Youvarelakia –  Greek Meatball Soup

Youvarelakia – Greek Meatball Soup

Youvarelakia – a classic Greek Meatball Soup.
Its one of those heart warning dishes that its simple, quick to make and utterly delicious.
In my version of the Youvarelakia I just add fresh lemon juice at the end. It takes me back to my childhood and makes me happy!

I hope you enjoy it! x

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Melomakarona – Greek Christmas Cookies

Melomakarona – Greek Christmas Cookies

Melomakarona are a traditional Greek Christmas cookie. They are loved all over Greece and we make them every year – the house fills with the aromas of orange, honey, cinnamon….
The word Melomakarona, is a two word word – ‘meli’ means honey and ‘makarona’ means blessed (it comes from the ancient word ‘makaria’).
Try them…you will love them!

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Spanakorizo – Greek Spinach & Rice

Spanakorizo – Greek Spinach & Rice

If you are looking for a simple, healthy, quick and delicious weeknight meal look no further… Spanakorizo (spinach & rice) is an authentic, traditional Greek vegetarian meal consisting of just a few ingredients.

This dish is very popular in Greece and it incorporates low cost ingredients, easy preparation and its so yummy! Its super healthy too, as its packed with the “superfood” spinach and rice which is low in saturated fats and cholesterol. There are variations to this dish as you can add tomato to it too – here our version is the one without the addition of tomato.

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Fakes – Greek Lentil Soup

Fakes – Greek Lentil Soup

Fakes is a traditional staple of the Greek cuisine. This lentil soup is healthy, high in protein and iron, cheap to make and very comforting. Its definitely a trademark vegetarian Greek dish and we love it! Supporting healthier eating habits?….well, this is definitely a dish worth making!

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Tyropita – Greek Cheese Pie

Tyropita – Greek Cheese Pie

Greeks love pies! ….This is the easiest cheese pie ever! We serve it as a snack, starter or you can even serve it as a main course with a Greek salad.
Its easy to make and absolutely delicious!

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Greek Spetzofai – Sausages and Peppers in Tomato Sauce

Greek Spetzofai – Sausages and Peppers in Tomato Sauce

Spetzofai, is a traditional Greek dish, from the Pelion area of Central Greece.
There are a lot of variations of this dish and in Pelion, they make spetzofai by adding aubergines on the dish….we like to keep it just with peppers.
Its a delicious, sharing dish and you can make it as spicy as you like!
Its best enjoyed, with some crusty bread to mop up all the yummy juices.
Enjoy!

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Spanakopita – Greek Spinach & Feta Pie

Spanakopita – Greek Spinach & Feta Pie

Greeks love pies! If you have visited Greece, I am sure you have tried this classic!
Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta pie….in Greece we serve it as a snack, starter or you can even serve it as a main course with a Greek salad.
Its easy to make and absolutely delicious!
I am sure it will bring back a lot of memories!

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Briam – A glorious traditional Greek vegetable dish

Briam – A glorious traditional Greek vegetable dish

A traditonal Greek dish – Briam is a baked vegetable dish packed with flavour! Its the perfect dish to make for any time of the year but particularly in the summer as aubergines and courgettes are at their best.
This dish is vegan, vegetarian, gluten – free, low carb and absolutely delicious!
In Greece we eat it as a main meal with (yes, you guessed it) a good chunk of feta cheese and crusty bread.
You will love it!

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Tyropitakia – Greek Cheese Pies

Tyropitakia – Greek Cheese Pies

Tyropitakia – These Greek cheese pies should come with a warning…they are extremely delicious and therefore addictive!
I am sharing with you my Mama’s recipe – we make them together very often as the whole family love them.
Simple to make and you can be creative with the filling by adding finely chopped spinach, finely chopped cooked meats etc
I am sure you will love them!

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Koulourakia – My mama’s cookies

Koulourakia – My mama’s cookies

This is my Mama’s recipe – every time I am in Greece we will enjoy them together with our morning coffee and then again in the afternoon.
They are easy to make and they will keep in an airtight container for a week or so – well…these koulourakia never last that long in our house!
Enjoy!

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