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

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

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

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