Superfood Giourvalakia (Greek Meatballs)

Giourvalakia are the Greek version of meatballs. The minced meat usually is mixed with rice, cooked in a broth and at the end of the cooking time mixed with a mixture of lemon and egg. I found this recipe lately, made with the nowadays highly promoted Quinoa and millet instead of rice. It turned out…

Honey Cake “Lebkuchen” Muffins

Honey cake is one of the traditional cakes during Christmas time in Germany besides Lebkuchen or Christmas Stollen. Here is one idea to make honey cake as muffin. It is best to prepare them at least one day before eating as they contain typical spices like cardamom, clove, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. As honey I…

Christmas Stollen Muffins

In Germany Christmas Stollen is the most traditional sweet bread existing. It is a heavy sweet bread loaf traditionally made from butter, yeast, curd, raisins and candied fruit peel. Besides of Lebkuchen it is the most important sweet at Christmas time. The “Dresdner Christstollen” and “Nürnberger Lebkuchen” are the most famous of all. If you…

Most Tasty Meatballs

Recently my daughter asked me to buy ready cooked meatballs from the supermarket to have at home as a snack.  After  strolling around in  the supermarket looking in the deep-freezers and the fresh food corner we found some, made from pure beef and no artificial flavors. Most ready to eat meatballs were made from pork…

Pasta Soufflé

Once upon a time my mother made this dish when we were small and it became one of our favorite dishes. So it was just logical that I prepared this dish as well when I had my own family – and my kids love it as much as me and my brothers did. It is…

Chocolate Pie

There is a commercial in Greece that says “more chocolate is not possible” – this is how I would describe this cake! Everything of this cake is just chocolate! It is sweet, it is juicy and it is chocolate. The first time I had a cake like this was at a long week-end in Sitia…

Pork Filet with Fruity Sauce

Are you looking for a Summer Sunday’s dish? Well, try out this one. It is not difficult to prepare. The combination of the hearty pork meat with fruits is really tasty. I am sure also your kids will like it. What you need: 3 pork fillets (appr. 250 gr each) 1 large apple 1 quince…

Greek Vegetable Pie (Χορτοπιτα)

Maybe you already know my recipe for Chortopitarakia, the small pies stuffed with wild green herbs. If you do not have the time or patience to make those you should try this pie. Compared to the small pies it will take you about half hour to prepare the pie before cooking. So it is quickly…

Black and White Pudding

When you think about white pudding your mind would go for sure immediately to vanilla pudding. But did you ever try to make it with white chocolate? Well, try it out and you will never ever make vanilla pudding again! Usually I do not like white chocolate. But since I tried out this recipe I…

What to do if…

This was one of those days where I skipped my plans for lunch but realized that one ingredient for my dish is missing: cream for the sauce. Saturdays is actually our fish-day at home. Actually I was planning to simply fry some fish filet and make some french fries as side dish. So I bought…