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Fried feta with sesame seeds 🧀✨🍯 my latest blog + recipe. This is seriously the easiest recipe ever: just coat a block of feta with flour and beaten eggs, coat in sesame seeds & fry in olive oil. Lastly, drizzle a generous amount of honey on top and enjoy! 😋 . Also, last week I asked what recipes you all want to see this year, and this was one of them per request from my friend @cpappa65 ! I have an ongoing list (such as halva, soutsoukakia, healthy dishes, etc) from those little IG questionnaires so I’ll get to those all as soon as I can! If you have any urgent recipes you’d like me to post let me know in the comments below. 👇🏼I always like to hear from you all! Thank you, and have a happy Friday! 😘 . . . https://elenisaltas.com/2019/01/15/sesame-coated-fried-feta/
We did a sheet pan of roasted chicken legs, lemon, limes and radishes so that we would have easy meal prep. This is one of dinners we made. We took one can of diced tomatoes, drained the liquid, chopped three cloves of garlic and 2 shallots. Roasted in the oven for 30 minutes at 350. Added shredded chicken, zucchini noodles (which we spiralized in advance) and shredded Parmesan cheese. Baked for an additional 15 minutes or until cheese melted. Serves two.
How to impress guests at a dinner party: serve them Dakos 🙌🏼 Here’s what you need: tomatoes, bread rusks (typically found at Mediterranean markets), salt, oregano, olive oil, and mizithra cheese (make your own or use ricotta or feta cheese). That’s It! 😋 1. Grate tomatoes and put aside in a bowl. Mix in oregano and a pinch of salt with the tomatoes. 2. Run bread rusks under water to lightly moisten the rusks. Plate the rusks and drizzle a generous amount of olive oil over each rusk. 3. Spread the tomato mixture on top of each rusk, covering the entire rusk. Add the soft cheese on top. 4. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle additional oregano on top.
Eating porridge from a cardboard pot at the airport, surrounded by low-rent ‘Apprentice’ types and wishing I had one or two or five or six of these instead...one of my favourite cookies to make from @theboywhobakes and a welcome treat at last week’s 2019 NPD planning day 😊
The best thing since sliced bread. 🍞 I couldn’t wait to make my own fruit bread. Served toasted, along side a flat white, it was one of my favorite brekkies in Melbourne. But to be fair, that’s a helluva long list. I’m still looking for the perfect recipe before I post... So share with me if you have one. This ones pretty bloody good tho. Slathered in miyokos vegan butter it’s pretty darn healthy too. Inspo @bicyclethievescafe
Finding balance in chaos definitely recommended #putinwork #purepleasure #fitfood #goodfood #yourstomake #lunchbox #digin #blessed #dailydude
Grain bowl Wednesday is my kinda day...pearled spelt & crispy paprika chickpeas, yellow pepper & cherry tomatoes, @marksandspencer fresh herb falafels & red pepper hummus, roasted lemon & coriander, happy stomach & empty dish 😊
Such an amazing food scene in Melbourne. Home to LA now, fully inspired and ready to put all these experiences into action.
Frankly more than a touch in love with these sweet-sour-crunchy bowls packed with crazy-tasty Asian flavours & textures; big 🙏to @moroccochris for an (as always) knockout recipe...
Oh. Em. Gee. 🧀🧀🧀 Sesame crusted fried feta, one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make! A block of feta is coated in flour and eggs, rolled in sesame seeds, pan fried & then drizzled in honey. It’s combination of salty and sweet that creates maximum flavor. Recipe is on my blog, link in my bio. Enjoy! 😋 . . https://elenisaltas.com/2019/01/15/sesame-coated-fried-feta/
Since I usually cook 6 days a week, I don't get all that excited about the special days - like Valentine's Day. As a matter of fact, since it is a special day, I want whatever I make to be even easier. ⠀ ⠀ It doesn't get much easier than these raspberry sundaes. You make a raspberry topping with with raspberry spread, orange liqueur and fresh raspberries and spoon that over raspberry sorbet, sherbet or ice cream. Easy peasy and pretty! ⠀ .⠀ .https://www.sidewalkshoes.com/triple-raspberry-sundaes/⠀ .⠀ #foodpics #foodblog #foodphotography #buzzfeedfood #huffposttaste #foodgawker #tastespotting #feedfeed #f52grams #dailyfoodfeed @thefeedfeed #forkfeed #thekitchn #foodwinewomen #buzzfeast #foodandwine #eattheworld #yourstomake #wprecipemaker #top_food_of_instagram #snap_ish #foodblogfeed #dailyfoodfeed #popsugarfood #foodbloggerscentral #valentinesday #raspberrydessserts #easydesserts
Stuffed arepas at @queroarepa , washed down with @clubcolombia 🍻
No more straws! Use lemon grass instead 👌🏻 Also... mayas change my blog to ginwhatwhen 🤦🏼‍♀️ Thoughts? #ginandtonic #sundays
Love me a one-pan dinner and this one inspired by @acstockwell of Toulouse sausages, baby potatoes, shallots & kale, all roasted in a sherry vinaigrette-Dijon mustard-honey dressing is rockstar delicious & super-Saturday-night easy 👌 Pour a glass of red & dig in...
