Briam – Tourlou Tourlou

Every Greek chef has their own version of briam, also known as tourlou tourlou. In simple terms it’s roasted mixed vegetables. Zucchini, eggplant, and onion seem to be a staple of the dish. However you can also add potatoes and peppers. Some use fresh tomatoes, while others use tomato sauce. Across the internet you will … Continue reading Briam – Tourlou Tourlou

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

Sesame Peanut Noodle Bowl

When I was fresh out of college in the mid 90s, I interned for a time with Interview Magazine in Soho. One of my absolute favorite lunch spots was Kelley & Ping, an Asian market & noodle house, on Greene Street. My favorite item on their menu was their cold sesame noodles! Everything about this … Continue reading Sesame Peanut Noodle Bowl

Beef Liver & Heart Souvlaki

It’s Tsiknopempti today for the Greek Orthodox Christians & it’s our traditional meat feast right before the Great Lent. Tsiknopempti literally translates to "burnt, charred, smoky meat Thursday". Its basically the Eastern Orthodox version of Fat Tuesday. Apokries (abstaining from meat), our carnival season is made up of three themed weeks. Prophoni (preannouncement of the … Continue reading Beef Liver & Heart Souvlaki

Keto Asian Style Sticky Ribs

Anyone else love Asian sticky ribs? Juicy and fall of the bone sweetness that is balanced out with spice and beautiful aromatics! However, some of the traditional ingredients are just not keto friendly. Of course you can make exceptions here and there. So choose as you desire. And I based this recipe on what I … Continue reading Keto Asian Style Sticky Ribs

Spanakopita Chicken Soup

Spanakopita Chicken Soup is perfect for a winter meal. It is based in my homemade bone broth, and is made with the ingredients of spanakopita filling. It is herby and delicious! This is of course keto, low carb, paleo, candida friendly, and gluten free. Flavorful and easy to make. The spanakopita filling is the exact … Continue reading Spanakopita Chicken Soup

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

Seared Scallops and Shirataki Noodles

I love a good noodle bowl! Particularly an asian inspired one! Have you ever heard of shiritaki noodles before? The noodles are made from the Konjac yam plant. Scallops and shirataki noodle bowls They originate in Japan, are very low in carbohydrates, are mostly made of water and glucomannan, which is a dietary fiber. As … Continue reading Seared Scallops and Shirataki Noodles