Nourish bowls, all weather recipe ideas from Athens

QUARANTINE DIARIES, COMFORT FOOD & ALL THE SMALL THINGS THAT KEEP US GOING

nourish bowls

Have you met Eleni from the Foodie Corner? If you have a slow cooker you absolutely must, her website is a treasure trove of authentic Greek recipes as well as easy and nutritious modern recipes. She takes Westley, her wonderful golden retriever, out for walks too. She is sharing her experience of lockdown and a super nutritious solution no matter how busy or not: nourish bowls, healthy, filling and oh so versatile!

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Goodness gracious great balls of fire

dates and peanut butter energy balls

Hiya! Long time no see. Guess what? Eugenia is back in London taking care of business-as-usual (implementing her master plan to dominate the food world really…) and I get the chance to create another exciting entry for her blog: Dates and peanut butter energy balls!

  This time I’m joining the health wagon in an attempt to offset the loads and loads of sinful pleasures I allowed myself in my recent trips to Athens (if there ever was a city to enjoy unique ice cream flavours, then Athens is most definitely your destination!). A couple of weeks ago and just as I was about to head home (Greece), my dearest and sweetest friend Ayesha from Root Cause Organics (head off to Instagram peeps, chop chop…) gave me a big tin box with medjool dates. These dates are part of the #dates4Pakistan initiative to restore eyesight for Pakistani people.

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Greek pita bread

What makes Greek souvlaki so unique, juicy grilled meat aside, is, of course, the pita bread. The Greek pita resembles very much the Arabic flatbread, but unlike them, our pita breads are leavened. Their taste is neutral and pita are soft and flexible so that it can wrap around the grilled meat and tzatziki or home-made gyros I made last week. The best part about pita bread? It’s the easiest bread you will ever make. Continue reading

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