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Mushroom, Olive and Caper Sauce  — Σάλτσα από Mανιτάρια, Eλιές και Kάππαρη

Mushroom, Olive and Caper Sauce — Σάλτσα από Mανιτάρια, Eλιές και Kάππαρη

Aglaia Kremezi’s latest book, Mediterranean Hot and Spicy, boasts a number of flavorful recipes and among them is this Mushroom, Olive and Caper Sauce. This sauce is an ideal pantry item that can (with minimal do-ahead preparation) provide you with a quick, healthy meal any night of the week.
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Black Eyed Pea Salad — Σαλάτα με Mαυρομάτικα

Black Eyed Pea Salad — Σαλάτα με Mαυρομάτικα

This simple, flavorful salad is another Lenten dish we enjoyed this week. Low in fat and high in quality protein and fiber, black eyed peas also contain several types of phytochemicals–i.e. they are rich in lignans, which can play a role in preventing osteoporosis, heart disease and certain cancers. Moreover, the flavonoids in beans may help reduce heart disease and cancer risk while phytosterols, also in legumes, help reduce blood cholesterol levels.
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Μελιτζάνα με Nτομάτα και Kόκκινο Kρασί

Μελιτζάνα με Nτομάτα και Kόκκινο Kρασί

This Monday (Καθαρή Δευτέρα or Clean Monday) signaled the start of Lent, a period of fasting and spiritual contemplation meant to cleanse one’s soul in anticipation of Easter and the resurrection of Christ. As such this week’s daily menu involves simple, traditional Greek fare enjoyed by many this time of year.
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Τσιγαρέλλι — Tsigarelli

Τσιγαρέλλι — Tsigarelli

Corfiots like their food spicy and this simple dish of stewed wild greens is no exception. I first tasted Tsigarelli in a local taverna, “O Yiannis,” located on a small side street just wide enough to accomodate one passing vehicle in a Corfu Town suburb known as Mon Repo. The taverna is definitely my favorite among all we’ve tried on the island. The taverna’s owner, Yianni, is a spirited Corfiot with a vibrant personality and perpetual smile that make everyone that enters his humble establishment feel like family.
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Culinary Tour 2010 — South of the Border

Culinary Tour 2010 — South of the Border

Today’s dish is one inspired by the flavors of Mexico, a vibrant and colorful country with a deep history rooted in the Mayan, Aztec and Toltec civilizations. As I’ve never visited Mexico before, I eagerly decided to join Joan of Foodalogue on her latest installment of  Culinary Tour Around the World, Culinary Tour 2010–South of the Border, the first stop of which is Mexico.
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Christmas/Holiday Buffet

Christmas/Holiday Buffet

For all those still on the lookout for some last minute cooking ideas to grace their Christmas or Holiday table/buffet, here are some quick and festive dishes that will surely satisfy hungry guests and add some holiday spirit to any soiree. I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2010 … here’s to peaceful and joyous holidays filled with good food, family, friends and lots of laughter!

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