Spiced Beef & Vegetable Pasties

Our Spiced beef pasties are bursting with flavour and made a little differently to the traditional cornish pasties that usually entail encasing raw mince and vegetables into pastry. The beef pasties we are going to make use beef bolognese sauce  as the filling – they are leftover from last night’s beef bolognese and pasta dinner. …

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 Tagine Stew

If you are a lover of Mediterranean food, this dish features two Mediterranean staples – 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 mother’s garden, and my…

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…

Greek scrambled eggs with tomatoes, strapatsatha

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…

20-minute tender beef casserole in red wine

This stew is the perfect comfort food.  Tender,  pull-apart beef simmered in a rich and wholesome tomato and wine sauce. There are so many recipes for beef stew, beef casserole,  beef bourguignon, and beef ragu.  They are either simmered for hours over a casserole, in the oven, or a slow cooker.    This recipe negates…

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,…

Vegan Spelt Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti | Greek paximadia

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…

Baked Eggs Shakshuka with tomato sauce and beans

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

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…

Breakfast Apple and Chia Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are a healthy and delicious meal-prep breakfast option.  Easy to prepare, and fun too as the options for the ingredients are endless, and you can just pop them in the jar. No added sugars, just the naturally occurring ones from the fresh fruit, high in fibre, protein and lactose free, although you can…