Mediterranean

keto saganaki

Saganaki Cheese the Olympian food

The mythological value of cheese Who doesn’t love cheese? Greek Gods did! They most certainly still love it. Many myths tell us about the mystery and adoration of cheese. For example, in Lithuanian mythology, Giant called Džiugas married a human woman, and made the legendary cheese to celebrate their unusual love. Džiugas taught […]

Melomakarona

Melomakarona – a dream of Greek cookies on keto

From a Greek point of view There is no Christmas without aromatic and magic Melomakarona in a Greek home. The tradition most probably dates back to the times when ancient Greeks celebrated the birth of Sun god, or maybe even Dyonisos. Honey was the main sweetener back then. So I am guessing, […]

phyllo keto dough

Phyllo dough for keto baked goodies! Eureka moment!

Switching to a keto diet might leave you with some sentiments of missing different kinds of phyllo dough pastry, pies, etc… For a Greek, the most missed thing is the famous tyropita (cheese pie), spanakopita (spinach pie), manitaropita (mushroom pie), kotopita (chicken pie) and even world-famous baklava. Yes, I am talking about […]

kleftiko

“Kleftiko” the unforgettable dish of my childhood

Slow cooking makes Kleftiko’s secret Growing up in a Greek family, I can say that I ate like a king! Especially when we had a Kleftiko day. Lots of Greeks could agree on this. Even though there are many carb-oriented dishes in Greek Mediterranean cuisine, this amazing treat is keto-friendly. Well, […]

Greek tzatziki

Tzatziki sauce – The Greek legend

Tzatziki is a word that is constantly being mispronounced by lovers of Greek food. But despite that, it’s one of the things people just love ordering when they come to visit Greece. And when they go back home, all they want is a taste of this divine dip. But is […]

keto mediterranean

My journey from classical Mediterranean diet to Keto

Growing up in a Greek kitchen As most of the people who grew up in the area of Southeast Mediterranean basin, I was raised believing that bread and pasta should be the base of every meal, definitely not something keto friendly. Especially in Greece, the Mediterranean diet is determined to […]