Black-eyed Bean and Spinach Salad ( mavromatika )

Black-eyed peas are wonderful as a soup but you may discover after trying this recipe equally enjoyable as a salad. This recipe is a vegans delight but you may want to know it is a mediterranean staple during the summer. I use dried black-eyed beans soaked in water for 1 to 2 hours. Once they…

Traditional Greek Salad & how to achieve that authentic flavour

Many debate about what goes into a Greek salad in order to reproduce that insanely robust and fresh flavour. What should be agreed upon is that a Greek salad is meant to be uncomplicated and fresh – and by fresh: the tomatoes should be sun-ripened on the vine not rose coloured but vivid deep red,…

Casarecce Pasta tossed in Olives, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Mushrooms

This is a simple Mediterranean pasta dish with both Italian and Greek flavours. Made with kalamata olives, Sun-dried Tomatoes and garlic, it is super easy and bursting with flavours. If your in Australia, Barilla Cassarece Pasta as used for this recipe.So versatile, you can use other mediterranean inspired flavours. If you are going to substitute…

Spanish Chicken with Chorizo

The Classic flavours of Spain are captured in this powerfully tasty dish, effortless to prepare and a healthy one dish meal the whole family will enjoy. To save this pin on Pinterest , click share then Pinterest on the top right hand side. Makes 4-6 serves Cooking Time 1 hour Ingredients 6 thigh fillets with…

Zucchini and Eggplant Moussaka with Creamy Ricotta Bechamel Sauce

A delicious variation of the traditional moussaka. The Eggplant and zucchini layers alternate with a smooth herbed tomato and mince sauce and finally topped with a creamy ricotta bechamel sauce. This version, isn’t oily and heavy, and is richly flavoured with copious amounts of garlic and herbs. The Zucchini and eggplant is grilled not fried…

Never Boring Brown Lentil and Quinoa Salad

If you had to describe what your ideal  salad is what would it be? Is it a fresh green garden salad with a few greens mixed in together. Don’t get me wrong a garden salad serves its purpose but for some people a few leaves wouldn’t hit the mark. I’m that sort of person. When…