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 salad. This recipe is a vegans delight but you may want to know it is a mediterranean staple during the summer. I use dried black-eyed beans soaked in water for 1 to 2 hours. Once they…

Egyptian Style Dukkah with Roasted Chickpea

This variation of the kosher Dukkah works wonderfully sprinkled over roasted vegetables, quinoa or couscous. It adds that extra pizzaz to your meal. It’s up o uou how creativentounwamt to be and where yoi can use it. Omit the chickpea and it has become your traditional Egyptian spiced Dukkah. Dukkah is an egyptian condiment consisting…

Traditional Greek Salad & how to achieve that authentic flavour

Many debate about what goes into a Greek salad in order to reproduce that insanely robust and fresh flavour. What should be agreed upon is that a Greek salad is meant to be uncomplicated and fresh – and by fresh: the tomatoes should be sun-ripened on the vine not rose coloured but vivid deep red,…

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…

Salmon, Lemon and Dill Philly Bruschettas

Salmon and Lemon & Dill Cream Cheese bruschetta tastes amazing but you will be so glad you tasted this bruschetta. Quality ingredients feature in this simple dish and serve perfectly as dinner appetisers or a lunch. To pin this recipe head over to the end and you will find the pin it button. Try with…

Traditional Fasolada or White Bean Stew

What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Fasolada is a soup made of dried white beans, olive oil and vegetables. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical…

Immune Boosting Mediterranean Herb, Beetroot & Quinoa Salad

Summery salads are not only useful for summer but also have their place during winter. The high nutrient herbs in this salad provide anti-inflammatory benefits and will boost your immune system during the time of year when we are all susceptible to our immune systems being compromised.  What is wonderful though, is that this salad…

Olive Oil Semolina Cake with Rosewater and Lemon Syrup

This European and middle-eastern inspired sweet is similar to the Turkish and Greek Ravani or Revani, and the Egyptian Basbousa. Rosewater is akin to middle-eastern sweets but have toned it down for an understated and subtle presence. Traditional syrup cakes are heavy and laden with sugar, here have played-down the sweetness so don’t be afraid…

Pork and tomato risotto

Perfect date night meal on a cold rainy evening when you simply prefer to stay at home. The pork is gently simmered in a rich tomato based sauce to form a flavoursome base for the risotto. The rice is finally added and stirred through and quietly allowed to absorb the sauce. The portions given easily…

Herb Infused Greek Roast Chicken

This well loved classic dish is delicious and can be easily achieved to perfection by following the easy steps and tips. The chicken is infused in herbs, lemon, garlic and roasted to perfection. Juicy on the inside served with the pan juices and accompanied with classic greek crispy roasted lemon potatoes. What more could one…