Eggs in Herbal Purgatory

Serves 6 This quick and easy dish has its origins in Naples and originated as a means to use up leftover sauce at breakfast time. The eggs are essentially cooked in the tomato sauce, hence the purgatory! Many cultures all over the world utilize this Italian idea, this recipe has more of the Middle Eastern […]

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Grape Leaves

Makes 24 INGREDIENTS 2 (1 lb) jars grape leaves or pack of 12 2 carrots, peeled and grated 2 cups cooked basmati rice ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled sautéed with onions and garlic cooled Salt and pepper, to taste 5 scallions, roughly chopped Yogurt Sauce, recipe below PREPARATION Preheat oven to 450ËšF. In a large […]

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Grilled Herbal Pomegranate Lamb Sausage with Figs and Green Salad

Serves 6-9 (makes 6-9 sausages) INGREDIENTS For the Sausage 2 pounds lamb, cubed into ½-inch cubes ½ pound pork fat or lamb fat 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine ¼ cup red wine 1⁄3 cup fresh mint leaves 1⁄3 cup feta cheese, crumbled and par frozen 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon salt 1 […]

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Marjoram Orzo Salad

Makes 4 Servings

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Mediterranean Lentil & Bulgur Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup lentils, cooked 1 cup cracked bulgur wheat, cooked 1 medium cucumber, peeled, deseeded and chopped medium 1 red bell pepper, chopped medium 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped fine 1 clove garlic, chopped superfine ½ cup lemon juice ½ cup […]

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Nissa’s Lasagna

Makes one large lasagna Ingredients Olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 medium yellow, onions, chopped small 2 medium carrots, chopped small 2 medium green zucchini, chopped small 1 cup broccoli florets, cut super small 4 medium tomatoes, chopped small ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved) ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped […]

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Orzo Marjoram Pasta Salad

Makes 6 servings INGREDIENTS 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cups cooked orzo pasta ½ cup chopped calamata olives ½ cup chopped green onions ½ cup chopped fresh marjoram 1 teaspoon lemon zest ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup olive oil Salt and pepper ½ cup crumbled feta cheese PREPARATION Mix together all ingredients except […]

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Pan Fried Zucchini Cakes with Feta and Dill topped with Cherry Tomato Salad and Greek Yogurt Dip

Makes about 25 small cakes Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc Ingredients 4 zucchini (about 1 ½ pounds) 5 or 6 scallions, white and light green parts only, chopped fine 9 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped fine 1 cup all purpose flour Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 eggs, beaten 2 or […]

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Pomegranate Glazed Grilled Eggplant with Feta and Mint

Serves 4. INGREDIENTS 1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1 inch sliced of the whole eggplant Salt ½ cup pomegranate syrup ½ cup feta cubed into bite size pieces ½ cup fresh mint leaves torn into little bits PREPARATION Prepare a grill to medium heat. Sprinkle eggplant with salt and brush with pomegranates syrup. Grill on […]

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Quinoa and Turkey Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Makes 6 servings INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 1 cup quinoa 1 pinch salt 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 4 pieces turkey sausage (favorite variety) 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ bunch (about 10 big leaves) Swiss chard or kale, chopped 1 handful fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped 1 cup goat milk feta, cubed Salt Freshly […]

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Santorini Shrimp

Serves 6 Ingredients Olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined ½ cup Santorini Dried Tomatoes, chopped Juice and zest of 1 lemon ½ cup white wine 1 pound tomatoes, chopped Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped 3 […]

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