Toast 3 ways

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Toast 3 ways

One of the things rarely found in our kitchen is bread. Don’t get me wrong- I LOVE bread, both making and (even more) eating it. The main reason for its absence is simple: bakeries are not the same here as back home. Seriously, Greece seems to have a bakery in almost every corner; each is filled with every type of bread and any sweet and savoury dough-y thing imaginable*, making it very hard to resist and not buy a fragrant loaf or a bag of delicious treats. In additional to that, Mike, who loves treats of any kind (especially the chocolate and peanut butter kind) is quite indifferent when it comes to bread. He never asks for it nor buys it, so it’s easy for me to follow his lead. [READ MORE]

Spicy mango & lime chicken tacos

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Spicy mango & lime chicken tacos

Who was it that invented food trucks? Especially those serving quick, perfectly flavoured, spicy little bites of food wrapped in something delicious? Who was that genius mastermind? My hat off to them, because all of the above describe one of my favourite things to eat and pretty much sum up the perfect summer bite. More specifically, tacos. Spicy mango & lime chicken tacos even more specifically. The one taco recipe I’ve shared here before is filled with flavours and veggies and this one follows the same principles: lots of freshness, lots of colour, a little heat- pretty much all you need for that perfect bite. [READ MORE]

Marbled egg, pickled carrot & asparagus rice salad

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Marbled egg, pickled carrot & asparagus rice salad

Easter is practically here, you guys! I realised this just a few days ago and I have to say, it really caught me by surprise- it’s so early! This year there seems to be a mahoosive gap between Catholic and Greek Easter and since I’ve been accustomed to the latter, I guess I really dropped the ball on the whole Easter situation. Still, since I LOVE celebrations of any kind at absolutely any time of the year, I’m definitely up for a speedy seasonal dish, filled with delicious flavours and bright springy colours:  hello, marbled egg, pickled carrot & asparagus rice salad! [READ MORE]

Soy sauce & lime seeds & nuts

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Soy sauce & lime seeds & nuts

Seeds and nuts are two of my favourite ingredients. I almost always grab a combo of both when I’m on the go and only about a handful can keep me full without weighing me down. They’re also perfect for topping salads, rice, couscous and quinoa dishes- I love their versatility & crunchy texture and I’m always amazed at how easily they can transform almost any dish, savoury or sweet. Nuts are the perfect addition to homemade granola and when combined with pure olive oil and cocoa powder, they make for the smoothest, healthiest, most delicious spread. Likewise, seeds are not only delicious on their own but also great when added to quick breakfast oats, a simple crust or a hearty winter soup. [READ MORE]

Lemony & spicy eggs en cocotte

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Lemony & spicy eggs en cocotte

The last week or so has been kinda different; Mike’s in LA on business (and by business I mean the freakin’ OSCARS, for which Stutterer, the little gem he did the cinematography for, has been nominated WON AN ACADEMY AWARD! Wait, what?!?) and I’m in London, up to my eyeballs in work . Since he left, things have been infinitely more quiet, the house impressively decluttered and my days significantly less fun. [READ MORE]

Parmesan, za’atar & sesame straws

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Parmesan, za'atar & sesame straws

Throughout the holidays, one of the things I enjoyed the most about the various dinner we attended or hosted at home was the starters. Not the meat, which was in overwhelming abundance, not the wine, which was flowing non stop, but the little bits and pieces available before the actual meal: different kinds of cheese paired with fresh and dried fruit, beautiful charcuterie, smoked salmon- they were all not only delicious enough to almost keep me from enjoying the rest of the meal, but also so pretty. [READ MORE]