Mediterranean | Recipes

Cabbage rolls the Balkan legend! Greek “Lahanodolmades” or Sarma

Have you ever visited Balkan countries during the winter holidays? If yes, chances are you’ve been offered to eat “Sarma”. Most probably, multiple times per day. This traditional comfort food made with minced meat wrapped in pickled cabbage leaves and cooked with bacon has a status of superpower food. There is a certain belief that…

Mediterranean | Recipes

Kagiana: The Keto Spartan Recipe

The most beloved Greek omelet Greek cuisine uses tomatoes wherever possible. Not only for famous Greek salads, Moussaka and cooked meals but also in simple meals like Kagiana. This dish can be enjoyed at any time of day. Many will be surprised that it remains equally delicious and consistent even when it’s chilled for a few hours in…

Keto Lifestyle | Mediterranean

Orange and Keto! Is there a way to make some peace?

The “orangish” country Even though orange is not a Mediterranean fruit originally, (we got it from China) in the past century it became the symbol of southern European countries. Many Mediterranean recipes are including orange juice, orange peel, orange bloom water or even orange seeds. In Greece, they can be seen at every step! A…

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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 humans the art of making…

Desserts | Mediterranean | Recipes

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, that version was not as…

Mediterranean | Recipes

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 classical phyllo dough. For sure,…

Carnivore | Mediterranean | Recipes

“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, at least my version is…

Appetizers | Mediterranean | Recipes

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 it easy to prepare it…

Keto Lifestyle | 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 have a lot of starchy…