Honeyed figs, berries & yoghurt with the first #hotcrossbuns of the year...’but it’s only January’ you say? ‘Care me not’ I reply...😊
Killing the Friday night takeaway thanks to @slayingplants and @marksandspencer 🙌 Crispy topped & creamy sauced onion bhaji chicken curry with garlic & coriander naan; perfectly #balancedforyou & utterly scrumptious...
INTRODUCING... avodakos 🥑🍅 it’s the millennial version of the Cretan dakos 😂😋 I got some inspo on this from @iamgreece recently and just had to make It myself! Made with bread rusks, grated tomatoes, sliced avocados, topped with homemade mizithra cheese, and garnished with olive oil and oregano. Simply delicious!! Also, side note: I was toying with the name AvocaDAKOS or AvoDAKados... what do you think? I’m drawn to those because It sounds like Harry Potter spells 🤓 but my family all like it simple as Avodakos! Either way, it’s a fun and different take on the traditional dakos! HAPPY FRIDAY 😘
Charcoal is the new black. 🖤 There are never ending versions of gin and tonic here in Australia. This pink gin is perfect along side truffled daffenois and charcoal crackers. 👌🏻
Oven roasted till jammy & sticky sweet potato piled high with paprika sautéed crispy chickpeas & shallots and finished with dollops of dill-coconut yoghurt...#vegan fridge forage feeding at its best 👌
Would it be shellfish if we kept all these bacon wrapped scallops for ourselves 🤷🏼‍♀️ #baconscallops #shellfish #ThePrettyFeed
Because sometimes it’s cold as hell outside, you’ve just got in starving from 2019’s first tap class & frankly dinner couldn’t be any quicker or any better than these umami-bomb @marksandspencer ultimate crumpets topped with butter, marmite, Stilton & mozzarella...fact.
SOS ‼️ Needing some help from you Greek foodies/anyone who knows about Greek dishes. My mom recently mentioned her mom used to make this soup called tomato fides (or fithes) and It was simply a tomato based soup with thin noodles like vermicelli or angel hair noodles. But, my Yiayia never wrote down the recipe so we’ve been trying to replicate it based on taste memory! BUT I can’t find any info on this soup, and wondering if it’s just a name she called this particular dish. 🤔 Either way it’s delicious and requires simple ingredients! And it’s so easy to make and especially good when you have a winter cold. Here’s a basic recipe of what we’ve come up with so far, if you’d like to give it a try & give me some feedback before I make It an official recipe on my blog. Lol thank you in advance! Ingredients: -2 cups tomato juice -4 cups water (or chicken broth) -1 cup vermicelli or angel hair noodles -2 lemons, juiced -1/4 cup olive oil -1 tsp chili flakes -1 garlic clove, minced -salt and pepper to taste Directions: In a sauce pan, bring the tomato juice and water (or broth) to a boil. Add the noodles, along with the lemon juice, olive oil, chili flakes, and garlic. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer until the noodles are cooked. Add salt and pepper if desired. Serve warm & enjoy! 😋
This gloomy rainy day has me wanting to bake, but I don’t have any eggs and I reallllly don’t want to go out to get any. So I’ll just daydream about the yummy gingerbread cookies I made a few weeks ago! What do you like to do on the gloomy lazy days? ☔️🍪
Easy, delicious & full of flavour, this cauliflower-grain bowl is savoury with cumin, turmeric & garam masala, sweet with sultanas, shallots & toasted almonds & finished with beautifully fresh dollops of dill-lemon—coconut yoghurt...simple, elegant #vegan food in under thirty minutes 👌
