Coconut Cake

I love these small chocolate bars with coconut flakes and covered with dark chocolate. They are my absolute favorite. That is why IĀ  was thinking to make a cake similar to these bars. I love the taste of coconut very much so I wanted to make this cake as much tasting of it as possible,…

Marble Cake with Olive Oil and Yogurt

Yesterday I decided to make a marble cake for the weekend. I had everything at home – except butter! So I searched the net to find an idea how to replace butter by olive oil. I found several recipes but non of it would really find my approval. But, at least, it gave me the…

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…

Greek Pies with Wild Herbs (Chortopitarakia)

This is one of my favorite dishes in Greek Cuisine! What I especially love aboutĀ  living on the island of Crete is the use of wild herbs in the daily nutrition. Not only to spice the dish but also to eat as a side dish or salad. There are still a lot of women, old…

Salmon Filet with Spinach and Feta Cheese

You won’t believe it but salmon filet and spinach goes very well together, as well as spinach and Feta cheese. All three together are most delicious! For this dish I prefer frozen salmon filets. As the potatoes take long time to cook the cooking time of the frozen fish corresponds better than the fresh. I…

Homemade Chocolate Spread

My kids love chocolate spread and I find it quiet expensive and the ingredients too many and unhealthy (especially the amount of sugar). So here is my easy to make recipe: You need: 100 gr chocolate couverture (I prefer the dark with at least 65%) 1/2 package of margarine 1/2 can sweet condensed milk 2…

Homemade Crunchy Muesli

My kids and I love crunchy muesli! But compared to other breakfast flakes those muesli you get in the super markets are quite expensive! So why don’t you make it on your own? It is really simple, very tasty, much cheaper and your kitchen will smell like a cake shop during preparation! What you need:…