Top Greek Restaurants in Brisbane & Gold Coast -2019


Greek Restaurants in Brisbane rated by their atmosphere, authenticity, unique presentation, the use of fresh and vibrant ingredients and service.  What is it about Greek Cuisine that makes it unique?  It is not only the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, but the secret to it is also tied to the people who consume it the…

Delish Baklava Rolls (Cigars)


A rolled nut and pastry sweet soaked in aromatic honey syrup. They are perfectly with a cup of espresso or perhaps to be truly authentic a Turkish or Greek Coffee. Traditionally your first impression of a Baklava Cigar is its sweetness. This version though, you will be captivated by the aromas, tastes of the nuts…

How to make an Incredible Italian Spaghetti Bolognese


Spaghetti Bolognese is known and loved by many around the world.  It is quintessential to many Italian dishes like tagliatelle al ragu, the Bolognese iconic dish or wonderful on baked potatoes. This Spaghetti Bolognese recipe forms the base to a truly memorable lasagne as it can only be made from an equally incredible Bolognese sauce. …

Black-eyed Bean and Spinach Salad ( mavromatika )


Black-eyed peas are wonderful as a soup but you may discover after trying this recipe equally enjoyable as a cool bean salad. This black eyed bean recipe is a vegans delight as it falls in the legume family but  it also makes a healthy Mediterranean diet friendly meal during the summer. I use dried black-eyed…

Baked Chickpeas with Egyptian Style Dukkah


Baked chickpeas with Dukkah seasoning add that extra pizzaz to your meal.  Ideal sprinkled over zucchini, quinoa, couscous or even a dip. A wonderful vegetarian base this recipe is super versatile.  It’s up to you how creative you would like to be. Dukkah is an egyptian condiment consisting of a mixture of herbs, nuts and…

Stuffed baked tomatoes and capsicum – Γεμιστα.


Yemista or gemista pronounced “yeh-mee-stah” which means ‘stuffed’ are tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini, capsicum or even potatoes filled with a perfect proportion of rice, herbs and minced beef. Paired with your favourite seasonal vegetable the options are endless. This recipe is traditional and authentic with ingredients readily available in Australia. Greece is synonymous for dishes which…