Did you make a resolution to eat healthier? I didn't. We've been eating healthy for several years now - there is something about being closer to the end of your life than the beginning that makes you start thinking about what you need to do to make this time the best it can be. For me, that's eating healthy (but still enjoying splurges whenever I want!) meditation, yoga, some cardio, travel, and enjoying my family. ⠀ ⠀ I don't do paleo, or whole 30, or keto - though oh my gosh if I did, apparently my blog traffic would be crazy. I just stick to healthy proteins, whole grains, and lots of fruit and vegetables. And, yes, I did just post a huge hamburger a couple of days ago - it's all about moderation over here. ⠀ ⠀ This Kale Salad with Whole Grains 🥗 is on regular rotation. It keeps for days, making it perfect for healthy lunches. According to food trends, kale is out, well not here. ⠀ .⠀ .https://www.sidewalkshoes.com/kale-spelt-salad/⠀ .⠀ #foodpics #foodblog #foodphotography #buzzfeedfood #huffposttaste #foodgawker #tastespotting #feedfeed #f52grams #dailyfoodfeed @thefeedfeed #forkfeed #thekitchn #foodwinewomen #buzzfeast #foodandwine #eattheworld #yourstomake #wprecipemaker #top_food_of_instagram #snap_ish #foodblogfeed #dailyfoodfeed #popsugarfood #foodbloggerscentral #kalesalad #healthyeating #wholegrains
If you made something incredibly delicious on Sunday & didn’t make enough for leftovers on Monday, should you even be allowed in the kitchen...ever? Praise be @katherinesacks for your exceptionally wonderful miso-tahini squash soup 🙏
PORK CELERY AVGOLEMONO: A chunky stew, pork celery avgolemono consists of bites of tender pork and celery, plus leeks and seasonings, finished with a bright egg lemon sauce. 🥣🍋 . Recipe link is in my bio! Happy Monday! . . . . https://elenisaltas.com/2018/02/16/pork-celery-avgolemono/
The food in Melbourne is ridiculously good. Don’t wanna leave. But cannot wait to attempt to replicate some of these amazing dishes. So much inspo! #chiapudding #sobanoodles
Pretty in pink for the first of the season 💕 Dressed with rose water, a smidgen of olive oil & a dusting of coconut sugar then gently roasted for fifteen minutes in the oven, breakfasts this week are looking good...
Strapatsada (eggs with tomatoes & also known as kagianas) 🍳🍅 A healthy and quick breakfast or a light snack than can be whipped up in minutes! It’s merely scrambled eggs with diced tomatoes, olive oil, and any seasonings you prefer, just add some crusty bread on the side. Happy Sunday! 😘 . . . https://elenisaltas.com/2018/10/04/strapatsada-eggs-with-tomatoes/
Days like this make me feel like the sun has been kidnapped 😳 Brightening up a slate grey afternoon with a perfectly-portioned-for-two rosemary & apricot focaccia thanks to the foolproof recipe of @nigelslater and yes, I did leave the fruit pieces too big but no, I don’t care because it’s homemade bread & frankly that’s all that matters 😊
Lovely pic from @plants_for_foods_and_things of the last #vegan meal pots my team & I developed in Groceries ☺️ So much love for all the gorgeous #plantbased choice @marksandspencer now & these 3 beauties don’t even need refrigerating...just pop them in your cupboard at home or your locker at work and #veganuary lunch is sorted👌
Feeling sick after a long holiday season, avgolemono (egg lemon soup) is all I need right now to recover and rejuvenate. Need to do the same? Recipe link is in my bio! 🍋 . . . https://elenisaltas.com/2018/02/07/avgolemono-soup-egg-lemon-soup/
Another beautiful #vegan recipe from #themoderncooksyear by @we_are_food , though truth be told I don’t think she knows how to write a bad one...this particular plate of sunshine is sticky orange & butterbean stew with wilted cavolo and lemon zested hazelnuts & sesame seeds 😊
Food I ate, food I made, food I loved and the greatest day of my life...hey there #topnine2018 , you’re awfully good looking 😊 Let’s see what 2019 has to offer now shall we?
