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Greek Salad

Greek Salad


Greek salad or Horiatiki as the name suggests is a popular salad in Greek cuisine. Usually this salad is made out of tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, feta cheese, and olives dressed with olive oil then seasoned with salt and oregano. A staple dish in Greece where it is commonly served with pita bread and an ice … Continue reading

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Beef Gyros

Beef Gyros


Gyros is a Greek dish made out of roasted meat cooked on a vertical spit wrapped in a flat bread together with vegetables, spices and different types of sauces. This dish is Greeks own version of fast food as it can be seen almost anywhere in Greece like hamburgers in America, having said that sometimes … Continue reading

Baklava

Baklava


Baklava is a very rich sweet pastry made out of layers nuts and filo pastry sweetened with sugar syrup and/or honey. Its main characteristic is crunchy, nutty and very sweet (one of the sweetest desserts I tried). The first time I had this was when one of our Jordanian office colleague brought it back to … Continue reading

Watermelon and Haloumi Salad

Watermelon and Haloumi Salad


One of the best cheeses you will ever taste is Haloumi specially when freshly fried or grilled, the mozzarella like texture of inside and semi crispy outer layer combined with its salty taste is something to drool for. Just on its own is already a treat but for this instance we will be using it … Continue reading

Beef Kofta

Beef Kofta


Kofta is a type of Middle Eastern meatball which typically consists of minced meat such as beef, mutton and lamb plus an array of spices and herbs. It can be grilled, fried, baked or poached. A very old dish which dates back to 525 BC when the Persians invaded Egypt and left this recipe that … Continue reading

Tzatziki

Tzatziki


Tzatziki or tzadziki is a type of Greek and Turkish meze or appetizer usually used for souvlaki and gyros; it can also be used as a dip for breads, potato chips and pita. This dish is made out of strained yoghurt mixed with grated cucumber, garlic, salt, olive oil, mint and lemon juice. I never … Continue reading

Greek Pizza

Greek Pizza


Greek pizza can be referred to any of the two food items, First is a pizza using Greek ingredients and the other one refers to the pizza crust which is distinguished by its oily nature and baked in pan, for this post it will be referring to the Greek toppings and I will be using … Continue reading

Barley Drink

Barley Drink


Barley Drink or Barley water is a beverage made out of boiled barley flavoured with lemon and sugar.  A traditional British soft drink which is commonly home-made and also commercially available with different flavours to choose from. This practice of boiling grain in water has been existing since the ancient times and that was evident … Continue reading

Almond Toffee Pretzels

Almond Toffee Pretzels


Before we had made some Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels, it was a huge success and did not last a day in our kitchen, today we had those cravings again so we will be making some pretzels but with a slight variation and use Almond toffee as the flavour.  This was inspired by the almond toffee of … Continue reading

Mixed Berries Cheesecake

Mixed Berries Cheesecake


Today’s post will be Mixed Berries Cheesecake and I was invited over at Taste It My Way as a guest blogger so for the recipe please head over to my Mixed Berries Cheesecake post or continue below. For those who haven’t been to Taste It My Way, Its a food blog created by Chef Gary from … Continue reading

Grilled Steak and Greek Salad

Grilled Steak and Greek Salad


This is what’s nice with summer you can enjoy fresh grilled dishes like this matched with a light summer salad and some very cold apple cider, after days of raining here in Auckland at last the sun is out and everybody is firing up their barbecues and enjoy the company of friends and family in … Continue reading

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels


Pretzel is a type of baked food which can be made soft or hard, sweet or savoury, large or small that is tied in a unique knot like shape which pretzel is known for. There are a lot of variants of this delicious treat like donuts where it can have an array of different flavours, … Continue reading

Blueberry Cheesecake

Blueberry Cheesecake


Cheesecake, I guess everybody loves this one, a dessert which is made of cream cheese and cream mixture placed on a biscuit or pastry base topped with fruits.  For a bit of history, Cheesecake have been existent since the ancient Greek period where they serve it for religious purposes as an offering to the Gods, … Continue reading

Shawarma

Shawarma


Shawarma is a sandwich wrap of Middle Eastern origin, usually made out of spit roast shaved meat of beef, lamb, goat, chicken and turkey mixed with tabouli salad and/or fattoush salad, tomatoes and cucumber  This is the Middle Eastern counterpart to the ever famous American Burger where its a staple fast-food item not just in … Continue reading