Mediterranean cuisine for every day

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Chicken in almond and grape sauce

Aug 11th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Meat and Poultry, Recipes

The sauce looks like cream but it is not. It is an almond sauce, that is light and smooth and tastes great with some grapes in it. I serve this dish with rice or Bulgur and boiled vegetables. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via [...]



Bulgur with green beans and yogurt sauce

Aug 9th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Salads and Dressings

A light summer dish that is easy and fast to make. I am a big fan of Bulgur – Cracked wheat. It is very versatile and can be combines with fruit and nuts as well as with veggies. This dish features green beans and a yogurt and cumin sauce. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]



Spaghetti with Octopus

Jul 30th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

I was meeting up with a friend to try out some dishes. We were experimenting with Octopus salad so we had some of the octopus left over. Cooking all day long made us hungry, so I decided to fix us a pasta. I boil the Spaghetti in the sauce which gives a marvelous result. The [...]



Fillet of chicken breast on peas

Jul 24th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Meat and Poultry, Recipes

This simple dish can be prepared in just a few minutes. The fillet of chicken breast on peas is baked in 20 minutes. It can also be varied and the peas can be exchanged with leeks or cherry tomatoes. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share [...]



Eggs Kagiana – Strapazzada – Αυγά Καγιανά – Στραπατσάδα

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes

This dish of egg and vegetable can be found under two different names here in Greece. Eggs Kagiana or Strapazzada. This fact made me research a bit. I consulted Mariana from the History of Greek Food blog and here are some of the findings. Kagiana (which is pronounced: Kayana) is an egg dish known to [...]



Briam

Jul 20th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes

A light summer dish made of vegetables. Briam can be found throughout Greece as well as in the surrounding countries. The name lets me assume that the dish originates in the Ottoman empire. The dish fits the season perfectly due to its main ingredients such as tomato, eggplant and courgette. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this [...]



Dakos

Jul 19th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Again a recipe that uses Paximadi bread. This dry bread with barley is used a lot in Greek cuisine and Dakos is the classic dish for it. A hearty salad with tomato and feta cheese for hot weather. The Italian equivalent is Friselle, a dish that is common in Apulia. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this [...]



Boat Picnic II – Carrot-Curry-Ginger Salad with raisins

Jul 13th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Salads and Dressings

The second salad we had on board was made by Annette. She had prepared an oriental style salad made out of carrots, ginger, curry and raisins. The carrots are slightly cooked which leaved the salad with a bite. The seasoning is very different form a traditional salad dressing which was very welcome on board. Bookmark [...]



Baked eggplants with cracked wheat

Jul 8th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Starters

A great light summer dish. If you like eggplants and oriental spicing, this is your dish. The eggplants gets marinated and baked with a orange and garlic mix which gives it and exotic flavor. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers [...]



Fried cauliflower

Jul 4th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Salads and Dressings

If you are looking for a Mediterranean vegetable dish that is easy to do, you found it. Fried cauliflower is easy to make and tasted great. I am sure that even those who don’t like cauliflower love this dish. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share [...]