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, …

Mediterranean One-Pan Chicken and Eggplant Stack

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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…

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…

Red Wine Apple Cake

Apples these days are in-season most of the year and what better way than to make use of this fruit by incorporating into a lovely poached wine apple cake.  The thick slices of poached apple in red wine are cradled in a lovely light and tenderly flavoured spiced wine cake perfect as part of an…

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…

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…

Chicken Laksa Soup

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You must try this Chicken Laksa Soup Recipe if you can at least once. There is something inherently pleasing about digging into a nice bowl of laksa, with its rich, fragrant and a little spicy creaminess.  This laksa soup is complete with all the toppings you would find in a classic Laksa Dish. My daughter’s…

Γεμιστα – Stuffed baked tomatoes and capsicum – Yemista

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Yemista or gemista 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 feature fresh,…

Vegan Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti (παξιμάδια )

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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…