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Keftedia – Greek meatballs

When I made these little meatballs the first time, I wasn’t quick enough to get any photographs worth posting.  My boys just loved them, they especially liked dunking them in home made tzatziki.    I …

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Twin club chicken

When my twins were very little, and I was just starting out on the journey of motherhood I joined the Multiple Birth Association to meet up with some other mothers of twins.  And this led …

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oven roasted tangy mustard chicken breast

Boneless chicken breast…..its tasty, lean and protein packed….a great choice of meat.  I have baked chicken breast in the oven many times before, and even with very careful timing, the meat can turn out a …

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pastitsio

This is my version of Pastitsio, its like a Greek lasagna…….. layers of cheesy pasta with rich and spicy minced beef topped with a bechamel sauce.  I don’t really make this very often, as it …

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Peruvian style roasted chicken with lentil rice

Peruvian food is a wonderful example of fusion cuisine, with influences from the Inca and other cuisines brought to Peru from Europe, West Africa and Asia.  Although I have never been to Peru, I am …

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pumpkin, spinach and ricotta pie

This crustless pie is a lovely recipe to have in your repertoire .  Its a real crowd pleaser…… delicious eaten  hot or at room temperature and being easy to transport makes the perfect addition to …

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Effie’s moussaka

Ive been reading a novel by Spiri Tsintziras called “Afternoons in ITHAKA”. The pages are filled with stories of culinary and creative journeys.  Journeys that explore family, food and memories, and how these make us …

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One pot chicken and Israeli couscous

Ive been making this dish for so many years, that try as I might,  I really cannot remember where the recipe comes from.  The only thing I am certain of is that it is alway …

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tagine of chickpeas

I am by no means a vegetarian, but I’m always on the look out for meatless meals that are quick to prepare and protein packed.  ………………And legumes always seem to hit that mark. tasty pot …

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pasta with tomatoes, herbs and buffalo mozzarella

For most of us wanna-be super human domestic goddess mums, the most enjoyable part of a visit to the doctor’s surgery isn’t getting the cure for our ailments.  It’s the opportunity to catch up on …

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Pavaroti meatballs

The boys are nearing the end of their mid year exams.   They have been studying so hard and doing their very best to minimise time  spent in the digital world of computer games.  I …

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Spiced lentil soup

Its May already……… you can just feel the chilliness of Winter creeping in.  Is it really time to pack up the summer dresses and sandals and fill our cupboard shelves with warm winter woolies?  I …

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fish tagine with tomato and potatoes

Last night I made an amazing dish from my “Little taste of Morocco” cookbook.  Its a really tiny cookbook, only 15cm wide, but it is bursting with seductive photographs,  and exotic dishes that seem to …

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matzo ball soup

I have wonderfully warm memories of Passover.  Family sitting around the seder table, singing the story of the Jewish people and eating traditional, feel-good Jewish food.  I fondly remember the smells of chicken soup and …

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baked chicken schnitzel

My boys just love a juicy, crumbed chicken schnitzel.  It doesn’t seem to matter how many breasts I crumb, they all get eaten, usually in one sitting.  Now the issue I have with making schnitzel …

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