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Imam Bayildi (Eggplants Stuffed with Tomatoes and Onions)

Imam Bayildi (Eggplants Stuffed with Tomatoes and Onions)

As the story goes, Imam Bayildi got its name from when an imam (a Muslim priest) fainted immediately upon eating this dish because it was so tasty. Wherever the name came from, it’s rich and impressive in taste…

Kritharaki (Orzo in Tomato Sauce)

Kritharaki (Orzo in Tomato Sauce)

Kritharaki has the aromatic smell of sautéed onions and garlic, a decadent tomato sauce spiced with oregano and cinnamon, and finishes with the addition of stirred in orzo that is cooked low and slow in the sauce…

Meatless “Meat” Sauce

Meatless “Meat” Sauce

To make a vegetarian version of the beloved kima (Greek meat sauce), simply swap ground meat for mushrooms and chickpeas. The vegetables make a hearty texture, creating a meatless “meat” sauce. My brother, who thinks…

Arakas Latheros (Pea and Potato Stew)

Arakas Latheros (Pea and Potato Stew)

Arakas latheros (pea stew) is a Mediterranean staple with peas prepared in rich tomato sauce, herbs, carrots and potatoes. Arakas latheros is healthy, flavorful and simple as it is delicious.

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

Some call this the “kitchen-sink soup” because everything and anything goes in (except the kitchen sink). It’s a fantastic soup with layers of great flavor.

Tirokroketes (Fried Cheese Balls)

Tirokroketes (Fried Cheese Balls)

Gooey on the inside, crunchy on the outside, tirokroketes (fried cheese balls) is an  irresistible appetizer that will leave guests wanting more. For this dish, I use three different types of cheese: feta, graviera, and gouda. The three types play well together and...

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