Helen Bitzas

Hi friends! I’m Helen, and starting a blog had been a dream of mine for a really long time.  I played with a few different ideas, like focusing on fashion or home decor.  Then one evening, as I was trying to get my parents’ moussaka recipe from them over the phone, I had an Aha! moment.

The idea for a blog that would feature our parents’ delicious and traditional Greek recipes was born.  I brought the concept to my sister Billie and asked her to join me in this new venture.  She said yes, and the rest is Mia Kouppa! Since that day back in 2016, Mia Kouppa has become a well-respected, reliable and delicious space where you can find traditional Greek cooking recipes, and more! 

I love to spend time in the kitchen, cooking for my family.  Although experimenting is always fun, I do find myself relying on tried and true classic recipes such as those I grew up on.  


My passion for photography began in the 1990’s when I purchased my first Nikon camera.  Over the years I have honed my photography and food styling skills and have moved into videography.  

I have taken several photography courses, including a MasterClass by Annie Liebowitz and workshops focusing on photography and media. I have also successfully completed a video editing course which has contributed to my ability to create engaging and exciting video content. 

My photographs have been featured in various publications, including The Mediterranean Lifestyle magazine and The Hellenic Journal.

Fun Facts

  • I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Relations from McGill University and a career in finance.  As a result, I have become the natural bookkeeper for Mia Kouppa.
  • I love organizing! Keeping things in order, well identified and labeled is relaxing, and so satisfying! 
  • In the summer months you can find me in my flower garden.

My Favorites

Getting Around

All of our Greek recipes, from the classics to the regional specialties, found in one place. And a few not so Greek recipes that we happen to love.

Connect with Helen

Email: helen@miakouppa.com

About Mia Kouppa

Mia Kouppa hosts hundreds of delicious greek recipes for cooking and baking.  We focus primarily on traditional Greek cuisine, and modern takes on Greek classics. You will also find other Mediterranean favourites, plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, and more, including tons of desserts.  All of our content, from pictures to videos, to recipes to posts, is created by us, for you, with care, passion and love.  Take a look around, we think you will find lots to enjoy here with us!