Raspberry and Strawberry Rossettes

Vibrant and delicious Rasberry compote delicately flavoured with a touch of citrus generously oozes around the bread swirls. Scrolls are nice, but these rosettes are unashamedly scrumptious. An exceptional tea-time accompaniment, the simple berry compote sweetens the rosette shaped bread and is a welcome sight.  Feel free to increase or decrease your compote. This is…

Banana, Orange and Seed Bread

Treat yourself to this moist and decadent banana bread.  There are so many varied textures and flavours each bite demands your attention. Subtle notes of orange, walnuts, soft dates and seeds work beautifully together.   A typical banana cake recipe could have been provided, but we would be wasting time. There are plenty of perfectly…

Double baked Seed and Quinoa Crackers

These little beauties came into being one weekend after buying the worst tasting natural, gmo, yeast, gluten, vegan, low calorie, and everything possible ommited and very pricey – crackers. I must say I was fraught  with danger, when I placed the cracker in my mouth. It’s super-excited  dry texture had clung to my mouth and…

Beef Bourguignonne Burgundy

Tender, juicy meat cooked in red wine, mushrooms, small pickling onions, thyme and herbs. A classic french dish designed to comfort on those cold winter evenings. 🍷🍃 I have made this using my pressure cooker. Pressure cookers trap heat which raises  the temperature faster. The higher temperature helps the food to cook faster. The liquid…

Flavour Packed Veggie Pastie

So, so versatile…. Perfect for a packed picnic, afternoon-tea or a lunch. Include chicken and it makes a delicious dinner time meal with salad. Freeze uncooked in a sealed container they are perfect for unexpected guests. Throw them in the oven along with some tiropitakia ( cheese puffs) and you have home-made warm finger food….

Snow-capped Drunk Kourambiethes – Shortbread. Κουραμπιέδες.

A sugar powder coated shortbread inspired from Greece. There are many variations, this take on the Greek favourite certainly won’t disappoint.  It’s heavy dusting of icing sugar to form distinctive mountain peaks, a nutty, buttery texture also lightly laced with Brandy or ouzo is certainly an occasion biscuit. You can make them crescent-shaped, triangle, square…

Chickpea Skordalia Mash

Spectacular Modern and lower carb version of a Greek favourite skordalia ( σκορδολια ). Skordalia, is a Greek version of mashed potatoes with loads and loads of garlic and olive oil. The boiled and mashed potato has crushed garlic, olive oil drizzled and whipped though it.  Try this modern take of skordalia. Greek skordalia, is…

Healthy and Delicious Tuna Patties

Vegan, Egg free, Paleo and Gluten free tuna patties. This clean eating, delicious and simple recipe is a perfect way to incorporate more seafood into your diet. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself regularly making them. Fabulous for lunch, or finger food they are a wonderful healthy meal and also perfect if you like…

Classic Greek Lemon and White Wine Marinade.

Have you ever wondered why the chicken tastes so wonderful in Greek chicken souvlakia ( kebabs ) or grilled chicken? The secret is in the marinade. Allow to marinade chicken  overnight. Bake, grill pan fry the chicken and you will achieve that classic Greek flavour. A dry white wine is generally used. Like a Sauvignon…

Spelt and Four Seed Loaf

Prepared in three minutes using a food processor it is fluffy moist and so tasty. Incorporating seeds into home-made bread add so much flavour and texture. Dont underestimate the value of adding your favourite seeds in the bread. There is a general misconception that making bread is daunting.  Investing in a food processor is worthwhile…

Herbed Portobello Mushroom Cup

Perfect breakfast or satisfying snack minus the guilt. If your a fan of mushrooms then you will come to adore this variation to the traditional sauteed mushroom. Ingredients 4 large Portobello Mushrooms 1 large egg 1/2 small tomato chopped 4 tbspns finely chopped parsley Pinch salt nd pepper Spray olive oil Method Wash mushrooms cut…