My Greek Tom & Eggs

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Greek eggsSunday mornings are my day to have a breakfast treat. I normally hanker for something egg based and this is one of the scrummiest comfort food breakfasts the Greeks have. If tomatoes are not in season or you don’t have any in stock tinned tomatoes work just as well.

My secret is the addition of the Greek yoghurt in my recipe. I always add a little in my scrambled eggs and omelette’s, it makes the eggs so beautifully creamy without the added calories of cream or butter. I also want to point out that the honey in this recipe is optional but in the same way that the Italians add a pinch of sugar to their tomato sauce the honey brings out the rich tomato flavour really well, especially if you are using tinned.

Try the recipe the next time you fancy having scrambled eggs for something a little different or as a smart way to get extra goodness into your kid’s diet.

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Greek Salad

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Greek Salad

Greek Salad - Blog 1Of course I would not be honouring Greek cuisine if I did not have this on the blog. My must have for a summer bbq .

This is less of a recipe and more of an assembly job. All of the elements of this salad are on display so this is the time to break out the fancy olive oil and use the best tomatoes you can find. I also feel that salt is a very important part of a Greek salad. I try and reduce salt wherever I can in my diet but you can really tell the difference if you are missing it in a Greek salad.

The version of Greek salad I use is the traditional classic. People have created different additions. My mum personally loves Jamie Oliver’s version where he adds add spring onions, green peppers and even vinegar to the mix (from memory) but for me the Greeks have got it right. Read the rest of this entry »

My 7 Ingredient melt in your mouth Short Ribs

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This has got to be my favourite dinner party recipe of the moment. It’s so simple it almost feels a little like I am cheating. I have used the Greek ethos of less is more in this recipe and my trial bunnies agree that it works so I have to share.

I starting using normal potatoes in this recipe but found them far too heavy so swapped them with sweet potatoes and this just lightens the dish up which means that it is suitable for all seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Kale Salad

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As Kale is on my list of favourite ingredients I couldn’t go without at least one recipe all about kale. This is a great super healthy side dish to serve alongside things such as grilled meats, Keftedes (Greek Meatballs, recipe to come) or simply on its own. You can pretty much add any extras you want to this salad such as spring onions or peppers. Read the rest of this entry »

Dakos Recipe

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When deciding what recipes to write first this was a no brainer. This little treat is by far the easiest but also my favourite snack ever! You will all think I am mad but there is something about Dakos that makes me look forward to summer. It’s a great little thing to have as a snack in the sun with friends or even is an appetiser for your next dinner party. Read the rest of this entry »

All About Sugar – Should you learn to say no?

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no sugarAs I stated in my ‘about me’ section I am refined Sugar free. I gave up around 4 years ago due to health reasons, tried to reintroduce it and realised that life is actually better without sugar.

So many of my female friends and family go through spats where they feel constantly exhausted no matter what they do (Particularly at a certain time of the month). I was one of these women; in fact I was the worst of the bunch. I found myself always moaning how tired I was and banging on about how lucky I would be if I got to have a nap. Sometimes it was as though I was a premature oldie, and believe me people sure let me know that this was the case, friends are charmers at time.

I never knew what caused my tiredness; consuming sugar would probably have never even made the list of probable causes as we all associate sugar as a pick me up and as something that gives us energy right? Not something that takes it away. So like most of us I just made an educated guess and put it down to having some sort of deficiency, Iron in my case. Yet any type of Iron supplement I tried didn’t work. Read the rest of this entry »