Kefalonitiki Stouba – Feta Cheese Spread from Kefalonia

On National Feta Day (June 14th) I thought that I would introduce you to a very easy feta cheese spread that is a regional recipe from Kefalonia, called “kefalonitiki stouba” - «κεφαλλονίτικη στούμπα». Kefalonitiki Stouba My pappou Dionysi used to make a huge batch of this every year & I loved to eat it with … Continue reading Kefalonitiki Stouba – Feta Cheese Spread from Kefalonia

Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Mousse

Who doesn’t love the combination of cream cheese and smoked salmon? In New York, we always called it lox. Especially if it came on a bagel! Well here is an elegant appetizer version that is bright, refreshing & barely any carbs at all! And the best of all is that it is actually super simple … Continue reading Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Mousse

Gravlax

Have you ever heard of gravlax? I hadn't! But one afternoon, I had seen an article in the food section of the New York Times about gravlax. I love lox. They looked similar. And so, my interest was peaked! Gravlax is Nordic in origin and the traditional way to make it is to bury it … Continue reading Gravlax

Tiropita (Feta Cheese Pie) without Phyllo

Most people outside of Greece are familiar with a tiropita (feta cheese pie) that is wrapped in crispy phyllo dough, whether as individual hand pies or as one large pan sized pita. Tiropita without phyllo, as a quick bread. Here is another popular version that is made without the phyllo. It is a bit more … Continue reading Tiropita (Feta Cheese Pie) without Phyllo

Baked Brie

Who doesn’t love the decadence of a baked Brie? I found the cutest individually sized Brie cheese wheels at the market. They each fit into the palm of my hand! Picked these little ones up at Trader Joe’s. My mother always made a big one for parties and holidays, wrapped in puff pastry and baked … Continue reading Baked Brie

Portobello Mushroom Galette with Purslane & Truffle Goat Cheese

I made the loveliest of savory galettes last night as a side dish for dinner using my almond flour pastry dough. I used portobello mushrooms, lovely purslane, shallots & garlic, truffle goat cheese & pine nuts. I mean who says that keto has to be boring! I felt like I was having a gourmet meal. … Continue reading Portobello Mushroom Galette with Purslane & Truffle Goat Cheese

Greek Village Salad – Horiatiki Salata

In the United States there is this misconception of what a traditional Greek salad is. In Greece, and in our homes, when making a Greek salad, we don't like to mix our tomatoes with our lettuce. I actually feel as if the tomato is dirtying up my lettuce or the other way around. So the … Continue reading Greek Village Salad – Horiatiki Salata

Tzatziki – Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip

Tzatziki is by far the most beloved of all Greek dips and spreads! I know that it is mine. We will eat it with gyro and souvlaki, dip our french fries and pita bread in it, and even vegatables. It is super versatile and very healthy for you. As we know, Greek yogurt is quite … Continue reading Tzatziki – Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip