Baked ziti casserole

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Easy baked ziti casserole with a Greek twist, full of cheese and a hearty meat sauce!

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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Easy breakfast tortilla wraps

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These easy breakfast tortilla wraps are full of eggs, veggies, cheese and ham for the best make-ahead meal!

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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Egg zucchini muffins

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Egg zucchini muffins flavoured with cheese are the perfect make-ahead breakfast!

Egg zucchini muffins flavoured with cheese are the perfect make-ahead breakfast!


School starts back soon and a new academic year always feels like an opportunity for new beginnings! Key to stress-free school year living is planning and organization and although we would love to say that we are always on the ball…that just isn’t always the case. Before bed searching for misplaced books or socks, snoozed alarms and rushed mornings, forgotten notes, lost lunch boxes, pimples on picture day….we’ve lived it all! And it isn’t over!

There are some things however that make us feel as though we’ve got a grip on life. As silly as it may sound, recipes like this one for egg zucchini muffins are one of those things. These portable, easy to reheat and eat egg muffins are so handy to have in the refrigerator. Make a batch and store them in a container for your family to grab and go on busy mornings. Pack a couple for lunch and along with some carrot sticks or a salad and you’ve got a pretty well-balanced meal.

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Easy baked zucchini and potato frittata

An easy baked zucchini and potato frittata loaded with fresh herbs and cheese

An easy baked zucchini and potato frittata loaded with fresh herbs and cheese


This is really a winner of a recipe, and one we think you will make over and over again. Here are a few things that it has going for it:

  • It’s simple easy to make
  • It’s economical
  • It’s absolutely delicious
  • It’s pretty to look at
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Zucchini and cheddar muffins

Savoury zucchini and cheddar muffins made with summer squash, aged cheddar and fresh herbs

Savoury zucchini and cheddar muffins made with summer squash, aged cheddar and fresh herbs


Most gardeners will tell you that growing zucchini is an essential part of a well-rounded garden. Actually, we don’t know if most gardeners will tell you that, but our dad would. When one of us decided to start a little vegetable patch in our own back yard we were excited to share our plans with our Baba. Xeno husband was proud to announce that we would be planting tomatoes and jalapeno peppers and kohlrabi. Our dad was impressed, to an extent. He wondered what kind of ψευτοκεφτέδες or fake keftedes you could make with kohlrabi, and whether or not jalapenos would lend themselves to being stuffed for yemista. He then asked which section of the garden we would reserve for the zucchini.

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Quick pork ragu with zucchini and Parmesan cheese

A delicious and super simple recipe from Chefs Plate

A delicious and super simple recipe from Chefs Plate

Quick and easy meals like this quick pork ragu with zucchini and Parmesan cheese that you don’t even have to shop for?! Are you wondering what sort of sorcery we are talking about? Not sorcery friends, just meal kit delivery services, like Chefs Plate, a division of HelloFresh in Canada. If you have never treated yourself to a meal kit delivery service like Chefs Plate, let us tell you all the reasons why you should.

The concept is simple. You go online, find recipes that you think you would enjoy making and eating, click a few buttons and then voila! Like magic a box full of all the ingredients you will need shows up at your door in perfectly measured amounts along with a detailed and clear recipe card. Chefs Plate takes the stress out of cooking!

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Grilled zucchini salad with corn and black-eyed peas

Grilled zucchini salad with corn and black-eyed peas

A salad hearty enough to be a light meal

When we fire up the out door grill to make delicious things like souvlaki, grilled steak or cedar planked salmon we like to take the opportunity to grill even more, and vegetables are an obvious choice. Sometimes we like to simply serve grilled vegetables, and other times we use them to make something special, like this delicious grilled zucchini salad with corn and black-eyed peas.

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Gluten-free pasta with vegetables

Gluten-free pasta with vegetables

Vegan meal of quinoa and rice pasta tossed with vegetables and a bit of chili heat.


There are so many special diets out there these days. Aside from all the ways that people are trying to either lose weight, or get fit, there are also medical reasons and lifestyle choices that can sometimes make cooking for guests a little challenging. But we love a challenge, and we love coming up with recipes that will probably satisfy every food restriction you may host.

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Tomato fritters (Ντοματοκεφτέδες)

Tomato fritters

A Greek meze using all the delicious flavours of summer.

If you’re longing to spend time in Greece but can’t get there this year, these tomato fritters may be the next best thing. Domatokeftedes, as they are called in Greek, are perfect bites of sunshine; an explosion of freshness and herb-y goodness in every bite.  A taste of Greece, in the literal sense.

Keftedes actually refers to meatballs (you can find our recipe for Greek meatballs here) however Greek cuisine has a huge repertoire of vegetarian and vegan fritters which are referred to as a composite of their primary ingredient and the word keftedes.   An entire array of dishes popularized because they are less expensive to make than anything which is meat based. Also, because they often contain no eggs or dairy they are perfect for periods of lent, and for vegans and vegetarians.  It doesn’t hurt that these mezes or appetizers are so easy to eat; two bites and they can be done, your hands free to pick up another.

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Zucchini salad (Κολοκυθοσαλάτα)

Zucchini salad

A simple salad of boiled summer squash dressed with olive oil and red wine vinegar

We love everything about fall. The colours, the warm knit sweaters, the cool crisp air, the fact that you can call it fall or autumn. We love that everyone is busy pumpkin-spicing everything, and baking all manner of apple wonderfulness. But, we love summer too and despite the fact that it’s October and Canadian Thanksgiving is right around the corner, we’ll hang on to summer just a little while longer if you don’t mind.

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