Makaronia me Kima (Spaghetti with meat sauce)

Whether you’re a novice or an expert cook, or somewhere in between, a simple dish to have in your repertoire is makaronia me kima (spaghetti with meat sauce). Or at least you should know how to make the latter portion, the kima. In Greek, kima means ground beef, but in this recipe, kima implies a … Continue reading Makaronia me Kima (Spaghetti with meat sauce)

Spetzofai

Greek cuisine is a lot of things—healthy, fresh, flavorful, and unforgettable. Basically, the only thing Greek cuisine typically isn’t is spicy. Well, all except for my beloved Spetzofai. Spetzofai shouts with flavor, the colorful peppers and thick sausage making nice with the sausage. The spicy meter level depends on you and the peppers you choose. My … Continue reading Spetzofai

Dolmades (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

Dolmades are a bite-sized dish made from either grape or cabbage leaves and stuffed with all the goods—rice, meat, and plenty of herbs. What makes dolmades so wonderful is their versatility. Dolmades can be topped with a tomato sauce or avgolemono (egg-lemon sauce), left plain with a generous amount of lemon on top or even … Continue reading Dolmades (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

Stifado me Manitaria (Mushroom Stifado)

My whole life, I’ve randomly craved a specific food or cuisine that eventually led to weeks of indulgence in it. A couple of years ago I went complete left field of Greek cuisine and made stir-fry every other day. Another time it was protein pancakes. Now it’s mushroom everything. Whenever I dine I order a … Continue reading Stifado me Manitaria (Mushroom Stifado)

Karpouzi Salata (Watermelon Salad)

If you’ve been looking for a quick, refreshing salad that can wow your guests any day of the summery week, then look no further than KARPOUZI SALATA (watermelon salad). You may already have tried this popular summer dish at a picnic. Or maybe you’ve seen it on Instagram and felt dizzy just looking at the … Continue reading Karpouzi Salata (Watermelon Salad)

Rizogalo

My mom knows rizogalo is the key to my heart. Her yiayia (grandma) dished it to warm the bellies of her grandkids. Her mother did likewise. Then it was my mom’s turn to keep the rizogalo tradition as an after dinner treat the same way her yiayia did. Blending her yiayias recipe with local author … Continue reading Rizogalo