When you think of pizza you automatically think of that Italian classic with dough base or the healthier modern version made with a cauliflower base. Either way it is a big flat base with various toppings. My aubergine mini pizzas are nothing like that, they are simple and healthy and the aubergine is the base.
This fried beetroot dish is my take on a Greek standard dish served as part of a meze sharing starter or as a side veggie to your main course. Beetroot is available in winter and is often overlooked as a veggie and thought of as something more often found in a pickle jar.
Minced beef with courgettes and hummus is one of my Greek inspired dishes and a real comfort food staple in this house. Any variation of mince is considered standard fare here in Scotland, we are brought up on mince and tatties after-all, but this dish raises the humble mince to new levels.
Beans and pulses as a staple of the Mediterranean diet which is partly why it is such a healthy way of eating. This simple recipe for black eyed beans with spinach and fennel is tasty, healthy and vegetarian too, oh, and it’s Greek as well so that makes it even better in my book!
Simple vegetable dishes are a staple of Mediterranean cooking and these honey roasted courgettes with feta are a little taste of Greek sunshine on a plate. Ideal for serving as part of a meze style starter with other small dishes or as a vegetable side dish to your main course.
Stuffed veggies are very much part of the Mediterranean diet especially in Greece. In our little village we tend to be given the extra peppers, tomatoes and other veggies when friends and neighbours have a glut in their gardens. This easy recipe for stuffed peppers is a great way to use sweet tasty red peppers.
Greek roast chicken with coffee, I can already see the quizzical expression on your faces at the last word there, coffee. Who the hell cooks chicken with coffee? I do. It adds flavour and aids in that all-important moistness of the bird. This recipe calls for Greek coffee which you have to strain carefully before…
Okra in tomato sauce a taste of Greek summer sunshine in the cold of late winter here in the UK. Okra is sometimes called Ladies Fingers and is available in large supermarkets even up here in Ayrshire, Scotland! I love cooking Mediteranean food at any time of year as it’s so healthy and tasty and…