One of the latest trends in the food industry is modern nostalgia and cottagecore. With love for the countryside and nostalgia for the past, in these febrile times let’s fall back on familiar comfort food and local products. Cottagecore is, among others, about self-soothing with a hearty meal. The recipe with its rustic simplicity puts a bounty of sun-kissed countryside flavour on a plate that makes you dream of an idyllic escape in the Mediterranean verdure.
Greek greens salad, or horta (HOR-tah) salad — bursting with the flavours of late summer blitum — can be eaten as a healthful side dish or a simple first course. Horta salad was a main staple of the ancient Greek diet and continues to be in modern Greece! Amaranthus blitum is a Mediterranean variety of greens, which is at its peak in late summer and fall. This Greek staple is easy to prepare, and when dressed with a bit of olive oil and lemon has a refreshing, clean taste.
Molasses roasted carrots with fresh lemon thyme is an easy, vegan, gluten-free starter/appetizer and a versatile side dish that will pair perfectly with anything. Sophia’s roasted carrots are infused with unparalleled aromas and flavors.
The mint-infused kolokythokeftedes are a classic Greek mezze. The courgette balls are very light because they are baked. Buckwheat kolokythokeftedes are crunchy on the outside and sticky on the inside. They are gluten-free!
Nothing is better than homemade marinara tomato sauce and having a taste of fresh summer tomatoes. The marinara recipe is a vintage one that we never want to forget! A bowl of pasta with marinara sauce is everyone’s favorite dish. This is a very easy, healthy and simple recipe—one of life’s simple pleasures. Serve with crackers for dipping.
Peppers stuffed with buckwheat is an easy-to-prepare and uniquely delicious summer dish. The mint-infused nutty buckwheat filling and the sweet summer bell peppers pairing is a celebration of summer! The recipe is gluten-free and works well as either a side or main dish.
Roasted carrots is the easiest and quickest side dish to accompany and complement a main dish. These roasted carrots are cooked simply with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper! Serve them warm or chilled with hummus as the perfect snack.
Spinach wheat groats is a mouthwatering, healthy and easy to make appetizer with less than 10 accessible ingredients. The invigorating aroma of the mint and the lemon’s bright flavor elevate this humble dish to a truly gourmet and elegant appetizer.
Baked sweet potatoes are rich in flavor; this recipe delivers more taste with a kick provided by stuffing them with pepper, sun-dried tomato and spinach which imparts an elevated taste that everyone yearns for. The recipe requires less than 10 accessible and common ingredients and is a healthy work lunchbox idea.