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Red Beet Salad

Red Beet Salad

Red beets are a very healthy vegetable containing tons of vitamin A & C, Betaine, folic acid, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and phosperous. Medical studies have shown that beets in your diet help protect your body against heart disease. Basically they are a great food. This is a very quick and easy salad/carpaccio to make, […]

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caponata

Sicilian Style Caponata

Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant dish consisting of chopped cooked vegetables, capers and olives, often served with seafood. The original recipe calls for vinegar and fried eggplants but I prefer the more simple version. There are many ways to prepare caponata and it can be served in a variety of dishes, such as a simple […]

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Pirozhki

Pirozhki is a typical Russian/ eastern European individual-sized baked or fried bun stuffed with a variety of fillings, but primarily meat. My Greek grandma makes these frequently, and stores them in the freezer, and I remember eating them as a kid as an afternoon snack. Being one of my grandma’s recipes the amount of Pirozhki, […]

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Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Pudding is a traditional English “pudding” which is commonly served with roast meats and gravy. It is not a pudding in the conventional sense but can be describes as more similar to a souffle, but without the cheese. Ingredients 140g All purpose flour 4 Eggs 200ml Milk 1 Tea spoon salt Pepper Vegetable oil […]

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Quiche Lorraine

Although known as a classic French dish, the quiche originated in Germany. The word quiche means “cake” which came from the German word Kuchen. Today, quiche is considered as typically French. However, savory custards in pastry were known in English cuisine at least as early as the fourteenth century. Ingredients 250g Ham (prosciutto cotto sliced […]

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Fried Potatoes with Mushrooms Medley

This is a perfect side dish, that you may expand and turn into a full meal as well. Ingredients 500g Potatoes 500g Mushrooms mixed (porcini, oyster mushrooms, button mushrooms, shiitake, chanterelles, etc) 1 Onion Olive Oil & butter (for sauté) Salt & Pepper to taste 1/4 Cup of chopped parsley Preparation Peel the potatoes and […]

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Greek Style Fisherman Soup

We used to make this type of soup in the summers in Greece growing up. It is a poor soup nothing fancy but very flavorful and healthy. It features all ingredients and their pure taste as they are not covered by intense spices or sauces. Ingredients Fish Soup 800g – 1kg of Fresh whole fish […]

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Fresh Summer Lentil Salad

Lentils have been one of the first crops domesticated in the Ner East ca. 9,500 to 13,000 years ago. Nowadays there are many different types of lentils ranging in colors from yellow to red-orange to green, brown and black. They also vary greatly in size and are sold in many forms, with or without the […]

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Pesto di Pistacchio

There are many variations of the classic Genoa sauce of pesto. One of these is the Pesto di Pistacchio (pistachio pesto). Originally this can be found on the island of Sicily, where it is called “Pesto di Pistacchi del Bronte” from the area of Bronte, which is the Italian capital of the pistachio. Ingredients Pesto […]

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Seared Tuna on Avocado Salad & Rice

Seared Tuna on Avocado Salad & Rice

Ingredients 2 Tuna Steaks (sushi grade) 2 Ripe Avocados 1/2 – 1 cup of sesame seeds 1 1/2 Cups of rice (Japanese or other short grain rice) 2 Tablespoons chopped dill (plus extra for garnish) 1 Tablespoon of rice vinegar or other white vinegar 3/4 Tablespoon of sugar 1/2 Teaspoon of salt Salt & Pepper […]

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