich sugar syrup soaking into the cake. Modern times call for some adjustments. This is a lighter more delicate and less sweet version of this wonderful Greek classic. So grab a second piece because…

Spinach and Feta Dip

This dip is so flavoursome and intensly fresh in taste. It is addictive without the hidden nasties of most dips. So, continue dipping to your hearts desire. Ingredients 40g English Spinach or young silverbeet leaves 3-4 leaves mint ( small quantity ) 1 tbspn lemon juice 1 tbspn pinenuts 2 tbspns olive oil 1/2 cup…

Easy Fig and Plum Mini Galettes

These bold fruit tarts are made with sweet shortcrust pastry folded over the edges onto the ripe plum and fig pudding creating a delicious free-form rustic tart. Rustic gallettes are a summer favourite of seasonal thick juicy slices of stonefruit and figs. If you want to challenge yourself a little, refer to my gluten free…

Chicken Spinach and Tomato Orzo ( Risoni )

A very hearty and satisfying pasta dish. This dish has brought much love to many Greek homes and is a favourite. The chicken is braised in the tomato for a pull apart chicken then he also is gently simmered in the tomato sauce. Cook Time 20 minutes in pressure cooker + 25 mins in medium…

Authentic Greek Lamb Souvlaki, Lamb Skewers

Light up the BBQ or grill for these tender, juicy and flavoursome greek-style lamb skewers. Greeks do enjoy their meat whether it be in the form of chicken, lamb or beef. They have a recipe for just about any dish. When it comes to skewers I always turn to Greek traditional flavours. The best cut…

Easy Mushroom and Cherry Tomato Baked Eggs

An easy dish of baked eggs in a homemade savoury tomato salsa, spinach and mushrooms. This is a satisfying, healthy and tasty meal you will turn to when your famished but don’t want to fuss. There are so many situations that call for it in this busy household. After a morning spent outside gardening, I…