Learn all about mizithra (myzithra) and how to make the soft version of this Greek cheese
Ready to learn all there is to learn about mizithra (or myzithra)? Well, we’re excited to help with that – perhaps not sharing ALL that there is to know, but certainly all that WE know, and we know quite a bit. We’ve been holding onto this post until we were confident that we could do it justice. Not because the recipe is complicated (it’s not), but because mizithra (myzithra) is such an important ingredient in Greek cooking, and we want to present it as well, and as thoroughly, as possible.
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Eggplant tomato sauce with pasta is an easy and nutritious vegan meal!
One of us married a man who hates eggplant. It’s true. He has other wonderful qualities, and he proudly grows beautiful eggplants in the garden, but he will rarely eat them. He’s the guy who picks the eggplant slices out of moussaka (which we happily transfer to our plate). He’s the one who will sort through the pile of fried zucchini and fried eggplant chips to select only the zucchini. He’s the dad who makes a point of not eating any of our vegan stuffed eggplants because he “is saving them” for the girls, who love them. But this eggplant tomato sauce with pasta? Guys…this he ate! And (drum roll please) he
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loved liked it!
Easy fall dessert recipes featuring your autumn harvest
Although we just adore summer, fall is where our hearts truly lie. There is something about the early days of autumn, when the morning air is brisk, the afternoon sun still warms your soul and the late evening chill ensures that sleep is sound and cozy. Fall is about harvesting and preserving the gifts of summer and enjoying the fruits, quite literally, of the fall season. Apples, pears, pumpkins. These are a few of the delicious reasons we love fall baking. What follows are some of our favourite easy fall dessert recipes starring these fall faves.
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Spinach and cheese pita pocket full of spinach, feta and mozzarella.
Ever crave spanakopita, but don’t have the time, energy or desire to make one? We feel like that sometimes! In those moments we have been known to call our parents to see if they happen to be rolling out phyllo dough in the middle of the afternoon to make one of their amazing spanakopitas…and if they are, would they mind if we came by to take it. Although we are often in luck (these two have limitless energy), sometimes they inform us that, no! No spanakopita – but we could drive by to pick up some pastitsio and galaktoboureko, which we happily do. Still, after eating our fill of other delicious things, we still find ourselves wanting spanakopita.
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Kale, quinoa and apple salad is the perfect Fall salad
Those of you who grew up in Greek households would probably not be surprised to learn that quinoa didn’t feature prominently (at all) in our childhood diets. In fact, it was only while in university, exposed to so much, that we learned of this ancient Incan food. That was long before the United Nations declared 2013 the “International Year of Quinoa”. One of us was exploring a downtown health food store, an activity which felt other-worldly. At that time, natural health food stores and organic food was something that only the most eclectic concerned themselves with. We were by no means eclectic. We were simply curious, fascinated, and hungry.
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Easy tuna salad ideal for sandwiches and wraps.
How wonderful is it when you have a container of tuna salad in the refrigerator, ready to be used in sandwiches, wraps or even dolloped on top of a green salad for a carb-free lunch? We love starting the week with this recipe in the fridge – it makes packing up lunches for school and work so easy!
Our easy tuna salad recipe is full of flavour, uses ingredients you probably already have at home, and requires little chopping. You can easily put this together in a few short moments and then spend the rest of your time meal-planning for the week’s breakfast with recipes like our egg zucchini muffins and our easy breakfast tortilla wraps.
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Easy baked ziti casserole with a Greek twist, full of cheese and a hearty meat sauce!
We’ve been obsessed with baked ziti casseroles ever since The Sopranos. This award-winning crime drama centered around the Soprano mafia family had it all – intrigue, adventure, glamour and food! When mob-wife Carmela Soprano fed her family it was hard to focus on anything else. And one of her signature dishes was baked ziti – we were obsessed.
Although our parents make a great lasagna (we’ve got to share that recipe with you one day!), usually when they serve a baked pasta dish it is pastitsio. Believe us, we never complain! Pastitsio is a classic Greek meal for a reason. Bechamel, meat sauce, pasta…you can hardly go wrong! And yet, Carmela had us convinced that we needed baked ziti in our life, and you should never argue with the mob.
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The best chocolate chip banana bread, super moist and easy
Everyone needs an amazing banana bread recipe in their repertoire of recipes! We have already posted one of our favourites, a vegan banana bread that is simple, super moist and perfect for anyone following a plant-based diet. And now, we’re so happy to share with you what we consider to be the best chocolate chip banana bread. It is so moist, and so easy that you will probably start making it as often as we do…which lately has been at least once a week.
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These easy breakfast tortilla wraps are full of eggs, veggies, cheese and ham for the best make-ahead meal!
Breakfast is often touted as being the most important meal of the day. We’re here to help make it the easiest one as well. If you’re like us, mornings are often CRAZY! We thought things would get better as the kids got older, but…no. To those of you with little ones, dreaming about the future and imagining yourselves sipping lattes during peaceful, uneventful mornings…we’ve got some news for you! Whether your children are still in diapers or you have teens that need to be dragged out of bed, morning challenges always exist. They just look different.
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Fried phyllo wrapped feta with chili flakes, honey and crushed pistachios.
We really like you. We care about you, and wish only the best for you and your families. Some of you have been with us from the very beginning and we are so grateful. Some of you are newer friends and we are thrilled that you have decided to join our Mia Kouppa community. Without you, each of you, our little space on the internet would be much less fun and much more lonely!
Because we care so much about you we are asking, hoping, imploring that you to try this recipe for fried phyllo wrapped feta. We want it to change your lives, the way all of you have changed ours. Sounds overly dramatic? Maybe, but that’s probably because you haven’t tasted this yet. Try it, and then let us know if we exaggerated a little too much.
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