Gemista – Greek Stuffed Summer Vegetables

Every single Greek household has a recipe. Gemista are considered healthy, home cooked comfort food. And while there is a standard universal recipe, every cook brings their unique touch and love to this dish! I grew up eating them stuffed with a mixture of ground beef, rice and vegetables. In other households, they were stuffed … Continue reading Gemista – Greek Stuffed Summer Vegetables

Briam – Tourlou Tourlou

Every Greek chef has their own version of briam, also known as tourlou tourlou. In simple terms it’s roasted mixed vegetables. Zucchini, eggplant, and onion seem to be a staple of the dish. However you can also add potatoes and peppers. Some use fresh tomatoes, while others use tomato sauce. Across the internet you will … Continue reading Briam – Tourlou Tourlou

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

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

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

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

Melintzanosalata, Greek Eggplant Dip

This is one of my favorite traditional Greek dips. The first time I ate it, I was in a restaurant in Astoria, NY, which is NYC’s Greek town & is full of some of the most authentic Greek restaurants & markets in the United States. Melintzanosalata You start by roasting your eggplants. I do that … Continue reading Melintzanosalata, Greek Eggplant Dip

Polítiki Salata

Politiki Salata is a traditional salad brought to us by the Greeks of Constantinople, which is modern day Istanbul. It is made with both green and purple cabbage, shredded carrots, celery, spring onions, fresh parsley, and roasted red peppers. It is tangy and bright, and among Greeks, considered a winter salad. In essence it is … Continue reading Polítiki Salata