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

Prasopita- Leek and Onion Pie

You will love this non traditional take on a traditional prasopita. Prasopita is a leek pita or pie that is made with leeks, red onion, spring onion, dill, mint & feta. It is lesser known outside of Greece, however well loved among the natives. Leeks, onions, shallots, garlic, spring onions, and chives are all part … Continue reading Prasopita- Leek and Onion Pie

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

Traditional Spanakopita & Tiropita

Two of the most popular pites (pies) are the spanakopita (spinach pie) and the tiropita (cheese pie. Every region in Greece has their own regional variation and every famly has their own special recipe for these. I grew up eating and loving both. Now, you may ask why I would publish two difference pites in … Continue reading Traditional Spanakopita & Tiropita

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

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

Langostino Ceviche

I love the wonderful refreshing flavors of ceviche. While ceviche or cebiche is made in various nations in Central & South America, in Peru it is celebrated as a part of its national heritage, and even has a holiday declared in its honor. Ceviche is traditionally is made with chunks of raw fish that is … Continue reading Langostino Ceviche