• Stuffed eggplants from Lesvos island
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    Stuffed eggplants from Lesvos island

    Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

    Time: 2 hours

    Difficulty: High

    Season: Summer/Autumn

    Greek: Melitzanes papoutsakia apo ti Lesvo

    This is a very tasty dish!

  • Hunkar begendi
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    Hunkar begendi

    Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

    Time: 1,5 hour

    Difficulty: High

    Season: All seasons

    Greek: Kokkinisto kreas me poure melitzanas

    Hunkar begendi is a Turkish dish and means literally “Sultan’s Delight. It is well known in Greece and cooked by the Greeks in Constantinopolis.

  • Black eyed beans
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    Black eyed beans

    Serves/Yields: 4 persons

    Season: Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter

    Greek: Fasolia mavromatika

  • Eggplants with potato puree
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    Eggplants papoutsakia stuffed with vegetable puree

    Serves/Yields: 4 persons

    Time: 1,5 - 2 hours

    Difficulty: Medium

    Season: Summer/Autumn

    Greek: Melitzanes paputsakia me poure laxanikwn

    If you are following an alkaline diet based on vegetables, pulses and fruits you can try mixing eggplants with vegetable mash. This recipe does not have any sugar, meat, egg, flour.

  • Goat fricassee
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    Goat fricassee

    Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

    Difficulty: Medium

    Season: Autumn, Winter

    Greek: Katsikaki me maroulia kai horta avgolemono

    Goat is low fat meet. Alternatively you can use lamb or pork

  • Ergolavi
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    Ergolavi

    Serves/Yields: 25 - 30 cookies

    Time: 1 hour

    Difficulty: Easy

    Season: All seasons

    Greek: Ergolavi

    A kind of almond cookies. Easy and quick to prepare.

  • Beans piaz
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    Piaz white bean salad

    Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

    Difficulty: Easy

    Season: All seasons

    Greek: Fasolia Piaz

  • Stuffed vegetables
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    Stuffed vegetables with whole grain rice, raisins and orange zest

    Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

    Time: 2 - 2,5 hours

    Difficulty: High

    Season: Summer/Autumn

    Greek: Yemista me anapoflioto rizi, stafides kai xysma portokaliou

  • Eggplants in oil and tomato sauce
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    Eggplants in oil and tomato sauce

    Serves/Yields: 4 persons

    Difficulty: Easy

    Season: Summer

    Greek: Melitzanes sti katsarola me tomata

  • Kalitsounia
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    Cretan Kalitsounia

    Difficulty: High

    Greek: Kaltsounia Me Kanella

    There are various versions of Kaltsounia. Cretan Kaltsounia are also shaped in stars like in the picture. Our effort to shape them like stars was unfortunate as you may notice. the difference from the proposal in the recipe is that instead of making a half moon you roll the circled dough up, down and left , right of the filling and then squize the dough in order to shape a star.

  • Greek salad
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    Greek salad (2)

    Serves/Yields: 4 persons

    Time: 15 minutes

    Difficulty: Easy

    Season: Autumn/Winter

    Greek: Horiatiki salata

    This is a recipe by a famous greek chef, Elias Mamalakis, who is now days very popular to the greek public not
    only for his recipes but also for his spirit. Elias Mamalakis the last years is presenting his ideas for nice,
    easy and quick recipes on the Greek TV.

  • Minced Meat Rissoles with Cummin
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    Minced Meat Rissoles with Cumin

    Serves/Yields: 4 persons

    Time: 1 - 1,5 hour

    Difficulty: Medium

    Season: Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter

    Greek: Soutzoukakia Smirneika

    This meal originates from the city of Smyrni in the coast of Asia Minor. The word Soutzoukakia comes from the Turkish word Sucuk (a spicy sausage). The meal is part of the Constantinopolitan Cuisine.

Stuffed eggplants from Lesvos island

Stuffed eggplants from Lesvos island

Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: High

Season: Summer/Autumn

Greek: Melitzanes papoutsakia apo ti Lesvo

Hunkar begendi

Hunkar begendi

Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

Time: 1,5 hour

Difficulty: High

Season: All seasons

Greek: Kokkinisto kreas me poure melitzanas

Black eyed beans

Black eyed beans

Serves/Yields: 4 persons

Season: Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter

Greek: Fasolia mavromatika

Eggplants with potato puree

Eggplants papoutsakia stuffed with vegetable puree

Serves/Yields: 4 persons

Time: 1,5 - 2 hours

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Summer/Autumn

Greek: Melitzanes paputsakia me poure laxanikwn

Goat fricassee

Goat fricassee

Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Autumn, Winter

Greek: Katsikaki me maroulia kai horta avgolemono

Ergolavi

Ergolavi

Serves/Yields: 25 - 30 cookies

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Season: All seasons

Greek: Ergolavi

Beans piaz

Piaz white bean salad

Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

Difficulty: Easy

Season: All seasons

Greek: Fasolia Piaz

Stuffed vegetables

Stuffed vegetables with whole grain rice, raisins and orange zest

Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

Time: 2 - 2,5 hours

Difficulty: High

Season: Summer/Autumn

Greek: Yemista me anapoflioto rizi, stafides kai xysma portokaliou

Eggplants in oil and tomato sauce

Eggplants in oil and tomato sauce

Serves/Yields: 4 persons

Difficulty: Easy

Season: Summer

Greek: Melitzanes sti katsarola me tomata

Kalitsounia

Cretan Kalitsounia

Difficulty: High

Greek: Kaltsounia Me Kanella

Greek salad

Greek salad (2)

Serves/Yields: 4 persons

Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Season: Autumn/Winter

Greek: Horiatiki salata

Minced Meat Rissoles with Cummin

Minced Meat Rissoles with Cumin

Serves/Yields: 4 persons

Time: 1 - 1,5 hour

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter

Greek: Soutzoukakia Smirneika

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Easter cookies with cheese

Easter cookies with cheese

Difficulty: Easy

Season: Spring

Greek: Koulourakia me tyri

Recipe by: Toula Geka, Mesohori – Larisa

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Easter Lamb on the Spit

Easter Lamb on the Spit

Serves/Yields: 6 - 8 persons

Difficulty: High

Season: Easter

Greek: Arni Pashalino tis Souvlas

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Greek Easter Cookies from Smyrna

Greek Easter Cookies from Smyrna

Serves/Yields: 5 dozen

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Spring

Greek: Pashalina koulourakia apo ti Smyrni

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Easter Midnight Soup

Easter Midnight Soup

Serves/Yields: 6 persons

Season: Spring

Greek: Magiritsa

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Greek Yogurt

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Difficulty: Easy

Greek: Yiaourti me ahladi glyko

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Salted sardines from Kalloni Lesvos

Salted sardines from Kalloni Lesvos

Season: Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter

Greek: Pastes sardeles Kallonis

This appetizer is very popular in Lesvos. It goes well with ouzo.

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Charcoaled octopus

Charcoaled octopus

Season: All seasons

Greek: Htapodi sta karvouna

It might look difficult to prepare but if you have tasted it in a Greek island and it was well prepared, then it is worth trying to cook it. It is considered a very famous Greek appetizer which is very often accompanied with Ouzo drink. There are many variations of this appetizer. We suggest you the following recipe. Two tips regarding octopus. Do not add too much salt become it is salty. It does not require any extra water on cooking because it has its own juice.

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