Category Archive: Recipes

Cheese Saganaki is a loved appetizer/meze, that never fails to satisfy the palette! Saganaki is actually the name of the small two handled skillet that several Greek dishes are cooked in,  like shrimp saganaki and mussel saganaki. Cheese Saganaki or “Flaming Cheese” is the most famous of the saganaki dishes in North America, with the […]

Crispy, flaky phyllo and delicious spinach and feta cheese filling makes this a favourite savoury pie to many, including myself!  As a child, spanakopita was to me what candy is to most children! I couldn’t wait to be old enough to make it myself and to bring the same happiness it brought to me, to all […]

Homemade Phyllo

April 4, 2014 by Zoe Vlachos - in Recipes

Phyllo is a wonderful creation of flattened, paper thin dough, that is very versatile in the culinary world. It can be filled with just about anything from savoury to sweet ingredients and when baked, it transforms into crispy, flaky goodness! Grocery stores carry pre-made and frozen phyllo, but making it from scratch is a fun […]

This delicious and hearty traditional Greek soup recipe is a must try! Ground beef, rice, grated onion and herbs are mixed together to form bite size balls and they are submerged into a flavourful lemon, egg broth. The whole family will love it!

These deliciously lemony herbed potatoes, are a wonderful accompaniment to chicken, lamb or beef.  They will melt in your mouth and send your taste buds soaring!

Feta tastes great with just about everything- from watermelon to pizza! When incorporated into meals, it seems to make everything look and taste gourmet! In this recipe I use feta along with sauteed kale, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes to stuff herbed chicken  breasts. The flavour intensity is off the charts! Kale is a great […]

Pastitsio

April 4, 2014 by Zoe Vlachos - in Recipes

When it comes to Greek comfort food- this one takes the cake! Think of pastitsio as the Greek version of lasagna. Delicious layers of pasta, meat sauce and creamy and cheesy béchamel. It is often served along with a green salad, and makes the perfect meal to share with friends and family! Servings: 6-8

Aside from the traditional Greek spinach pie (spanakopita), and cheese pie (tiropita), Greeks enjoy using phyllo to make many other savoury pies!  This delicious pepper pie recipe includes feta cheese, caramelized onions, garlic, peppers and mushrooms sprinkled with rosemary and enclosed in crunchy phyllo goodness! 

Greek lentil soup is full of incredible health properties but best of all- it’s deliciously savoury and  warms the soul! It’s one of the oldest traditional Greek dishes dating back to the ancient days.  Here is my family recipe.  Enjoy!

That’s right! Greeks have been flipping pancakes for over 2500 years! It turns out that pancakes –tiganites (wheat flour pancakes) and staititis (spelt flour pancakes) were a staple in the Ancient Greek diet. The flours were mixed with olive oil and topped with honey, sesame seeds and cheese or curdled milk. The first record of […]