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

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

Lemon Ouzo Olive Oil Bundt Cake

This beautiful bundt cake will be a hit at your next gathering! It is made with almond flour, olive oil, Greek yogurt, lemon zest and ouzo! Glazed with white chocolate, and garnished with toasted almond slivers, lemon zest and dry edible rose petals. This is my take on a lemenoladopita, or lemon olive oil cake, … Continue reading Lemon Ouzo Olive Oil Bundt Cake

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

Roasted Spicy Cauliflower

Roasted spicy cauliflower florets. So simple! I promise you that you will devour this cauliflower! I have never ever devoured cauliflower. I eat it because it’s good for me. But I nearly ate the whole thing in one sitting. Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower Salt & pepper to taste 1 tbsp onion powder 1 tsp … Continue reading Roasted Spicy Cauliflower

Key Lime Pie Bars

Key Lime Pie always reminds me of my trips to Florida. I remember eating it in Key West after having visited the Hemingway House at a nice cafe in the area. Being a writer and a reader, and a big fan of Ernest Hemingway, visiting his home was a time of inpisration. It even inspired … Continue reading Key Lime Pie Bars

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

Cream Cheese Pancakes (Keto, Grain & Gluten Free)

So I have finally figured out keto friendly pancakes that actually taste as close to the pancakes that my mother used to make us on the weekends, I had to rush on this blog to share it. Granted she usually used Aunt Jemima’s pancakes, and they just always tasted like home to me! Speaking with … Continue reading Cream Cheese Pancakes (Keto, Grain & Gluten Free)