Spanakopita Recipe for Beginners | a healthy recipe big on Flavour

Spanakopita is a popular greek savoury pie of primarily spinach, herbs and feta cheese encased in sheets of phyllo dough.  This recipe has been adapted to use commercial phyllo dough that you can find at your supermarket.  It is easy, healthy and big on that Mediterranean flavour. I made this recipe for my non-greek followers…

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…

Hearty Italian Minestrone Soup

 Make this chunky and nourishing thick minestrone soup in your kitchen, for those chilly winter months when a hearty meal is needed to revive the body and mind. The Italians gave it the name ‘Minestrone’ meaning to administer ( or ministrare ).  Traditionally, the head of the household would serve the soup from a large…

Γεμιστα – Stuffed baked tomatoes and capsicum – Yemista

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 )

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…

Vegetable Casserole Stew Recipe with Potatoes, Beans and Eggplant (καπαμας με πατατες και μελιτζανες

Hearty, warming vegetable stew, perfect for those cooler nights. Warm and intoxicating tomato stew with potatoes,  zucchini and melt-in-your-mouth bites of eggplant.  Usually served with a nice loaf of bread, ripped through and dunked generously into the delectable sauce. This stew traditionally consists of aubergines, zucchini, yellow potatoes, ochra and beans. The vegetables in Southern…