Tiropitakia with Dill & Mint Hand-pies | tiropites

Vegetarian

Tiropitakia or Tiropites are found displayed at Greek friend and family gatherings and celebrations. They are so easy to make and what is wonderful about these little ‘tiropitakia’ they store well in the freezer, ready to bake when needed.  The word greek word ‘Tiropitakia’ translates to ‘little cheese pies’ but technically speaking they are ‘little…

Charred Eggplant with Fresh Za’atar Rub yogurt tahini dressing

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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…

Baked Basil and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells

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A hearty and comforting vegetarian pasta meal easy to prepare.  Giant pasta shells are filled with a pillowy light cheese sauce flavoured with plentiful of fresh basil, resting over a hearty tomato sauce.  I won’t like this recipe calls for a lot of basil.  In fact, normally you would find spinach is used with the…

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…

Honey Puffs | Greek Donuts | λουκουμαδες

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Greek honey puffs (λουκουμαδες) served in a delicate rose-water scented honey syrup –  endowed with a golden, crispy shell, and an irresistible spongy, super-airy inner-casing.  You can choose to drizzle with the rosewater honey syrup or sprinkle with cinnamon and crushed walnuts or perhaps dust with icing sugar.   You could even dust with a…

Roasted Mushrooms with Lemon Myrtle and Rosemary Butter

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Mushrooms have a way of absorbing the ingredients around it and in this simple earthy dish, the delicate lemon myrtle and garlic infuse the mushrooms with flavour.  Serve on toast,  or as a complement to a Winter Roast.  Use a variety of mushrooms such as shitake, button and oyster for added interest.      

How to Make a Traditional Hortopita, Greek Spinach Pie | Horiatiki Spanakopita

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This recipe is a true Horiatiki Hortopita – A Greek Traditional Spanakopita, how the women from my village make it. Hortopita is a Greek Spinach pie made with traditional homemade phyllo loaded with various greens like silverbeet & herbs. A true Horiatiki Spanakopita. Travel off the beaten track where the roads wind perilously deep in…

Warm roast pumpkin quinoa & lentil salad

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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…

Spanakorizo Recipe with Tomato and Silverbeet, A greek Style Vegetarian Risotto, Pilaf

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Fall in love with Spanakorizo, a creamy and satisfying Classic Mediterranean Diet Risotto with Silverbeet, Tomato, and served with copious amounts of lemon juice.  I have been making this dish for over 20 years now for my family and they always look forward to eating, especially when they have had a busy day. Some will…

Breakfast Apple and Chia Overnight Oats

Vegetarian

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…

Baked Chickpeas with Egyptian Style Dukkah

Vegetarian

Baked chickpeas with Dukkah seasoning add that extra pizzaz to your meal.  Ideal sprinkled over zucchini, quinoa, couscous or even a dip. A wonderful vegetarian base this recipe is super versatile.  It’s up to you how creative you would like to be. Dukkah is an egyptian condiment consisting of a mixture of herbs, nuts and…

Robust Olive Tapenade

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This Olive Tapenade is not for the faint-hearted. Robust, fresh, and alive it surpasses any store-bought variety.  Highly addictive to eat and I guarantee you it will be devoured.   Perfect served with crackers topped on tasty bread like a baguette or even with your lamb steak. The ingredients may not be that different from…