Category Archives: Appetizers

Tuna Empanada with Caramelized Onions and Peppers

Happy 2013!

I hope you had great holidays, relaxing and full of amazing food! I know I did!

Since this is my first post since (what seems like) ages, I decided to stick to something rather simple, but very delicious: Empanada with tuna and a mix of caramelized onions and three-color peppers!

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I used commercially available dough, special for empanadas (very similar to brisee, in my opinion). I definitely believe that if you can find good quality ready dough, it’s not a bad thing to use it! So, no, I’m not ashamed 🙂 .

Let’s go and make it then!

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Cheese Pie with Homemade Filo Pastry

Disclaimer: This was my first attempt at making filo pastry.

Result: Very satisfying!

I chose to use the pastry for a cheese pie. Surprise 1.

And I used feta cheese. Surprise 2.

Oh, come on, there is no surprise here. I am Greek. Cheese pie is a huge tradition for us. It’s our breakfast, lunch and dinner. And I don’t think I need to actually explain why I used feta.

Because it rocks and rules. That’s why!

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Beetroot and Yogurt Salad with Walnuts

Since the previous post was a bit more complicated and time consuming, and the next one is going to be about whoopie pies (oh yeah!), I decided to post a super fast, super easy salad/dip!

I don’t know if you know how healthy beetroots are, but they are. I love their natural sweetness, and commonly we prepare them in a salad with olive oil and vinegar.

This is a delicious alternative, where the tanginess of the yogurt pairs nicely with the beetroots.

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Greek Fáva {Purée made with Yellow Split Peas}

This post will be about Greek fáva, a creamy appetizer/main dish made with yellow split peas, and served with a variety of garnishes according to taste.

But, let me just start by saying:

I had a veeeery nice Saturday.

…and a veeery nice Sunday.

And now that I got it out of my system, let’s proceed to the very easy fáva preparation! 🙂

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