Mediterranean cuisine for every day


Chocolate pudding with Cayenne pepper

Apr 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

Easy and fast was the promise of Joumana in her blog and she was right. The pudding is one of the fastest desert I ever made and the the combination of sweet and spicy is delicious. Preparation time: 5 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients for 6 servings: 2 cups of milk 1/2 cup of cream 2 [...]

Risotto with porcini secchi

Apr 14th, 2011 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Risotto

This risotto is one of the best “instant food” recipes ever. I always have some dried mushrooms – porcini secchi at home. It is very practical when you have unexpected visitors and want to offer them a delicious meal. It only takes 20 minutes to prepare and takes very few ingredients. Preparation time: 5 minute [...]

19th Mediterranean Cooking Event – Greece

Apr 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Blogevents, Recipes

As all travels come to an end also this travel comes to an end. Our last station is Greece, the birthplace of this blog. The Greek Cuisine is in my opinion highly underestimated. This is due to mostly lousy cooking abilities in crowded touristy areas of the country. Original Greek Cuisine is mainly cooked at [...]

Tagliatelle alla Puttanesca

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: easy and fast, Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

The Puttanesca sugo goes with all kinds of pasta. I had freshly made Tagliatelle at home so I tried this combination. I always make a classic Puttanesca sugo with anchovies, capers, olives and tomato sauce. A simple but delightful pasta dish. People are often afraid of using anchovies in cooking, but in this dish they [...]

Chicken breast with Prosciuto

Mar 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Meat and Poultry, Recipes

I love this method of preparing chicken breast. The meat stays soft and juicy, it fries quickly and the spices give the dish a great flavour. I serve this dish with rice, spinach or cous cous. An easy to do dish that can be prepared in just a few minutes. Preparation time: 20 minutes Frying [...]

Avgolemono Soup – Σούπα αυγολέμονο

Mar 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Soups

I can´t think of anything more Greek than Avgolemono. Many dishes are cooked and served with this sauce of egg and lemon. You can also find it in the Turkish Youvalakia. I have prepared a soup from Avgolemono. A fresh and tasty soup that is creamy though light. Preparation time: 20 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: [...]

Tahini Chocolate Brownie

Mar 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

This fabulous idea originates at Joumana blog. Take a classic American sweet and combine it with orthodox lent tradition. There you go: the Tahini chocolate Brownie is born. All oils are replaced with Tahini. The Brownie is light and fluffy, it tastes delicious. The smell of sesame or Halva during baking is great. I had [...]

Chicken with Mustard, Orange and Honey

Mar 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Meat and Poultry, Recipes

This recipe was posted by Petra from Chili and Ciabata Blog for my Mediterranean cooking event. It is a dish that originates in Israel. The mustard, orange and honey go perfectly with the chicken. A delicious way of preparing chicken. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 60 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients for 2 servings 2 [...]

Fennel and cauliflwer baked with feta cheese

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings, Starters

Fennel and cauliflower baked is the ideal warm salad but you can also let it cool off or serve it slightly chilled. Feta cheese goes well with these veggies and it does not require much time to prepare. Preparation time: 25 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: 1 cauliflower 1 fennel bulb 2 cloves of garlic 1 [...]

Spaghetti Carbonara

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

Spaghetti Carbonara is, besides the Aglio e Olio recipe, probably the most simple and easy to do pasta recipe. The only requirements are fresh, organic free range eggs and speck. Make sure you don’t use regular bacon but speck which has less fat and more taste. Preparation time: 20 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients for 2 [...]