Greek Seafood Saganaki

Seafood seems to have a bit of a bad rap as being something finicky and difficult to make, but really it’s the unsung hero of the realm of quick and easy dinners.

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Spanakorizo Avgolemono Soup (Spinach and Rice Soup with Egg-Lemon Sauce )

My recipes are the result of well planned and thought out combinations of a perfect selection of ingredients… aahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!! Yeah, right.

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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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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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Scottish Cock-A-Leekie Soup

20191ghbjYou will likely never eat a truly traditional cock-a-leekie soup.  The reason is right there in the name.  Sometimes it’s just best not to worry about it.

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Simple Tomato Soup

20190121_211913One of the greatest ironies in life is that tomato soup season does not coincide with tomato season.  I think it’s proof that God has a twisted sense of humor.  Either that, or a great deal of faith that we would be able to figure something out.

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Ginger-Lime Noodle Soup

20200311_190203My cousin gets the credit for introducing me to what became the inspiration for this soup.  She brought the original recipe with her and said we should make this for dinner.  When my cousin says “should” what she really means is “will”, but usually I’m game for whatever plans she concocts, so it works out anyway!

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Cabbage-Beef Soup

20180514_14494erdfI made this soup on a whim to use up scraps from another recipe.  I uttered the words “oh my God!” when I tried it.  I may have thrown in another term, too, but I’m keeping this site “G” rated.

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No-Fuss French Onion Soup

onion soup5edKudos to the French for making great food, but seriously, sometimes I have to wonder if all the fuss is really worth it.  I really, really, really love French Onion Soup, but I really, really, really am short of time most days.

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Split Pea and Lentil Soup

20181222_102316They are humble, plain, and sometimes less-than-attractive when cooked, but humans have been cultivating and consuming legumes for thousands of years.  In fact peas and lentils have been used in Greek cooking since ancient times.  You don’t get a much better example of “withstanding the tests of time” than that.

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Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta (Garides Saganaki)

20171025_201709erdfWherever you are in Greece, some sort of body of water is likely to be near.  Unsurprisingly, seafood is a common ingredient in many dishes.  This particular one marries a few traditional Greek flavors into one hearty, tasty, lick-the-bowl-clean meal.

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Greek Vegetable Stew (Briam or Tourlou-Tourlou)

20170918_204029It never fails, I will either have gathered a huge bounty of vegetables from my garden or will have gotten a little crazy purchasing them at the market. That means a glut of things like eggplant, zucchini and other summer squashes, peppers, and tomatoes. Some of them I will cut into chunks and freeze for later use, but really, there is nothing better than using them fresh.

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Bone Broth

20170917_071959Could there be anything more old fashioned than bone broth? Talk about an opportunity to take the proverbial “two bites from one apple”. Once the meat has been pulled away, you are left with bones that seem to have no further purpose, but wait! There’s more! In fact even more than you realize just yet.

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