Coconut lime zucchini cake

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A tropical and easy cake made with coconut, lime and zucchini.

A tropical and easy cake made with coconut, lime and zucchini


Although Fall is here and the internet is full of recipes starring apples and pumpkin, (like our easy apple crisp and our perfectly perfect pumpkin bread), we can’t help but want to hold on to a few tropical flavours. Ingredients like zucchini, lime and coconut may give off summer vibes, but the reality is that they are available all year round – and we’re grateful they are. Sometimes you just want a dessert that tastes like sunshine and warm weather.

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Easy banana muffins

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The best banana muffins that are easy to make.

The best banana muffins that are easy to make.


Muffins are the perfect grab and go breakfast. The ideal snack to pack in your child’s lunchbox. They are the answer to late evening cravings, with a glass of milk or a soothing herbal tea. Lighter than cake, sweeter than bread, muffins like our easy banana muffins satisfy your cravings while still being a pretty healthy option.

Making your own muffins is so easy; once you have the necessary equipment (basically a muffin tray), there will be no stopping you. And banana muffins are everybody’s favourite – especially mom’s and dad’s who wonder how the bananas they purchased went from being just right to almost overly ripe seemingly overnight! No worries, these easy banana muffins are best when made with very ripe bananas – the banana flavour is more intense and the flavour naturally sweeter.

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Ladenia Greek flatbread

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Ladenia, a Greek vegan tomato and onion flatbread.

Ladenia, a Greek vegan tomato and onion flatbread


Λαδένια. We are so happy to introduce you to what is probably one of our favourite summer meals. Ladenia (pronounced with the emphasis on the second syllable) is a recipe that brings us way, way back, and very far away. This was a recipe that our grandmother often made during our summer stays in Greece, and it was always such fun to sit around her wooden, rickety kitchen table and watch as she cut it into slices. Our eager hands and hungry bellies eyed each piece, carefully assessing them to see which was the largest, and which had slightly more toppings.

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Roasted red pepper bread

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A lovely loaf of bread made with roasted red peppers and flavoured with garlic and chives.

A lovely loaf of bread made with roasted red peppers and flavoured with garlic and chives


Baking bread is one of the purest joys of life. Nothing, not a delicious cake or an intricate meal, comes close to eliciting the sense of pride that baking your own bread does. This is funny, because bread making, with the right recipe and attitude, is actually a very simple thing.

Our parents have been baking their own bread for as long as we could remember. At least once a week they will make several loaves of a rustic village bread that they then have for breakfast, with meals (especially delicious with lathera dishes like green beans and potatoes), and which they snack on. They also tend to send a few loaves our way, which is always a welcome surprise.

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What to do with leftover tsoureki

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What to do with left over Greek Easter bread, tsoureki! It can be used in some creative and delicious ways


There are a few things about Orthodox Easter and Greek families that are pretty standard fare. Daily church services (sometimes more than one a day), beautiful red dyed Easter eggs, and other creative designs, and lamb to help break the fast of Great Lent. Holy Thursday for us is usually the day when we try to finish up all of our last minute baking – Pascha is not Pascha without koulourakia, amygdalota and galatopita. It’s also not Pascha without the sweet smell of tsourekia baking. In this post you will discover what to do with your leftover tsoureki.

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Best bread recipes

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A compilation of some of our easiest and best bread recipes


From quick breads to no-knead breads, to savoury loafs to sweet breads, we’ve gathered some of our most popular and best-loved bread recipes here in one place. We hope that these recipes will inspire you to give bread baking a try, even if you are a little intimidated. These are straightforward and simple recipes that we know you’ll turn to again, and again.

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Pressed sandwich

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A delicious pressed sandwich full of meat, cheese, and marinated vegetables.

A delicious pressed sandwich full of meat, cheese, and marinated vegetables


Our mother has a complicated relationship with sandwiches. She made sure we always had some mortadella in the house. This is our dad’s favourite deli meat and he would often take a mortadella sandwich with him to work. On days of family outings, our mother would pack sandwiches filled with feta cheese and sliced tomatoes. A day of horta-picking would include a picnic lunch of sandwiches to make sure we had the energy to keep pulling weeds. Our mother appreciates the ease and versatility of sandwiches.

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Healthy banana bread with dates

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A healthy and vegan banana bread made with dates and sweetened with molasses

A healthy and vegan banana bread made with dates and sweetened with molasses


This healthy banana bread sweetened with molasses and dates is guaranteed to become your new go-to banana bread. It is so full of goodness that you will likely jump to correct anyone who wants to call it a cake. Made with a combination of regular all-purpose flour and whole-wheat flour, sweetened with a bit of molasses and studded with beautiful Medjool dates, this healthy banana bread is perfect for breakfast, as a mid-morning snack, and it is the perfect bit of sweetness to accompany your late evening cup of chamomile tea.

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Easy pumpkin bread

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Our easy pumpkin bread is the ONLY recipe you will ever need!

Our easy pumpkin bread is the ONLY recipe you will ever need!


This easy pumpkin bread is one of those recipes that falls under the category of Our Kouppes, recipes that we (Helen & Billie) have either developed, tweaked or perfected over the years. In other words, our parents have never made pumpkin bread, and we’re pretty sure they would be shocked to learn that you can buy pumpkin puree in a can. Any pumpkin they use in recipes is grown by them, grated by them, and turned into lovely Greek recipes like pumpkin pita, and an assortment of squash or pumpkin fritters, like these with cheese, and these without.

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Chocolate chip banana bread

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The best chocolate chip banana bread, super moist and easy

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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