• Bread

    Focaccia bread recipe

    Focaccia is a flat oven baked Italian bread, similar to pizza dough. I actually use the same recipe for focaccia and pizza Focaccia is a very flavored bread because it is seasoned with olive oil, salt and herbs like oregano and rosemary. It may be also topped with other ingredients like onions, cheese or meet. Focaccia can be used as table bread, as a base for pizza or to prepare delicious sandwiches. Focaccia is a very tasty bread and it can be served also as a snack or appetizer. Focaccia is also the easiest bread recipe I know 🙂 Ingredients for focaccia bread recipe (for a 25/35sqm baking tray): –        …

  • appetizers and snacks,  savory pies and quiches

    Greek zucchini pie with feta cheese (Kolokithopita)

    This Greek zucchini pie with feta cheese is a juicy and flavorful summer delight! It is made from zucchini, feta cheese, Greek yogurt, fresh herbs and crispy phyllo dough. I used fresh parsley and dill but you can also add fresh mint or dried oregano. This delicious Greek zucchini pie with feta cheese is also easy to make. You can prepare your own homemade phyllo dough but it’s easier to buy it :). To prepare the filling you have first to grate the zucchini and allow them to rest for about 20-30 minutes. Then you have to squeeze the zucchini very well, otherwise the filling will be too moist. You…

  • desserts,  pies

    Cheese and raisin pie

    Cheese and raisin pie, Romanian cheese and raisin pie, sweet cheese and raisin pie Very tender and flavorful, this cheese and raisin pie is one of my favorite desserts. It’s a wonderful combination of tender pastry, sweet and vanilla flavored quark cheese and raisins. The dough is a kind of shortcrust pastry but I used less butter and I added a bit of yogurt. So, the result is a less crumbly but more tender crust. This cheese and raisin pie is also easy to make. For the crust you have to mix soft butter and sugar, then add egg, yogurt and flour with baking powder and a pinch of salt.…

  • main course,  pork

    Meat stuffed zucchini boats

    Tender zucchini stuffed with juicy meat, topped with cheese and baked to perfection make the perfect dinner! I love these meat stuffed zucchini boats. They are absolutely delicious and quite easy to make with a handful of ingredients. I used ground pork for filling but you can also use ground beef, chicken or turkey. You may serve these delicious meat stuffed zucchini boats warm, for lunch or for dinner, topped with sour cream. Yummy! If you like stuffed zucchini, you should also try feta cheese stuffed zucchini. Ingredients for meat stuffed zucchini boats: – 4 medium zucchini (1.2-1.3 kg) – 600 gr ground pork (or beef/ chicken/ turkey) – 50…

  • appetizers and snacks,  main course,  vegetables

    Feta cheese stuffed zucchini boats

    Incredibly tender and flavorful, stuffed with feta cheese and topped with cherry tomatoes, these zucchini are a summer delight. Feta cheese stuffed zucchini are also easy to make and I think the most “difficult” part is to scoop out the center pulp :). Reserve the pulp because you are going to use it to prepare the filling. Beside the zucchini pulp, the filling is made from feta cheese, onion, carrot, eggs and fresh dill. I also added about 20 gr of semolina to thicken the filling. I seasoned the filling with salt and pepper but you can also add paprika, dried oregano or dried thyme, mint or parsley. You may…

  • appetizers and snacks,  beef,  main course

    Keftedes – Greek meatballs recipe

    Keftedes recipe, Greek meatballs recipe Incredibly juicy and tender, flavorful and absolutely delicious, these Greek meatballs (Keftedes) are a hit! Keftedes are a Greek appetizer made from ground beef (or a mixture of beef and pork), flavored with parsley, mint and oregano. Mint is what makes these meatballs so special. They have a subtle mint flavor which goes perfectly with the other ingredients. We love meatballs and I’ve tested many meatballs recipes. I can tell you for sure that Keftedes are the best! Traditionally, Keftedes are served as an appetizer with Tzatziki sauce and pita bread. You can also serve Keftedes as a main course with your favorite garnish or…

  • salads,  vegan

    Tabbouleh salad recipe

    Tabbouleh salad recipe, Lebanese Tabbouleh recipe, Tabouli salad recipe, How to make Tabbouleh salad, easy Tabbouleh salad Very tasty, flavorful and refreshing, Tabbouleh salad became one of my favorite salads. It’s also very easy to make and you really have to give it a try! Tabbouleh salad is a Lebanese vegetarian dish made with tomatoes, parsley, mint, bulgur, onion and, sometimes, cucumber. It is seasoned with salt, olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Bulgur is a nutty tasting grain made from whole wheat kernels that have been parboiled. It is similar to rice and couscous but it has a higher nutritional value. Being parboiled, it is very easy to…

  • appetizers and snacks,  savory pies and quiches

    Feta cheese and zucchini quiche recipe

    Crumbly crust stuffed with feta cheese and zucchini and topped with sweet and a little sourish cherry tomatoes, this quiche is absolutely delicious. You really have to try it! I used feta cheese for stuffing but you can also use quark cheese or other similar cheese and add salt to taste. The dough is quite easy to make, more tasty than store bought dough. It is made with flour, cold butter, egg yolks, a bit of salt and a few tablespoons of water. You should use twice as much flour as butter by weight and all the ingredients must be cold. The best way to prepare the dough is to…

  • desserts

    Basic shortcrust pastry recipe

    Basic shortcrust pastry recipe, how to make shortcrust pastry, sweet pastry Shortcrust pastry is an important recipe because it can be used for a variety of sweet and savory pies, tarts or quiches. Shortcrust pastry it is made from flour, butter, egg, a pinch of salt and, if necessary, a few tablespoons of very cold water. If you want to prepare a sweet pastry, you should add also powdered sugar, your favored flavors and lemon zest. Shortcrust pastry is very easy to make but you have to follow a few rules: You should use twice as much flour as butter by weight and all the ingredients must be cold. The…

  • appetizers and snacks,  salads

    Celery root, carrot and apple salad

    Celery root, carrot and apple salad with yogurt dressing, easy celery root, carrot and apple salad, yogurt salad dressing, how to make celery root salad Crispy and refreshing, celery root, carrot and apple salad is of my favorite salads. It’s very easy to make with just a few ingredients. Celery root, carrot and apple salad it is usually made with mayonnaise. I choose a lighter version, with a yogurt dressing. My yogurt dressing is made of yogurt, boiled egg yolk, vegetable oil, mustard and lemon juice and seasoned with salt and pepper. It really taste like mayonnaise but it’s lighter J. I love this yogurt dressing because I can use…