Vegetarian Split-Pea Soup

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, …

Charred Eggplant with Fresh Za’atar Rub yogurt tahini dressing

Grilled charred eggplant is a staple in our home.  Its firm skin protects its creamy interior and will absorb any flavouring you add to it during the cooking process. Inspired by Za’tar, a middle-eastern thyme-  and sesame- based spice blend, have instead used freshly picked thyme & oregano, blended the leaves with toasted sesame seeds…

Mediterranean One-Pan Chicken and Eggplant Stack

If your a lover of Mediterranean food, this dish features two Mediterranean staples – the eggplant and tomato.  Eggplants and tomatoes spell summer, and to me, it is not summer without eggplants or tomatoes accompanied in a dish. Eggplants are grown in my garden every summer, as did at my greek mothers garden, and my…

Dukkah-Spiced Pumpkin and Haloumi Salad

A hearty winter salad of roasted pumpkin and capsicum, halloumi, rocket, corn with Crunchy Dukkah seasoning.  This salad, will not disappoint served as a side, or a filling lunchtime meal. This Pumpkin and Haloumi Salad with Dukkah will add vibrance and warmth to your meal during the cooler months and will keep you nutrient loaded…

Greek Chickpea Soup, ρεβιθια σουπα με λεμονι

This Greek Chickpea Soup is ideal for when the days are starting to shorten, become colder and the evenings are chilly.  It is a satisfying and heartwarming dish which happens to have an impressive nutritional profile perfect for also warding off the seasonal cold and flu. This stew has a creamy texture, simmered with base…

Snapper in a hearty and luscious tomato sauce

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…

Whole Snapper Baked with Mediterranean Style on a bed of herbs

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,…

tuna and chickpea patties – vegan and without potato

 Tasty vegan, egg-free,  and gluten-free tuna patties. Tuna patties, tuna burgers, tuna cakes or fish cakes whatever you prefer to call them they are easy to make, delicious and a great healthy low carb meal. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself regularly making them, as they taste wonderful. Fabulous for lunch, or make smaller…

Drinking Coffee: Benefits, Nutrition and Some Risks

To drink or not to drink coffee and the debate as to whether it is good or bad for us has been controversial throughout the years.  In this quick article we have a look at the health benefits of drinking coffee, are there types of coffees that are better ( or worse ) for us,…

Vegan Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti (παξιμάδια )

Greeks have a love affair with paximadia and I am one of them. Greek Biscotti are a staple of greek cuisine and are an everyday well-loved cookie. I have added cranberries and pistachios to this very traditional biscotti.  Omit if you like but we find their tartness to be a welcome surprise. My mother would…