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Lamb burger with tzatziki sauce

Lamb burger with tzatziki sauce

One of my favorite burgers is a lamb burger with tzatziki sauce and arugula followed by a side of warm French fries! Perfect for lunch on a summer day or  just because you want to treat yourself. The lamb burger is rather easy to make and since traditionally, we pair lamb with tzatziki in Greece, I figured that the combination would be nothing less than extraordinary! I am not the one to invent the lamb burger, with tzatziki sauce but...

Delicious baked orzo pasta with lamb stew

Delicious baked orzo pasta with lamb stew

There is nothing better than a Delicious Baked orzo pasta with lamb stew !In Greece we call it “yiouvetsi” , and it is so delicious and juicy! Traditionally, it bakes in a clay pan with a lid on it, so all the juices from the meat stay inside and infuse the pasta, with that distinct aroma. A would do the exact same thing as a slow cooker but both these types of cooking might take 3-4 hours of baking time,...

Ultimate cheesecake recipe, NY style

cheesecake

This is the ultimate cheesecake recipe! Full of flavor and it doesn’t crack no matter how hard you try! It is a traditional NY cheesecake recipe that has been adapted to my Greek standards. It is definitely the best cheesecake recipe, I have tasted! Dense but airy at the same time and no matter what topping you choose, you can never go wrong! Of course you will ask what a cheesecake what does that have to do with Greek cuisine?...

Best Homemade pancakes

Best Homemade pancakes

  This easy recipe makes the best homemade pancakes.They are light, fluffy and full of flavor ! Just slightly sweet but enough  to make you want to add some delicious or I know that a lot of people state that their pancakes are “the best” but I can tell you for a fact that these  fluffy pancakes are “simply the best” hands down! This is one of my favorite recipes as it contains ingredients that I always have on hand...

Healthy baked Cod with tomato, capers and olives

baked cod with capers and olives

Super healthy baked Cod, full of flavor and perfect for those of us that are watching our waistlines, if you are on a low carb or even on a gluten free diet. This mediterranean dish is low in calories yet it has a full punch of flavor.  Maybe this recipe is considered Spanish but it is very close to the greek “cod plaki” due to the way of cooking and the flavors involved that  it definitely qualifies . Fresh ripened...

Tzatziki… the famous and healthy Greek dip

tzatziki and pita bread

All I have to say is that the Greek tzatziki dip is “yummy!”It is full of healthy benefits from the and the savory and refreshing taste makes it unforgettable We all have heard of it and most of us have tasted it. But tzatziki sauce/dip seems to have mutated the last few years both in Greece and here in the USA and I don’t like it Consequently I have decided that it is about time that this delicious greek dip...

Melomakarona, or Honey dipped greek spiced cookies

Every year, around Christmas time,  in Greece, the melomakarona cookies show up magically in every single home in Greece. Their smell alone wakes up so many memories…What is there not to love? Cinnamon and cloves, honey syrup and chocolate combined! Little bites of heaven that are almost too good for you as they are made primarily with oil instead of butter. The name ” melomakarona“in greek means “honey pasta” but don’t let the name fool you . Try these delicious Greek Christmasy...

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