Category: Entree

Fig-Glazed Pork Souvlaki

Fig-Glazed Pork Souvlaki Topped with Fresh Mint and Feta Cheese

Fig-Glazed Souvlaki | figsandfeta.comLike most, I love to cook and bake with the freshest fruits and vegetables of the season. Summer is probably my favorite culinary season mainly because it is also what I like to call “fig season”. As we approach the end of summer my family’s fig tree is bursting with its final crop of the year.

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Greek Polenta Stuffed Mini Peppers

Greek Polenta Stuffed Mini Peppers

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Although Feta is the queen of the Grecian cheese hierarchy, Greece produces a wide variety of littler-known hard cheeses as well – such as KasseriKefalotiriMyzithra and the cheese used to make these Greek Polenta Stuffed Mini PeppersKefalograviera.


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Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Basil-Spinach Lemon Pesto

Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Basil-Spinach Lemon Pesto, Spiralized Vegetables, Baked Breaded Shrimp and Roasted Tomatoes

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According to the calendar Spring has officially arrived! (A big shout-out to my east coast friends and family! You did it! You survived!)

So here we go: a whole new crop of fresh fruits and vegetables to work with in the kitchen. Easter is just around the corner and in the Greek home that is a whole feast in and among itself… more on that in the coming weeks. With the weather warming and the plants blooming it’s time for me to set some seasonal goals:

  1. Eat right;
  2. Log some more miles on my running shoes because swimsuit season is knocking on the door;
  3. Reward myself with a few new spring-worthy outfits! (1 and 2 need to seriously happen before 3 is even considered!)

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Super Bowl: Greek Style

Chili-12Hey football fanatics! It’s Super Bowl time! Patriots. Seahawks. Commercials. FOOD.

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The Great Alfredo Fake-Out

Yogurt-Pasta-1Returning to the states after time spent in Greece is often a difficult task resulting in withdrawals. For me, it was withdrawals from 1) Siesta; 2) Cheap gyros; 3) Thick and tasty Greek Yogurt. I was forever changed and simply couldn’t look at yogurt the same again. I turned my nose up at American yogurt and actually said things like “this is hardly yogurt!” Apparently, I had become a Yogurt Snob.

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Greek Comfort Stew

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The Greek word “Stifatho” literally translates in English to “Comfort Food.” Just kidding. It doesn’t. But it should…

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How I Roll

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I happen have plenty of experience with rolling dolmathes. As a child, I would take leaves from my father’s fig tree, make a simple mud-mixture of dirt and water and roll dolmathes in my back yard play kitchen. This grown-up version of dolmathes tastes much better than my mud dolmathes… trust me. :)

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End of the Summer Grilling

Pork-Chops-2Apparently, the last weekend of the summer is upon us. I have no idea how we’ve gotten to this point – didn’t summer just begin?

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Grilling Gyro… Burgers

Gyro-Burger-2This recipe is created specifically for those who don’t have a vertical spit in their kitchen or backyard. You know… the vertical spit for slow roasting seasoned lamb, beef or pork in order to slice thin layers of meat with the intention of making a delicious Gyro sandwich at home. Which means this recipe is created for all of us.

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Gettin’ Figgy With It

Fig-Steak-8While strolling the extremely wide and fully stocked aisle of the local grocery store here in NorCal my eye was drawn to an awfully attractive tall, dark and handsome bottle of vinegar. The word FIG stood out on the well-designed label and I was immediately drawn in. Yes, I came across something amazing: Fig Balsamic Vinegar produced by O Olive Oil. Eureka! I’ve struck gold here people!

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