Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Starters

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 [...]



Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta cheese pie

Jun 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes, Starters

This classic Greek dish is very popular throughout the country. It is often eaten as a snack and you can find it in every bakery. I would even say it is a common as a slice of Pizza in other places. In taverns it is served as Mezze or first course to accompany a glass [...]



Fried chickpeas with chorizo and spinach

Jun 5th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Starters

This delicious dish I have discovered at Mr. Bittman’s blog. Being a big chickpea fan the recipe was noted down but it took me a while to get to doing it. The sauce of fried chorizo and sherry goes very well with the crisp chickpea and the soft spinach. A delicious dish. Bookmark on Delicious [...]



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, [...]



Kosheri

Apr 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Starters

Kosheri is a classic Moroccan dish. Is is light and nutritious. It is easy to make when you have lots of guests. For us it seems to be a rather strange mix of ingredients. Noodles, lentils and rice. Kosheri is served with a spicy tomato sauce. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook [...]



Saganaki, Σαγανάκι

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

You  can find all sorts of use of cooked cheese in the European cuisine. Raclette and Fondue are cooked a lot in central and western Europe. Here in Greece you can find Saganaki Cheese in every Taverna. It is a classic Mezze throughout the country. It is made of Kefalotiri, a hard goat cheese. Bookmark [...]



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 [...]



Leek baked with Mozzarella di Buffola

Mar 4th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Starters

I love leek. A fairly simple way of preparing leek is the following. Simply combined with Mozzarella di Buffola and good olive oil brings out the full flavour of the leek. A truly plain and delicous warm Mezze. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via [...]



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 [...]



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 [...]