Month: September 2016

Stuffed aubergines with cheesy béchamel sauce

Stuffed aubergines with cheesy béchamel sauce

Stuffed aubergines are another childhood favourite. In Greece we call them ‘papoutsakia’ which means little shoes. Does not sound appetising but very cute 🙂  Mama Olympia stuffed them with onions, garlic tomatoes and parsley for a vegetarian version or mince for a meatier one. This […]

Easy no knead bread

Easy no knead bread

Warm homemade bread  just out of the oven, with a bit of butter, cheese or honey.. My idea of ultimate comfort food, basic but so satisfying. I first baked bread a few years ago and I have to admit my first attempts were anything but […]

Mama Olympia’s stuffed cabbage leaves (lahanodolmades)

Mama Olympia’s stuffed cabbage leaves (lahanodolmades)

This is a classic Greek recipe of stuffed cabbage leaves (lahanodolmades). Traditionally in Greece we love disguising food, by hiding stuff in other stuff, also known as stuffing! We use all sorts of ingredients including seafood, meat and vegetables. We stuff our calamari, cuttlefish, burgers, chicken, […]

Dairy free coconut rice pudding
Banana & nutmeg eggy bread

Banana & nutmeg eggy bread

This is a fruity version of a classic childhood snack. My yiayia Maria as well as mama Olympia have always cooked up a batch of eggy bread (avgofetes) for my sisters and I for breakfast or supper. Growing up in a village we always had […]

Supermum and clueless