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How to Cook an Authentic Italian Meal When You’re Not Italian

How to Cook an Authentic Italian Meal When You’re Not Italian

Italian cuisine is extremely popular in the United States. As a matter of fact, it is tied with Mexican food as the most popular ethnic food served in the US. It also happens to be one of the most popular cuisines that we whip up at home. But many aspiring home chefs fumble their way […]

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Cutest Kitten Playing with a Cicada

Cutest Kitten Playing with a Cicada

I had the chance this year to find a stray kitten. It came to my garden and we decided to keep her. We didn’t know that she was a little devil! She loves chasing insects in the garden and her favorites are the dead cicadas! Enjoy 4 minutes of her playing!   The post Cutest […]

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August in Greece III

August in Greece III

Another year and another holiday in my home country. August in Greece is unbelievable! It’s difficult to use words to explain the magic of Greek summers! The food, the vegetables, the weather, the sea, the people…plus the magic the Greek gods offered generously. I am not going to write much as I am in a […]

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Kale with Spinach and Feta Filo Rolls

Kale with Spinach and Feta Filo Rolls

A recipe for kale and spinach filo rolls with dill and feta cheese. A delicious treat to boost yourself with iron and vitamins. As I continue my culinary journey to the land of pastries, I had to do some rolls involving my favorite greens. Spinach and kale. Both spinach and kale are very nutritious and […]

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5 Easy Healthy Recipes to Boost Immunity

5 Easy Healthy Recipes to Boost Immunity

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ―Hippocrates Did you know that the immune system’s army is in the stomach? And to keep the army healthy, you need to feed it good nourishment. Our immune system does an incredible job at protecting us from all those pesky germs that want to invade […]

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Turkish Halloumi and Mint Rolls (Sigara Borek)

Turkish Halloumi and Mint Rolls (Sigara Borek)

Delicious and easy to make Turkish Sigara Borek. Deep fried Hallumi and fresh mint rolled in filo pastry. I have a great passion in stuffed filo rolls. They can be meaty or veggie ones, I don’t mind. As long as I can taste the crunchy filo and an interesting filling, I am good. No one […]

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German Beef Rouladen Stew

German Beef Rouladen Stew

A delicious recipe for the traditional German beef Rouladen. Hearty beef rolls stuffed with onion, lardons and pickles in a rich sauce. I was in Germany last week for a business trip. I always enjoy visiting Germany, especially in the summer when the weather is quite pleasant. Besides the business, the main reason I went […]

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Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes Tart

Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes Tart

A summer recipe for delicious roasted eggplant and tomato tart. Together with the basil mozzarella it’s almost an Italian Caprese bake. Summer is here and her majesty, the eggplant comes again to stimulate our senses and palate. This is a recipe with Mediterranean origin (of course!) that blends roasted vegetables with herbs and mozzarella cheese. […]

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Lentils with Smoked Sausage and Spinach Stew

Lentils with Smoked Sausage and Spinach Stew

A hearty recipe for brown lentils with smoked sausage and spinach stew. A guilty pleasure with a boost of iron. Lentils and sausage! Strange combination, isn’t it? One would eat a lentils soup or salad as a part of a healthy diet. Add sausages and you ruin everything! You may be right but many of […]

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Stuffed Eggplants and Peppers with Rice and Herbs

Stuffed Eggplants and Peppers with Rice and Herbs

A summer favorite casserole (Gemista) with stuffed eggplants and peppers with rice and herbs. A healthy vegan dish to indulge without second thoughts. Stuffed vegetables is one of my favorite dishes, easily. There are many versions of them. You can have stuffed eggplants with meat (with or without rice), stuffed peppers with cheese etc. But […]

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Italian Chicken Cacciatore Stew in Wine Sauce

Italian Chicken Cacciatore Stew in Wine Sauce

An awesome recipe for Italian Chicken Cacciatore in a wine and tomato sauce. Best served with Bucatini pasta or wild rice. From what I understand, Chicken Cacciatore (the Italian Hunter’s chicken) doesn’t exist! At least, not as an official recipe. That makes sense as the purpose of the dish was for the hunters to cook […]

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