Vegetarian Split-Pea Soup

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This flavourful and warming split-pea soup is made from yellow split peas, a handful of spices, simmered and blended to a creamy smooth consistency.  No ham hocks, or complicated straining.  Greek split-pea soup is made in a similar fashion, except for the addition of the spices here.  A pleasure to make on this particular day, …

Lemon and Almond Jam (no pectin and not marmalade)

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Add a little sunshine to your mornings with this lemon jam.  This lemon and almond jam has a little zing and is not as sweet as others.  Perfect for those who have a  weakness for anything lemon. Autumn is a special time of the year.  Looking out my kitchen window I can slowly see the…

Mediterranean Risoni Salad

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Greek Risoni Salad with baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, plentiful of chopped kalamata olives and finished off with a tasty dressing makes for a quick and tasty meal, ready in 15 minutes.  Make your own variation with whatever you have on hand, orzo is a wonderful substitute to rice. Risoni can also be used as a…

Snapper in a hearty and luscious tomato sauce

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Serve snapper or your favourite fillet fish a little differently tonight, by gently simmering in a luscious and bold Mediterranean-style tomato sauce.  This healthy snapper recipe makes for a hearty meal for the family or no fuss tasty dinner party.  The sauce will never go to waste, as you will joyfully lap it up with…

Greek scrambled eggs with tomatoes, strapatsatha

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For something a little bit different, try this simple greek dish of scrambled eggs and tomatoes or otherwise known as Strapatsatha or kagianas. Use nice ripe tomatoes, grate lightly using a box grater,  reduce on the pan with a little olive oil and then scramble with the eggs.  Strapatsatha or Kagianas is a popular dish from…

Ravani Semolina Cake with Rosewater and Lemon Syrup | Egyptian Basbousa

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Try to resist Ravani or Basbousa, a moist and light semolina syrup cake with a touch of rosewater to enhance the exotic middle-eastern in everyone. This cake is flour-free, coconut free and made with yoghurt and semolina flour.  It should be noted semolina syrup cakes are popular everywhere around the middle-east as well as Eastern…

Whole Snapper Baked with Mediterranean Style on a bed of herbs

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This baked whole snapper makes for a majestic dinner meal worthy to be displayed as the centrepiece dish on your dinner table. Snapper is steam baked cradled on a bed of herbs. Sealed,  to lock in all the moisture and flavours you have added the result being a tender, moist and flavoursome seafood dish. Garlic,…

Vegan Spelt Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti | Greek paximadia

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This is a quick and easy to make butter-free, vegan biscotti, made with the addition of cranberries and piatachios. You don’t have to dip this type of biscotti in coffee tea or milk but it’s certainly tastes amazing if you do. This is a Greek version of biscotti made without any butter as well contains…

Gluten-free chocolate sweet potato biscuits

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A moist and tasty biscuit or breakfast cookie made with healthy wheat-free lentil and almond-flour. The addition of sweet potato puree makes these biscuits extra tender and lightly sweet. Our chocolate sweet potato biscuits make a great guilt-free snack or breakfast cookie loaded with taste and goodness. What else does one need? We have added…

Baked Eggs Shakshuka with tomato sauce and beans

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Baked eggs Shakshuka with tomato sauce and beans make for a bright and spicy start to the day with simple, healthy ingredients. Can be eaten with a slice of your favourite bread or on its own. This middle-eastern inspired dish of baked eggs, hearty tomato sauce and made as a complete filling meal with the…

Warm roast pumpkin quinoa & lentil salad

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You don’t need to be vegetarian to enjoy this warm roast pumpkin, quinoa and lentil salad.  This colourful warm salad is perfect for those autumn days where the days are slowly becoming a little shorter, and the air a little cooler.  Enjoying salads in the cooler weather is even more important as they are loaded…

Healthy Grilled Eggplant Layered and Stacked with Herbed Ground Beef | A Quick mid-week meal

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Stacks of succulent grilled eggplant are layered with a tasty herb loaded Ground Beef & tomato sauce to make a hearty, decadent and healthy meal. The eggplant absorbs the middle-eastern inspired sauce infused with herbs and spices.  If you haven’t had grilled eggplant before, when prepared right it is crispy brown on the outside and…