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Yiaourti Me Meli (Yogurt with Honey)

Strained, thick greek yogurt topped with walnuts and honey.

“Yogurt with Honey”, a quick-fix Greek dessert that consists of nothing more than Greek yogurt, honey, and walnuts.

I use the term quick-fix loosely, because in my kitchen, we’re going to want to strain the Greek yogurt for at least 24 hours and Greek yogurt is literally another way of saying “strained yogurt” so yeah, we’re straining strained yogurt until it is pretty much protein free. This dessert is a bodybuilder’s worst nightmare. (´・ω・`)

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Tiropita

Cheese pie.

Cheese pie.

I actually gained a few pounds shortly after making this. You have been warned~!! \(^O^)/

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Fasolada

Soup with white beans, carrots, celery, and plenty of olive oil.

My father asks for “bableves”. I’m trying out Greek recipes to add to my cookbook. Fasolada is a Greek bean soup dish. We had white beans. Bableves is Hungarian for bean soup. It was pretty easy to figure out what to do.

So this is fasolada, which according to Wikipedia is to Greece as Goulash is to Hungary, which is funny because I never actually heard of it until I looked at a list of traditional Greek recipes. Well whatever, it’s Greek, it’s easy to make albeit a little time consuming, and it’s tasty, so why not? ⊂(◉‿◉)つ

It was so tasty I didn’t even need to top it with sour cream! But I did anyway!!! \(^O^)/

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Moussaka

A layer of eggplants and onions, topped with a layer of ground meat, topped with a layer of baked béchamel sauce.

A layer of eggplants and onions, topped with a layer of ground meat, topped with a layer of baked béchamel sauce.

I’ve been meaning to do this dish for about 3 months now, and while the meat wasn’t on special, I was determined last Friday to get this one done and over with. And I’m so glad I did, the flavour of this dish really caught me off guard. It truly is something special, and unlike any other Greek dish I’ve tried thus far.

I really wanted to use lamb meat, but they didn’t have it ground and the cuts they had weren’t ideal for grinding, so whatever… beef is good too. Just not as good. (*ノ・ω・)

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Octopus Salad

Octopus tossed with red onions and cilantro.

Octopus tossed with red onions and cilantro.

A very simple recipe, something I came up with when I didn’t feel like buying another bottle of wine to make my signature octopus dish. It’s not as flavourful, but it still has octopus, so it’s got to be good. (´・ω・`)

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Greek Lemon Roast Potatoes

Oven-roasted potatoes with lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic.

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Chicken Souvlaki

Skewered chicken grilled with red peppers and onions.

Very simple recipe, ideal for summer when outdoor grilling is a thing.

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Feta Saganaki

Pan-fried feta cheese topped with olives.

While generally considered to be an appetizer, this is actually surprisingly filling.

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Tzatziki

Greek yogurt with cucumbers and garlic.

For her birthday, my sister asked me to come up with the best tzatziki recipe and give it to her. I delivered.

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Strapatsada

Eggs scrambled with tomatoes and feta cheese.

This took me quite some time to perfect. First few times I added too many tomatoes, it was usually soggy and it always had an unappetizing liquid forming at the bottom. Overtime I experimented with different methods and ingredients, and now I have mastered the art of strapatsada, and added my own Hungarian “twist” to it. And now I am passing my ever-lasting knowledge onto you. Go forth and make me proud. (´・ω・`)

Also, I once saw a video where a woman used ketchup instead of tomatoes. I puked. Hard.

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