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

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

Baked Brie

Who doesn’t love the decadence of a baked Brie? I found the cutest individually sized Brie cheese wheels at the market. They each fit into the palm of my hand! Picked these little ones up at Trader Joe’s. My mother always made a big one for parties and holidays, wrapped in puff pastry and baked … Continue reading Baked Brie

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

Greek Village Salad – Horiatiki Salata

In the United States there is this misconception of what a traditional Greek salad is. In Greece, and in our homes, when making a Greek salad, we don't like to mix our tomatoes with our lettuce. I actually feel as if the tomato is dirtying up my lettuce or the other way around. So the … Continue reading Greek Village Salad – Horiatiki Salata

Tzatziki – Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip

Tzatziki is by far the most beloved of all Greek dips and spreads! I know that it is mine. We will eat it with gyro and souvlaki, dip our french fries and pita bread in it, and even vegatables. It is super versatile and very healthy for you. As we know, Greek yogurt is quite … Continue reading Tzatziki – Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip

Baked Zucchini Blossoms stuffed with Manouri & Mizithra Cheeses

One of my favorite things of summer are the exquisite zucchini blossoms! I have eaten them batter dipped and fried as well as stuffed and baked. For this recipe I chose to stuff them with creamy, sweet manouri and salty mizithra cheeses. Baked zucchini blossoms stuffed with manouri and mizithra cheeses. Manouri is a soft, … Continue reading Baked Zucchini Blossoms stuffed with Manouri & Mizithra Cheeses

Yiayia & Pappou’s Tiropita Ketofied with Fathead Dough Phyllo

Keto Tiropita! Greek cheese pie. The filling is my yiayia & papou’s recipe. When I had to curb my wheat consumption due to health reasons, I needed to find a way to eat some of my traditional Greek specialties! I spent most of my childhood in the kitchen with yiayia & pappou watching, learning & … Continue reading Yiayia & Pappou’s Tiropita Ketofied with Fathead Dough Phyllo

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