Category Archive: Recipes

Lamb Fricassee

October 10, 2014 by Zoe Vlachos - in Main Dish, Recipes

What is a fricassee you ask? It’s halfway between a sauté and a stew, with many variations.  This Greek lamb fricassee recipe is a wonderful celebration of flavours. It’s hearty and hits the spot! Enjoy!

Many feel like cooking octopus at home is an intimidating task, so they forgo the idea altogether. I was that person! I assure you that it’s really quite simple and by following a few easy steps your end result will be delicious, tender and something to feel proud about!  There are several methods that people […]

Did you know that romaine lettuce has one of the highest levels of nutritional value of all lettuce varieties? It is rich in vitamin A, C, K, B’s,  iron, omega 3, calcium, protein and minerals! Incorporating romaine lettuce to your diet can help treat and prevent a plethora of heath issues.  So get chopping and […]

Melitzanosalata, is a flavourful eggplant appetizer dip, that will surely impress your guests! It tastes incredible, spread atop bread or pita. It’s easy to prepare and  although traditionally this dip is mashed with a fork , you can use a food processor/blender to speed things up even more!

Sweet, stewed green beans, zucchini and potatoes are the ultimate summer Greek dish!  A good salty piece of feta cheese, olives and crusty bread (for dipping in the sauce) almost always accompany this dish.

Dolmades are fragrant grape leaves stuffed with rice and aromatic herbs and can also include ground beef,  pork or lamb. In this recipe I incorporate ground beef to the filling. Dolmades are usually accompanied by an avgolemono or tomato sauce and can be eaten warm or at room temperature.  Jarred grape leaves are available in […]

KO-LO-KITH-O-KEF-TED-ES. So now that I have you tongue tied, I can have your attention for a moment to encourage you to make these scrumptious fritters!  On a recent trip to Greece  I was given a  great recipe to pass on to you from a dear aunt with a keen sense of Greek cuisine! They have […]

This simple and inexpensive stuffed mushroom appetizer (orektiko) will surely impress your guests at your next dinner party!

I LOVE PASTA! It’s probably one of the most versatile, inexpensive and hearty ways to feed a family. It’s wonderful that there are so many healthy varieties of pasta available today, so that health conscious people are not left feeling guilty about the “refined white stuff” and people with sensitivities to gluten can also enjoy […]

This is a very popular summer casserole dish for Greeks; using as many seasonal garden veggies and herbs that we can get our hands on!  I like to make Gemista year round, especially when  I have vegetables that look like they are beginning to wilt. This a great way to clean out the refrigerator! Gemista […]