Oatmeal raisin cookies

These oatmeal raisin cookies are made with gluten-free flour and they are amazing!

These oatmeal raisin cookies are made with gluten-free flour and they are amazing!


The oatmeal raisin cookie is like the ugly cousin to the more favoured and sought after chocolate chip cookie. Never picked first, always just settled for, oatmeal raisin cookies suffer, in part, due to their very confusing nature. Are they healthy (oatmeal, raisins)? Are they a dessert (sugar, butter)? Are they always trying to trick us (from a distance those raisins can pass for chocolate chips)? A cookie should not be so complicated. Still, given the chance, we think that oatmeal raisin cookies are ultimately appreciated, because like unconventionally beauties, they have much to offer.

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Baked feta with honey

Baked feta with honey is a simple and delicious meze, perfect with crackers or bread.

Baked feta with honey is a simple and delicious meze, perfect with crackers or bread.


We love feta. We always have. When we were kids, our parents would regularly host friends and family and our apartment would be busy with chatter, laughter and food. Whether it was going to be a big feast or a small and quaint buffet, one thing we always looked for was the feta. We were never disappointed.

Our parents served feta in a variety of ways. It was definitely incorporated into recipes like Greek salad or tyropitakia, and sometimes it was the star ingredient as it is in baked feta wrapped in phyllo. Feta is delicious no matter how it is served. We even loved it when feta pieces were drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with a generous amount of dry oregano. Feta this way was always presented in the same.glass dish which we realized years ago was actually a banana split bowl, that never saw a banana split. Greek parents of that generation do not do banana splits. Ice cream was pretty much only Neopolitan.

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Vegan stuffed eggplant (Παπουτσάκια νηστίσιμα)

Vegan stuffed eggplant (Παπουτσάκια νηστίσιμα)

A vegan version of a classic Greek dish made with eggplant, lentils and olive oil mashed potatoes.

We wish you could all read Greek! Because if you did, you would realize that the name for this recipe is so much more wonderful in Greek.  The literal translation for παπουτσάκια (pronounced pa-poo-tsa-kia) is little shoes. How utterly adorable and perfect is that! And how much more charming than stuffed eggplant.

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Omelette with feta and sun-dried tomatoes

Omelet with feta and sun-dried tomatoes

Omelette with feta and sun-dried tomatoes, a quick and easy recipe.

Our parents often say that if you have eggs in the fridge, you always have something to eat.   That is so true!  Whether you choose to fry up an egg in olive oil, so that you can enjoy it’s crispy edges, or opt to make an omelette, a delicious, nutritious and simple meal can be assembled in just a few minutes.

Omelettes are like the little black dress of food; you can accessorize them in so many different ways. Theoretically, you can have an omelette every day of the week and not feel as though you are re-living the same meal over and over.  Feeling casual? Make your omelette with some grated cheddar.  Feeling adventurous?  Use quail eggs and add wild game meat.  Feeling extravagant? How about some shaved truffles and caviar (which, by the way, we have never, ever, actually done…but doesn’t it sound fancy!?).  Finally, if you are feeling Greek, try this recipe.  Loaded with Mediterranean flavours, we are pretty sure you are going to flip over it.

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Greek yogurt (Ελληνικό γιαούρτι)

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Simple ways to dress up Greek yogurt for a lovely breakfast or dessert.

(Full disclosure: We do not provide the recipe to actually make Greek yogurt in this post, but stay tuned…it will be coming soon-ish) 😉

Some foods are so trendy it’s hard to escape them, and even harder to feel good about yourself if you do.  Imagine the horror of being the only person at a party that has never had chia seeds.  How awful to be the sole person in a crowd who has no idea what goji berries are.  And don’t you just LOVE bacon flavoured anything?  You don’t?! It doesn’t matter. Just eat it and pretend that you do so that you can fit in.

Another super trendy food that we have actually loved forever is Greek yogurt.  We were on that bandwagon long before Greek yogurt lined the refrigerated shelves of grocery stores everywhere.  We were ahead of the times!  Trendsetters!  Avant-garde foodies!  Or, as our children remind us, we were simply raised by Greek parents who made their own Greek yogurt because that was just what they did…and so, that is just what we ate. Whatever.

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Fried egg (Αυγό τηγανητό)

Fried egg (Αυγό τηγανητό)

Easy and delicious fried egg cooked in olive oil.

Growing up there were very few things that only one of our parents would make; generally they worked together to prepare their delicious meals and desserts.  But some things…some things belonged to only one of them, and fried eggs belonged to our father.

On weekend mornings our father would often greet us with a fried egg or two.  Αυγά μάτια (which literally translates into eggs eyes – bizarre!) are a variation of sunny-side up eggs made more delicious because they are fried in olive oil.  This cooking technique results in an outer edge of crispy egg white and a yolk which is cooked just perfectly.  Sprinkled with just a touch of salt and pepper, they are a simply beautiful way to start the day.

In addition to having these amazing fried eggs for breakfast, you can use them on top of pasta for a classic Greek meal. Pasta topped with a fried egg is an amazing quick and easy lunch or dinner that delights everyone!

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