Garlic & Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

I’m a comfort food type of person. While I can fully appreciate a gourmet meal, there is just something to be said about those “simple” foods that taste like home. But simple doesn’t have to mean boring.

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Lahanodolmades (Greek Cabbage Rolls with Avgolemono Sauce)

I was not a fan of Greek grape-leaf dolmades when I was a kid, but I have thankfully gotten my act together. However, cabbage rolls are just as good… and so much bigger!

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Ginger & Green Onion Roast Chicken

20200321_204418Every so often I do a little grocery shopping in my own pantry.  I’m sure many of us find ourselves in the same position: you buy an ingredient that you only need a little of and then the rest sits there for ages waiting for you to remember it’s there.

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Beefy-Leekie Soup (or is it Leekie-Beefy Soup?)

20200117_115044I’m leaning towards the first name because the second just doesn’t sound right.  Seeing as how leek (the vegetable) sounds just like leak (the dripping action), the second name doesn’t give a good visual for what is a really good meal.

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Hortosoupa (Greek Vegetable Soup)

20200306_141209You will likely be hard-pressed to find a culture that doesn’t have their own version of a hearty vegetable soup. It’s pretty much a “just add water” technique for stretching out available produce to feed a hungry family a nutritious meal.

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Lamb Yiouvetsi

Greeks have mastered the all-in-one dish, and it’s really no surprise.  Up until recently, having your own oven was somewhat uncommon.  Instead you had to share space at the local bakery.  No one likes a space-hog.

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Yemista (Greek Stuffed Tomatoes & Peppers)

20190703_080003I may have mentioned once or twice how much I’m not really fond of summer simply because of the heat here.  I have made a bit of a truce, though, because that heat makes all sorts of yumminess possible.

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Chicken Roasted with Brussels Sprouts & Tomatoes

20190617_154320I used to hate Brussels Sprouts when I was a kid.  I don’t know why I decided to buy some and try cooking them myself several years ago.  I’m honestly not sure why I do a lot of things, but oh well, it turned out to be a good decision!

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Kalamata Olive & Tomato Roast Tri-Tip

20190129_140634sercdfgI got a new kitchen toy for Christmas that needed to be broken in.  I also had a beef tri-tip sitting in the refrigerator needing to be cooked.  I’m thinking there could be a connection here.

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Easy Weeknight Spareribs

20181128_184043There are a couple of staples that my spice cabinet is never without because they help make meal prep so much easier.  One is an “Italian Seasoning” salt-free herb blend, and the other is a vegetable and spice mix.  Blend them together with a little olive oil and you have an instant rub for every roast or chicken feast.

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