Eat and Drink
Here I'll be offering recipes that are Greek or Mediterranean-inspired; quick, easy but not always necessarily purely authentic. Here's why...
First things first - please understand, I am not a professional chef. I don't own a restaurant nor have I published any cookbooks (my own family Shutterfly one doesn't count).
I am neither a purist nor much of a fundamentalist when it comes to recipes. I am a person who gets home from work and wants to be eating in 30-40 minutes so I don't get cranky.
I am also someone who is fairly lazy, and as a result, I've become quite adept at Iron Chef-ing together bits and pieces from whatever I have around.
"A can of white beans, six cherry tomatoes, half an onion, some naan and a pork chop. Allez cuisine!"
I tinker. I look for workarounds ("I know the recipe says 50 minutes in the oven, but can I make it work on a stove top in half the time?"). I generally futz around until I find something I like.
Online recipes are my number-one source of inspiration. One of the most-used phrases heard in my kitchen is "I FOUND IT ON PINTEREST! EAT IT!"
Many of the recipes will be more Greekish than classic, as there are already mountains of wonderful traditional Greek cookbooks out there for folks who want a purely authentic Greek food experience.
Greens and Eggs - April 2023
Easy Kokoras Kokkinistos (Chicken and Hilopites) - December 2022
Byzantine Honey Fritters - October 2022
Greek Coffee Culture - July 2022
Lemony Yogurt Dessert - February 2022
Varvara - Wheat Berry Breakfast & Dessert - November 2020
Recipe Contest Winner - Eggplant Fans - August 2021
Tsoureki French Toast - April 2021
Breakfast Trachana/Trahana - January 2021
Yaprakia (Dolmathes) - Stuffed Grape Leaves - December 2020
Ancient Greek Pancakes - Tiganites - October 2020
Naxos Beach Cocktail - August 2020
Recipe Contest Winner - Youvarlakia - August 2020
Greek Sour Cherry Cocktail - March 2020
Mediterranean Power Bowls - January 2020
Lathera (Vegetables in Olive Oil) - January 2020
Greek Chicken and Orzo - January 2020
Mediterranean Diet Shopping List - January 2020
Greekish Christmas Dessert Board - December 2019
Mediterranean Charcuterie Board - December 2019
Pasta Souvlaki Style - November 2019
Greek Pasta Primavera - November 2019
Anchovy Pasta - November 2019
Bean and Broccoli Pasta - November 2019
Ground Lamb Flatbreads - September 2019
Shrimp Dakos - August 2019
Greek Nachos - August 2019
Incredibly Easy Homemade Plum and Cherry cordials - August 2019
Kagianas with Pancetta - June 2019