Makaronia me Kima (Spaghetti with meat sauce)

Whether you’re a novice or an expert cook, or somewhere in between, you’ll want to add MAKARONIA ME KIMA to your repertoire. At very least you should know how to make the latter portion, the kima. In Greek, kima means minced, and in this case the word implies the minced or ground beef sauce. The … Continue reading Makaronia me Kima (Spaghetti with meat sauce)


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 (dol-MAH-thes) are bite sized finger foods wrapped with grape or cabbage leaves and stuffed with all the goods—rice, meat, and plenty of herbs. Versatility makes dolmades just plain wonderful to keep in your kitchen repertoire. You can top them with a tomato sauce or avgolemono sauce (egg-lemon sauce), serve them plain with a generous … 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 is perfect on any summery day of the 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 juicy … Continue reading Karpouzi Salata (Watermelon Salad)


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