Baklava
This is a Sotiropulos family recipe and probably one of the best baklava recipes around. Syrup: 1    cup   honey 1    cup   sugar 1/2 cup   water 1 cinnamon stick 1 whole (not grated) fresh orange peel Baklava Nut Mixture: 1 lb          Walnuts 1/3 cup  Sugar 1 tsp       Continue Reading
Calamari Tacos
Ingredients: 1 lb calamari steak 1 tsp lemon juice 2 tsp olive oil 1 tsp Italian parsley 1 tbsp chopped garlic 1 tbsp shallots 1 inch minced ginger 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional) Instructions: Wash calamari steaks.  Score them slightly in one direction and then slice them thin (1/4″ to 1/2″) In a bowl, Continue Reading
Vegan Asparagus Soup
You won’t miss the cream in this amazingly creamy vegan soup! Ingredients: 1-2 bunches asparagus 2 green onions 1 handful of fresh washed spinach 1/2 cup cashews 1 cup vegetable broth 2 sprigs fresh thyme salt & white pepper (or black) dash of white truffle oil Croutons: Whole grain bread cubed into 1/2″ pieces dash Continue Reading
TunaCado
Healthy and Delicious Tuna without mayo! Ingredients: 1 can premium tuna 1 ripe avocado 1 tbsp greek yogurt (or other) 1/2 can corn kernels or fresh cooked corn 1 finely diced celery stalk 1/2 tsp dried dill 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper Instructions: Strain tuna, set aside Strain corn, set Continue Reading
Horta are not just Dandelion Greens
Horta, or Greens, are a healthy staple in any Greek household.  Many people mistake “horta” for dandelion greens, but the truth is that there are dozens of different types of greens that Greeks use that fall into the “horta” category.  Horta are greens. These greens are simply boiled, cooled, and traditionally eaten topped with olive Continue Reading
Berry Spinach Blast
Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like spinach.  It tastes like a guilty desert!  Refreshing, sweet, and full of flavor! Ingredients: 1/2 frozen banana 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 1 lb spinach 2 tbsp almond milk Instructions: You need a strong food processor or a blender like a Vitamix that allows you to Continue Reading
George’s Roasted Garlic Butter
Ingredients: 5 heads whole garlic ¼ cup olive oil ¼ tsp cayenne pepper ¼ tsp cumin ¼ tsp garam masala ¼ tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp onion powder ¼ tsp ground thyme 1 tsp whole thyme ½ tsp oregano ½ tsp sugar ¼ tsp black pepper 4 tbsp butter (½ stick) Instructions: Preparation: Cut ½” Continue Reading
Moroccan Lamb Shanks
Ingredients: 4 lamb shanks 1 tsp turmeric ¼ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp ground coriander ¼ tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp cayenne pepper 4 cloves garlic 2 medium diced tomatoes small bunch fresh parsley large bunch fresh cilantro ½ tsp orange zest red wine stock or broth 2 sliced onions cubed sweet potatoes chopped carrots flour Continue Reading
Apple Bastilla
Ingredients: 4 chopped apples 5-6 bananas filo dough butter 1 tsp cinnamon 2-3 tbsp. Honey chopped lavender chopped thyme buds toasted almonds olive oil Instructions: Create a nutty paste by processing some almonds with honey and olive oil. Set aside. Cooking: Cook apples with butter and cinnamon. Add the honey. Add the lavender and thyme Continue Reading
George’s Rosemary Balsamic Salmon
Ingredients: 2 salmon fillets ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 2 tsp anise seed 2 tbsp chopped rosemary 1 tsp paprika Juice of 1 lemon olive oil ½ cup white wine or water salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Marinade: Place salmon in a plate to marinate. Make slits in the salmon ½ way through the fillet. Continue Reading