Lentils’ soup – A traditional Greek dish

A delicious traditional Greek dish with lentils.

Legumes are a very healthy choice for our diet.  Lentils in particular are a rich source of fiber and lean protein. They supply our body with vitamins, minerals, folate and iron, all essential for supporting our immune system. They have huge antioxidant power and they are characterized as a superfood for good reason. They are loved throughout the Mediterranean and they have inspired many delicious dishes.

Today I will share with you a traditional Greek soup with lentils. This recipe has its roots in ancient times and it is passed from generation to generation. Continue reading Lentils’ soup – A traditional Greek dish

Chicken with Summer veggies

Easy and nutritious dish for your Summer meals!

We certainly love Summer for many reasons, one of them being all the fresh Summer vegetables we can enjoy in our meals. Fresh tomatoes, zucchinis, eggplants, peppers, all of them make our meals delicious and very nutritious. So, today we are cooking chicken breasts with summer vegetables, a Mediterranean dish. Easy to make, yet so delicious! Continue reading Chicken with Summer veggies

Tricolor spiral pasta ala crème

An easy and fast pasta recipe, that you can serve proudly!

Pasta is an affordable and loved food throughout the world. It’s easy and fast to cook and there are hundreds of recipes. It provides our body with essential nutrients. It gives us beneficial carbohydrates and it’s a good source of fiber. It also provides us with selenium and manganese, both very important for our health. Selenium is a mineral with antioxidant properties and it protects our cells. Manganese is a mineral that helps us metabolize carbohydrates and regulates our blood sugar. It also contains vitamin B9. If you prefer whole-wheat pasta, you can add carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin in the nutrients you are receiving. Both of them support a healthy vision. It provides us with energy!

One of my favorite dishes is tricolor spiral pasta ala crème. You can make it in no time and you can serve it at any occasion. You can also use any kind of pasta you like, white or whole-wheat, spaghetti, tagliatelle, penne, etc. Continue reading Tricolor spiral pasta ala crème

Greek salad and its health benefits

How to make a delicious traditional Greek salad! Find out all its health benefits!

Greek salad is a well-known and loved salad, not only in Greece, but around the world. It’s an easy-to-make and delicious salad, that can accompany your meal or you can enjoy it on its own as a meal. It can fuel your body with a lot of nutrients. But, first of all, let learn how to make a traditional Greek salad.

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Greek pie with leeks

Greek cuisine is full of delicious and healthy dishes. Greek pies play a huge role and they are made all over Greece, with many different recipes. We, Greeks, love traditional pies, that’s a fact! The recipes are passed down from generation to generation, from mother to daughter. My mother used to make pies all the time and now I make them. I eat them for breakfast or as a take-away lunch at the office.

So, let’s make a delicious Greek pie with leeks today!

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Ingredients:

  • 650 gr country style fillo pastry
  • 1500 gr leeks
  • 150 gr feta cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 50 ml milk
  • Olive oil

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour Continue reading Greek pie with leeks

Traditional Greek Pie with feta cheese

Feta cheese is the most popular and most consumed cheese in Greece. It’s a white cheese made mainly of sheep’s milk. It’s used in many Greek recipes and it is famous around the world. Fillo pies are also very popular in Greek cuisine and they have their roots in ancient Greece. So, here is a traditional Greek pie with feta cheese.

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Ingredients:
– 650 gr country style fillo pastry
– 500 gr feta cheese
– 6 eggs
– 50 ml milk
– 100 gr grated hard yellow cheese (optional)
– Olive oil

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour Continue reading Traditional Greek Pie with feta cheese

Chicken with tomato sauce and raisin’s risotto

A delicious dish with a Mediterranean taste. You should definitely try it! It’s easy to make and it’s a very tasteful and healthy meal.CHICKEN TOMATO SAUCE 1

Ingredients (for 6-8 portions):
1 kg chicken breasts
1 big onion
2 red bell peppers
750 gr concentrated tomato juice
1 glass red wine
Olive oil
Salt / pepper / red sweet paprika
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 laurel leaves

Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes in pressure cooker Continue reading Chicken with tomato sauce and raisin’s risotto

Valentine’s Apple Pies

Well, you know what they say! Love goes through stomach. So, what better way to show your love to your better half, than baking him something special. Valentine’s apple pies! Easy to make and delicious. You can serve them for dessert, or for a Valentine’s breakfast.

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Ingredients
650 gr puff pastry, separated in 2 sheets
3 apples
60 gr butter
80 gr brown sugar
40 gr dried yellow raisins
Orange juice of ½ orange
1 shot glass of liqueur Grand Marnier (optional)
A little grated cinnamon
1 egg (for brushing the apple pies before baking)

Preparation time: 50 minutes
Cook time: 35-40 minutes

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Chicken with potatoes and dried apricots

It’s one of my favorite dishes. It’s very easy to make and it is delicious! I have served it many times and my guests were amazed. You should definitely try it!

Ingredients
650 gr chicken breasts
1,6 kg potatoes
400 gr dried apricots
1 tub concentrated Knorr Homestyle chicken stock
400 ml water
1 apple
Salt / pepper / mustard powder / nutmeg / oregano
Olive oil

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour

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