Kopiaste..to Greek Hospitality http://kopiaste.org ... for Authentic & Healthy Greek and Cypriot Recipes Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:47:14 +0000 el hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Pickled Purslane http://kopiaste.org/2014/08/pickled-purslane/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/08/pickled-purslane/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:16:01 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23581   I’ve written about purslane (portulaca oleracea) in many other posts. Purslane contains more Omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy vegetable plant. The stems, the leaves and the flowers are all edible.   Ms. Simopoulos states that Purslane has .01 mg/g of EPA. This is an extraordinary amount of EPA for land based vegetable sources. EPA is an Omega-3 […]

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Minty, Avocado and Purslane Tzatziki http://kopiaste.org/2014/08/minty-avocado-purslane-tzatziki/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/08/minty-avocado-purslane-tzatziki/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:01:29 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23525   As August is the vacation month in Greece, no one wants to stay at home, although we are not going on vacation.  However, living near the seaside, we do enjoy going to the beach almost everyday.  We go early in the morning and by the time we get back to have breakfast, shower, wash […]

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Hot Kagianas with Bell Peppers, Feta and Poached Eggs http://kopiaste.org/2014/08/hot-kagianas-bell-peppers-feta-poached-eggs/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/08/hot-kagianas-bell-peppers-feta-poached-eggs/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:47:53 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23506 When Patrick Keeley contacted me by e-mail to be the featured chef of their T.V. show «All the best» with Zita Keeley, I was really excited.  The cruise ship they partnered with, the «NOORDAM» would be visiting Nafplion in a couple of weeks and they would have six hours, for me to cook and show […]

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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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