Kopiaste..to Greek Hospitality http://kopiaste.org ... for Authentic & Healthy Greek and Cypriot Recipes Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:19:45 +0000 el hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Chickpea Salad with Bulgur Wheat, Feta and Pesto http://kopiaste.org/2014/07/chickpea-salad-bulgur-wheat-feta-pesto/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/07/chickpea-salad-bulgur-wheat-feta-pesto/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:06:41 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23469 When it comes to creating a new recipe, I just follow my instict, which fortunate enough for me, it always works. I’ve made many chickpea salads over the years and today I wanted to make something totally new.   I knew the recipe would work just as well with pasta, rice or quinoa as I have used […]

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Easy Cherry Pit Liqueur with Cherry Syrup http://kopiaste.org/2014/07/easy-cherry-pit-liqueur/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/07/easy-cherry-pit-liqueur/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:01:31 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23365 Making liqueurs is very easy and you will find a few links of previous liqueurs I have made at the end of this post.  It can get even easier and cheaper if you preserve fruit and I will explain why. Years ago I used to discard the leftover syrups of the fruit preserves I made. […]

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Goat Cheese and White Chocolate Panna Cotta http://kopiaste.org/2014/07/goat-cheese-white-chocolate-panna-cotta-fruit-preserves/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/07/goat-cheese-white-chocolate-panna-cotta-fruit-preserves/#comments Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:41:07 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23417 This recipe started when I attempted to make mozarella cheese and failed! It’s not the first time that amazing recipes are created after an unsuccessful attempt to make something else.  Technically this is not the traditional panna cotta made with full fat cream but a much lighter version made with two kinds of milk and […]

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Easy Apricot and other Stone Fruit Jam in 15 minutes http://kopiaste.org/2014/07/easy-apricot-stone-fruit-jam-15-minutes/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/07/easy-apricot-stone-fruit-jam-15-minutes/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:25:23 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23383 I have already posted the recipe for making Apricot Jam but this one deserves a separate post just to show you how quickly you can turn some ripe fruit into jam in no time.  It took 15 minutes from start to finish. I bought these fruit six days ago and after eating as many as […]

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Penne with Chickpeas and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes http://kopiaste.org/2014/06/penne-chickpeas-roasted-cherry-tomatoes/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/06/penne-chickpeas-roasted-cherry-tomatoes/#comments Sat, 21 Jun 2014 16:51:22 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23317 People tend to avoid eating dried legumes during summer but combining them with pasta we have a  delicious, vegan, summer dish not only full of flavor and taste but also rich in protein, fiber, carbohydrates and vitamins. The only fat in the dish is the olive oil, which makes it a very healthy dish.  Leftovers […]

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Loukanikopitakia: Spicy Phyllo Wrapped Sausages with Leeks, Parmesan and Feta http://kopiaste.org/2014/06/loukanikopitakia-spicy-phyllo-wrapped-sausages-leeks-parmesan-feta/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/06/loukanikopitakia-spicy-phyllo-wrapped-sausages-leeks-parmesan-feta/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:42:25 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23297 The usual Loukanikopitakia we make in Greece are those called Pigs in a Blanket made with frankfurter sausages, wrapped in puff pastry. The other day I made Galaktoboureko and had some leftover phyllo sheets*.  Instead of making the usual Tyropitakia I saw some Kalamata sausages** in the fridge, I had leftover parmesan from my last recipe […]

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Hounkiar Begendi (stewed veal) and Eggplant Purée http://kopiaste.org/2014/06/hounkiar-begendi-stewed-veal-eggplant-puree/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/06/hounkiar-begendi-stewed-veal-eggplant-puree/#comments Sun, 08 Jun 2014 18:45:41 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23286   The dish is called hünkâr beğendi in Turkish, which means «the sultan was satisfied».   The French chef serving  sultan Murad IV (who was sultan from 1623 to 1640) , combined his knowledge with French cuisine to prepare a dish which would satisfy the sultan and he fully succeeded, creating  this delicious dish. This dish was made […]

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Four cheese, Carbonara with Bacon and Greek Yoghurt http://kopiaste.org/2014/05/four-cheese-carbonara-bacon-greek-yoghurt/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/05/four-cheese-carbonara-bacon-greek-yoghurt/#comments Sat, 24 May 2014 11:50:48 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23243 When it comes to a busy day I always resort to making a pasta dish which can be made in minimum time and still have a delicious meal.

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Yiaourtoglyko me Portokali (Greek Yoghourt Tutti Frutti with Orange) http://kopiaste.org/2014/05/yiaourtoglyko-portokali-greek-yoghourt-tutti-frutti-orange/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/05/yiaourtoglyko-portokali-greek-yoghourt-tutti-frutti-orange/#comments Sat, 10 May 2014 11:18:37 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23205 I based this dessert on an older recipe of mine which I make with Greek yoghourt, whipping cream, sugar and canned tutti frutti.  These four ingredients make an easy and delicious dessert called Yiaourtoglyko (yoghourt dessert) which you can have ready in five minutes. I love making fruit preserves, which I love using  in my recipes. […]

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Kounoupidi me Patates Kapamas (Stewed Cauliflower with Potatoes) http://kopiaste.org/2014/05/kounoupidi-patates-kapamas-stewed-cauliflower-potatoes/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/05/kounoupidi-patates-kapamas-stewed-cauliflower-potatoes/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 15:35:53 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23186 Did you know that in the Middle Ages the British used to call the cauliflower «Cyprus Colewort»?   It is believed that the cauliflower originated in Cyprus, where the oldest record dates from the 6th century b.C.    Cauliflower,  arrived in Europe from Cyprus by the Venetians. It was then introduced to mainland Europe through Italy in […]

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