Roasted Balsamic Broccoli

Broccoli is that vegetable that you either loved or hated as a kid. While as an adult, you probably enjoy the complexity of its flavor. And with all of those wonderful vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, this low calorie food makes for one of the best side dishes. My favorite way to eat it is roasted. … Continue reading Roasted Balsamic Broccoli

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

Radikia – Red Dandelion Greens

Greeks love to eat horta! Horta are wild greens that are usually dark and leafy. One of my dad’s favorite horta are the red stem dandelion greens. And not only him, but most Greeks, including my uncle Nick, who picked these for me from his bountiful garden! We call them radikia. He sent me home … Continue reading Radikia – Red Dandelion Greens

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

Tahini Halva Fudge with Pistachios

Greeks love tahini halva. And when Lent comes around, it truly becomes a staple sweet in our homes. Traditionally, it is made with sugar, because it is technically a candy. It is made all over the Middle East and Balkans. In Greece we call it “halva tou bakali” or the halva from the grocer. The … Continue reading Tahini Halva Fudge with Pistachios

Kalamata Olive & Oregano Crisps

One of my favorite breads to bake during my pre-low carb lifestyle days was no knead Kalamata olive & oregano bread. Today, I make this on a very rare occasion as we avoid wheat. Since my favorite way to eat it was toasted, I now create Kalamata olive & oregano crisps instead. These olive crisps … Continue reading Kalamata Olive & Oregano Crisps

Hawaiian Haupia – Keto Coconut Milk Treat

I’ve been dreaming about Hawaii lately and desiring to go! In my culinary research I discovered this wonderful and refreshing coconut milk pudding. It is a favorite at luaus and various other types of gatherings and celebrations. If you are looking for a dessert that takes only a few minutes to make, with very little … Continue reading Hawaiian Haupia – Keto Coconut Milk Treat

Galatopita – Grain-free Greek Milk Pie

The first time I went to Greece as a married woman, one of the pites (pies) my mother in law had prepared for us was her famous galatopita. Galatopita means milk pie. It is a sweet dessert pie that is made with milk custard and a semolina base. Regionally, it can be made with or … Continue reading Galatopita – Grain-free Greek Milk Pie