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.
Fast, flavourful, and family-friendly, this vegan take on everyone’s favourite fast food — Greek gyros — is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser! This popular Greek fast food is often served with a number of garnishes, including sliced fresh tomatoes and French fries!
The secret to the perfect Thanksgiving dinner? It’s a good bread, and there’s something so satisfying about pulling apart bread. No bread maker, no fuss. This pull-apart bread can easily be made from scratch! A good pull-apart bread doesn’t have to be just for a special day, serve this bread as a savoury side to accompany a weekend brunch with friends.
This multi-purpose olive oil dip will please family members and guests alike. In Greece, it is served as a dip with bread as a Greek mezze to accompany aperitifs. This is a centuries-old recipe as Greeks have been infusing their olive oil with various ingredients since ancient times.
Spices from the East add a wonderful aromatic touch to falafel. Unexpected flavours meld together perfectly into this easy and economical dish, which uses chickpeas and veggies for extra punches of taste and nutrition. Serve these Mediterranean chickpea patties in pita pockets with greens, tomato, and a mild vegan yogurt sauce. Your kids won’t be able to resist! For a rainbow of riches create a surprising, colourful main dish using complementary side salads — the easy way — from greens to carrots.
Making soup from scratch is a remarkable feat of alchemy. Pumpkin-chestnut soup is not only nutritious and nourishing; it provides a brothy goodness, along with a dense texture of fresh winter vegetables. My soup is a rich orange colour and has a full-bodied pumpkin and chestnut flavour; it can be served as the first or the main course. Make this soup for a wonderfully gastronomic experience! Pumpkin-chestnut soup is the perfect dish for your Christmas table.
On a chilly day this thick and delicious soup made with fresh winter vegetables will warm you up. This is a gut-healing and decadent creamy soup that the whole family will enjoy. It is so easy to make this quick sweet potato and carrot soup, and yet this soup is hearty enough to make a full dinner. Sweet potato and carrot soup can be served warm or at room temperature. This bright-coloured soup makes for a great appetizer. Sweet potato and carrot soup is gut-friendly and gluten-free.
Kinteata nettle soup is a dense and delicious broth of nettles and spearmint, spiced with red chili flakes called bukovo or ground black pepper and thickened with cornflour. Pontic Greeks love the retro dark green nettle soup and enjoy it as a starter/appetizer especially during the winter season. This historic recipe from the Kingdom of Pontus or Pontic Empire (later called ‘Greek region of Pontus’) is part history and part gastronomic experience.
You really can’t go wrong with Greek moussaka for dinner. However, this dish is even better because it is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free! This recipe is so delicious (and on the healthier side), we bet your kids will eat their veggies! Moussaka is a retro dish created by the Greeks of Smyrna and Alexandria. Plant-based moussaka is just as summery and tasty: this yummy combination of sweet aubergines, hearty potatoes, and savoury mushrooms, all topped with a rich vegan béchamel sauce is stick-to-your-ribs filling. Actually, you will prefer the plant-based version of this traditional Greek dish! It is guaranteed to have everyone at the table licking their forks and asking for seconds. This recipe will become your new favourite!
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.