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

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

Sauteed Kale with Red Pepper Flakes and Mustard Seeds

Kale. So I am not going to lie, but I have never been a fan of kale. I do like the milder flavor of lacinto kale, but regular kale is just always too tough and bitter for my pallet. So the last time I used a super market delivery service, they must have been out … Continue reading Sauteed Kale with Red Pepper Flakes and Mustard Seeds

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

Vlita – Boiled Amaranth Greens

Vlita are nearly every Greeks favorite greens. Because they are hard to find in the US, they tend to create nostalgia among us Greek Americans. Vlita from Mary & Yianni’s garden. I had visited my friend Mary the other day, and her husband offered to cut me a few bunches from their garden. They are … Continue reading Vlita – Boiled Amaranth Greens

Plastos Greens Pie from Trikala, Greece

So this savory pita (or pie) recipe is a traditional recipe from my husbands’ hometown of Trikala, Greece.It is called “plastos” which literally means fake! So this a fake out spanakopita. The usual spanakopita is more labor intensive because these women would create their own multi-layered wheat based phyllo dough. Imagine working all day, and … Continue reading Plastos Greens Pie from Trikala, Greece

Tsigaria – Greek sauté of dark leafy greens and herbs

Just made “Tsigaria”, which is made of any dark leafy greens 🥬and herbs🌱 that you want or have available. “Tsigarizo” means “I fry”. I used baby spinach, leeks, scallions, basil, mint, dill, parsley, oregano, shallots, garlic. Sauté in olive oil & a little water on medium flame. Salt & pepper to taste. Garnish with a … Continue reading Tsigaria – Greek sauté of dark leafy greens and herbs