Yoghurt Tea Cake

An easy one-bowl loaf cake with crushed fragrant tea and yoghurt for that perfectly moist, tender crumb. An irresistibly moist yoghurt cake is given the final touch with a zesty light orange icing.  No special equipment is needed, made in one bowl and flavoured with tea from your pantry it will become your easy go-to…

Easy and Delicious Avocado Dip

This creamy show-stopper avocado dip conveniently comes together in less than five minutes.  With the summer season upon us and Christmas Holidays only around the corner, Australia is brimming with life for the outdoors.  I’m hoping everyones BBQs are getting a spring clean and the sparkly supplies are in the fridge ready for those afternoon…

Hummus Dip – your new favourite dip

This creamy hummus recipe is my favourite by far. So much better than store-bought, and so easy to create. Made with all-natural ingredients you will never add hummus dip into your shopping trolley ever again. If you haven’t been a fan of hummus dip, perhaps you haven’t tried this one.  Once you make this simple…

Traditional Baklava with Honey

My family originates from the  Laconian region of Greece make this baklava recipe with layers of crispy flaky phyllo pastry soaked in a lemon honey syrup and a cinnamon and clove nut mixture of pistachios, almonds and walnuts. This is the iconic baklava, the one you will want to make over and over. An easy…

Tiropita with Herbs, Feta and Puff Pastry Tart

A Delicate herb and feta cheese puff pastry tart made with plentiful of tender fresh herbs from the garden and feta cheese.  Dill, mint, shallots and feta are cradled in flakey crumbly puff pastry. On your table in 30 minutes you will be blown away by the taste and the ease it was to make. …

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. …

Gluten-Free Coconut and Pineapple Cake

Crushed Pineapple and Coconut are perfect companions in this refreshing tropical themed cake. The coconut combines with the batter to make a soft spongey crumb whilst the pineapple makes it super moist.   Its summer here in Australia and the warm days have already set-in.  This gorgeous and yet simple tea-cake is both refreshing and light…

Grilled Eggplant with Halloumi and tomato sauce

This simple eggplant with halloumi and tomato sauce dish is delicious made with passata tomatoes simmered in garlic and spices and finally topped with grilled halloumi cheese.  A Classic vegetarian dish ticking all the right boxes for healthy Mediterranean style cooking. If you have already made 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗸𝗮 for the week and have an overflowing supply…

Spiced Meatballs in Tomato Sauce: Soutzoukakia Smyrneika

Melt-in-your-mouth Smyrneika Soutzoukakia are comforting meatballs with notes of cinnamon and cumin in a luscious, thick tomato sauce.  ‘Σουτζουκακια σμυρνεικα’ originate from the Greeks of Smyrna, Turkey (now named Izmir).  What makes these Middle-Eastern Spiced meatballs a favourite is the rich and hearty depth of flavour enhanced by the cinnamon and cumin.  The meatballs are…

Tiropitakia tiropites, Greek Feta Cheese Pies

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…

Coffee Date Cake with Espresso Icing

 A deliciously moist cake with espresso-soaked dates, scattered walnuts and a silky espresso glaze. For the coffee addition, I like to use freshly brewed espresso coffee from the coffee machine.  You can get away with using instant coffee in the cake itself, but you will certainly appreciate using freshly brewed coffee in the glaze.  This…