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.
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!
Let’s take a trip down memory lane with these retro carob biscuits! They have a naturally sweet and earthy flavor and are the best for dunking in tea or coffee and a good breakfast idea to power up your morning routine. This is an easy recipe for homemade biscuits that will keep for up to two week. Kids will love them!
Chocolate panna cotta is an easy and elegant summer dessert. The rich and decadent dark chocolate combines with tropical and exotic flavors unlocked by coconut. The light and luscious chocolate panna cotta is a refreshing way to end the perfect meal accompanied by wine.
Chocolate Tahini Cookies are crunchy, loaded with nutty flavor, and laced with melting dark chocolate. Dark chocolate and whole sesame tahini make a decadent combination. The chewy, rich, and luxurious like velvet chocolate tahini cookies are gluten-free and a healthy treat!
Summer vegan moussaka has so much flavor and it is hearty and light. This is a vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free recipe! Moussaka is a retro dish created by the Greeks of Smyrna and Alexandria; vegan moussaka is just as tasty as the traditional one: sweet eggplants, hearty potatoes and savory mushrooms, all topped with a rich vegan béchamel sauce.
Malabi is one of the most popular desserts in the Constantinople-Greek cuisine. It’s a sensational summer and a refreshingly floral dessert with the captivating aroma of rose petals and the enticing Chios mastic. Malabi is a traditional Constantinople, vintage no-bake dessert. Even though this is a gourmet Middle Eastern sweet, our recipe is simple, vegan, and 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.
This retro peach preserves recipe adds a vegan twist to the much-loved vintage recipe since agar-agar powder, which is gluten-free, is used for firm texture. Homemade peach preserves with its impressive color is the perfect way to keep a bit of summer in a jar and enjoy the taste and sweet aroma of summer peaches all year long; the smell and taste of peach preserves brings back memories of lazy summer days. It is ideal for breakfast time or snacks!