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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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Rice Stuffed Vegetables (Yemista)

Hmm… What can I say about this dish?… How can I effectively describe the deliciousness?… How can I explain the nostalgia it’s causing?… Hmm…

Maybe if I place here a photo, and say that it tastes like an explosion of spring and summer in your mouth?

And for the nostalgia? Well, I’ll just insert another photo here. One that shows the place, where most often my family eats this food, prepared exquisitely by my mother. With all the vegetables straight from our garden, which my father so efficiently takes care of. 😀

Sigh.. Enough with the talking to myself! (I anyway do that more often than I should.)

Rice stuffed vegetables, or Yemista as we call it in Greece, is right up there in my top 2 favorite dishes. EASILY. I hardly ever wait until it’s served. Taking bites standing on top of the tray is my thing. Ask my parents!

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