Classic apple crisp gets upgraded with fresh figs and grapes for a delightfully fresh and fruity dessert. Ripe autumnal figs are delicious, but cooked figs are out of this world; their sticky crimson juices perfectly complement crisp fall apples and syrupy grapes. Add almonds for extra crunch! Try this simple dessert and enjoy all the best flavours of the season.
Trust me, you’re going to want to spread this jam on everything! Greeks traditionally flavour fig jam with rose geranium, a culinary delight passed down from the Byzantine era. This jam will keep for up to a year in the sealed jars.
Hot summer days call for light and refreshing treats. When the weather is hot, I crave a house that smells like sweet cherry and vanilla bliss. This easy and gluten-free cherry-vanilla crisp pairs beautifully with Greek yogurt, ice-cream, or custard.
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.
Peinirli is always a winning meal choice for kids, but this recipe puts a vegan twist on the classic. Not only does it add some much-needed veggies, but your children won’t even taste the difference. The combination of sweet Santorini aubergine, homemade marinara, mushrooms, peppers, cherry tomatoes, almond cheese, plus the fluffy boat-shaped bread is sure to be an instant childhood favourite. Experiment with different fillings; the whole family can be involved in preparing their own fillings for this savoury pizza-boat. Serve with horta salad and elevate Sunday dinnertime to a Pontian gastronomic experience.
Give this classic Greek recipe a try! Dill and mint bring a heavenly fragrance and herbaceous flavour to these juicy, lemony bundles. Lahanodolmades, as the Greeks call these cabbage rolls, are served in Greek mezze platters as a compliment to drinks. This vegan Greek mezze easily becomes a complete meal when you add a simple side salad or some sautéed greens.
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.
Hermes Chthonius is a god associated with the earth and underworld. For Greeks, the gate to spring has been the Athenian festival of Anthesteria that was held for three days in the month of Anthesterion (February-March). Anthesteria is the ritual rite of the journey from winter to spring, from death to life. During the third day of the festival, the Greeks made panspermia. Panspermia is a multi-grain soup, which was offered to Hermes Chthonius and the dead. Packed with whole grains (whole grain helps lower cholesterol) this hearty dish is a nutrition powerhouse!
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.