Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Side Dishes

Zucchini Pilaf with nuts and pomegranate

Jul 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Side Dishes, Starters

This Pilafi or Pilaf is a light summer dish that can be served warm or cold. You can vary the ingredients. The Pilafi tastes great with okra or peas but you can also vary with the nuts. All sorts of roasted nuts will taste great. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz [...]

Couscous with pumpkin and apricots

Apr 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Side Dishes, Starters

I love using couscous lately. It is versatile and easy to prepare. One can mix it with all sorts of ingredients, not necessarily only with parsley and mint for tabbouleh. I found a nice pumpkin in the market, which I decided to use. It gives a great flavour once baked and mixes well with fruit, [...]

Eggplant rolls

Mar 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Side Dishes, Starters

This recipe I found in a cookbook called “flavours of the mediterranean” which I had gotten form my almost mother in law for Christmas. Finally I had gotter arround to cooking from it. A great dish for eggplant lovers with a touch of anchovies. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it [...]

Baked Beans and Spinach

Feb 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Side Dishes, Starters

Baked beans and spinach is another fasting dish I want to present. This combination of beans and spinach surprised me with its taste and texture. The beans are melting, the spinache is jusicy. The onion and the garlic give a nice falvour to the vegetarian dish. In later posts I will also present some fish [...]

Μelinzanokeftedes – Μελιτζανoκεφτεδες

Feb 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Side Dishes

Seven weeks befor Easter Lent beginns in Christianity. So with also here in Greece. For those who take fasting verz serious certain rules apply according to the day of the week and the week you are in. Some of the days vegan food is in demand, on other days the consumtion of oil, wine and [...]

Chickpeas with spinach

Dec 29th, 2009 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Side Dishes, Starters

Escaping the busy new year time in Athens I have escaped to Hydra. Here in the Saronic golf things are going slow and quiet. This is exactly what I was looking for. The weather is fabulous and I could enjoy lunch in a t-shirt. Being a chickpea lover I have prepared chickpeas with spinach. A [...]

Warm cauliflower salad

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings, Side Dishes, Starters

With the weather cooling down warm salads are more and more welcome. At this time of the year, I prefer a hearty, warm plate to a cold salad. This cauliflower salad con be served as a side dish, but it can serve as well as a whole meal, especially for lunch. I served it with [...]

Spring onions in filo pastry (Μπουρεκάκι με κρεμμύδι)

Jul 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes, Side Dishes, Starters

This is an amazingly minimalistic recipe. The dish consists only of filo pastry and spring onions. Just some salt, pepper and olive oil added to season it. I serve it as a mezze with ouzo or wine but as well as a starter in combination with some salad. The soft onion in combination with the [...]

Fennel in the pan

May 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Recipes, Side Dishes, Starters

I had some fennel left from the chicken dish I had prepared the other day. For my personal taste the best way to prepare fennel is to prepare it as simple as possible. This way it can develop its unique taste the best way possible. Preparation time: 3 minutes Cooking time: 25-30 minutes Simple recipe [...]

Rosemary Potatoes

Apr 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Recipes, Side Dishes

I love this way of preparing potatoes. They become crusty from the outside while turning soft and mushy on the inside. They go well with meat and fish, but I often make them on their own and serve them with a sauce and some salad. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz [...]