Lamb stuffed cabbage leaves are comfort food to me. They give you the welcome illusion of spring time with the vibrant green colour of the cabbage leaves, but the warming spicy minced lamb inside is sheer winter warmer stuff. A great combination at this time of year or any time for that matter really.
Roasted aubergine soup is comforting, warming and healthy too; a great way to start the New Year. With it’s aubergines, peppers and oregano and thyme this is a bit of a Greek style recipe and is rather apt since I’m off to lovely Creek this weekend for a few weeks.
Kourabiethes are those gorgeous little Greek Christmas biscuits that are very much a type of shortbread so they tick all the boxes for this blog being both Greek biscuits but based on good old fashioned Scottish shortbread, what could be better!
Beef Stefado is my ultimate comfort food. This Greek stew is packed with aromatic herbs and spices and will warm your senses and your tummy on the coldest of nights. For me it will transport me from the snowy cold we have here in Scotland to my beloved Agia Galini with just one taste.
Since I’m in Crete just now I thought I’d share this simple and very traditional Cretan recipe with you. Dakos are a bit like the Italian bruschetta, but instead of being made with a toasted bread base these are made on barley rusks. You could use wholemeal bread rolls split in two and dried out…
Spinach and feta are well known as Greek ingredients, but chickpeas are often used in cooking there too. These spinach and feta chickpea pancakes use chickpea flour (gram flour) instead of the usual plain stuff so are super healthy.
Dips are such a big part of the Greek menu, no self respecting Meze would be without them. Traditional Tzatziki made with cucumber has to be one of the most popular dips in the world, but there is nothing to say you can’t change things around a bit here and there and give tradition a…
Stuffed vegetables are very popular in Greece, from courgettes (and their flowers) to aubergines, peppers and of course tomatoes. My super simple prawn stuffed tomato dish is my wee fishy take on a Greek classic.