Braised Chicken with Kalamata Olives & Capers

Despite the quantity of sugar-filled recipes I have on this blog, my tastebuds are fully addicted to sour and salty flavors. I’d like to believe that this is in direct contrast to my sweet personality. No laughing allowed!

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Buttery Roasted Baby Potatoes with Carrots

Once upon a time, the only potatoes you could find in the grocery store were baking potatoes. These potatoes were good. But remember the old saying “variety is the spice of life?” Yeah.

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Prasopita (Greek Leek and Feta Pie)

Leeks were almost completely unknown to me until adulthood. They are not a commonly used item here in the U.S., which is really a shame. I say it’s time for that to change!

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Cream of Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

Repeat after me: Broccoli can taste good without being smothered in a sea of goopy, fake cheese. And I don’t mean that you should smother it in a sea of goopy, real cheese, either.

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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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Stuffed Calamari in Tomato Sauce

I used to hate calamari when I was a kid. Really, it was just the tentacles that bothered me. Not gonna lie, I still don’t like them.

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Beer Battered Crab Cakes

Crab is one of those foods that is like a perfect life partner. It can go casual with a simple dunking in a vat of melted butter, or it can get all dressed up and mingle in a party of other ingredients. In other words, I like it.

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Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach and Rice)

Whoever the first person was to combine the classic ingredients found in spanakopita (Greek spinach and feta pastry), they need to be honored with a national holiday. It’s the least we can do for all the joy they’ve bestowed upon the world.

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Spinach & Feta Galette

As a child, I was not a fan of spinach, or anything that contained it, and no amount of watching Popeye cartoons could make me change my mind. Thank goodness for adulthood.

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Thyme & White Wine Cauliflower Soup

20200416_101712I have to admit that as I was concocting this recipe, I was a little doubtful of how well this soup would be received.  Then everyone (even my baby grandson) voluntarily took seconds.  The Old Man went in for thirds.

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