Ok so I don’t yet have the Martinique wallpaper, the poolside cabana or the iconic fountain coffee room but I do have the lightest, fluffiest, silver dollar pancakes from @bevhillshotel for the first breakfast of 2019 🙌 Love @thelacookbook from @acsteingold and all the ways it’s going to take us back to our favourite city this year 💕
About last night... aka last year🍾
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Sending you all peace, love, prosperity, happiness & Galaktoboureko. ✨✨✨ . . . https://elenisaltas.com/2016/10/28/galaktoboureko-milk-custard-pie/
The #goodluckgrapes of Spanish New Year’s Eve tradition in the Boyle household tonight, one to be eaten at each bell toll come midnight 😊
Our yummiest & healthiest turkey chili recipe ever made in one pot @cuisinart. The perfect winter comfort food with a special ingredient (beer!). This is THE BEST meal honestly and it's SO DELICIOUS with fresh lime, coriander, and sour cream-nothing beats it or leaves us as satisfied as this (and it can be frozen and saved for later)! Recipe up in bio.
We know this isn't necessarily your typical holiday season food but we feel like fresh and healthy after all the chocolate and mince pies and this right here 👈🏼 is what our body needs in the Spring season of our cycle....fresh healthy eats that are full of vitamins and nutrients to replenish our body after we've bled. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tell me, what's your favourite food to eat once you've finished bleeding? | #iloiam #foodforyourcycle #springseason
Think I died and went to heaven. There’ll be gin there right?
I find the natural sweetness of panettone means you can cheat a bit with a skinny french toast dip - skimmed milk, egg & a touch of vanilla is all that’s needed...plus fat-free yoghurt & caramelised banana obvs👌
Experimenting gone right: French onion soup with a Greek twist! I was inspired by one of @kalofagas posts on his “Greekified” French onion soup, and gave it a try! 😋 I tested with both halloumi cheese(left) and Kasseri cheese (right) on top, and loved both but the Kasseri definitely melted better since halloumi is better for grilling. Anyway, this was delicious!! I’ll have to share the recipe soon, who wants it?? 🤤 📷: @arnoffoto
Clean fresh flavours & bright spring colours - pressing pause on the festive gluttony tonight thanks to these beautiful miso pesto ramen noodles with grilled salmon & lemon wedges...thank-you @andybaraghani and @bonappetitmag for the savoury loveliness of this dish 🙏
Homemade maple-gingerbread granola layered with cinnamon poached clementines, homemade cranberry compote, Greek yoghurt & sugar dusted cranberries; sparkly festive breakfasting for the week when no-one even knows what day it is...🤷‍♀️
Hitting the wineries. Thank god cos I haven’t had enough wine this season 🤦🏼‍♀️
Reacquainted ourselves with fresh air & blue skies today with a happy tramp around Kenwood House...really it was only so we could come home & tackle the mother of all leftover sandwich situations 🙌
Does anyone have any New Year’s Eve/ New Year’s Day traditions?? In many Greek homes, a vasilopita (New Years bread) rings in the morning of the new year. In my family, we ring in the new year smelling like fried dough, eating loukoumades (Greek honey donuts)😋 The family tradition started with my Aunt Mary, who passed away earlier this year at age 103. She’s the one who taught me how to make loukoumades, the old way, by the use of two hands rather than a machine. 🙌🏼 I’ll be serving these New Year’s Day to my family, continuing the fine tradition my Aunt Mary started. ❤️ Try these yourself, recipe & step by step guide is on my blog! Let me know if you have any questions! And please share your own traditions below 👇🏼 I love hearing what other people do! Xo #lenislouks
Leaving no vegetable behind...or piece of stuffing...or pig-in-blanket...I’m an equal opportunity bubble-and-squeaker 😊
Happy Second Day of Christmas! Eggnog throughout the years has had the misfortune of being represented by the carton variety that are seen in many grocery stores. It’s also this that many bars use as the base for their eggnog drinks. Thankfully, time has reverted back to when real eggnogs are made from scratch by some real bartenders and drinking and eating establishments. ——————————————————The one shown here is an eggnog of high distinction, and considered by many as the champion of all eggnogs. Visit the bar at New York’s @unionsquarecafe and treat yourself to this traditional Christmas tipple.
Because the ratio of 2 people to 5 cheeses sounds entirely appropriate to us...
The LBD of the breakfasting world...
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Blessed Christmas to you and your loved ones 💛 You’ve done well this year.
I only ate part of this mini cake so Rudolph can still help drop off gifts tonight 😆🎁
Hi, my name is Eleni Saltas and I’m your classic millennial. 👋🏼 Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your day ✨ (ps you can find these perfect aromatic Christmas cookies on my blog)
It comes down to perception. The spectacular thing....the choice is all yours, how do you use them?Perception is everything; it leads you to the choice and then the action. #steppingstones #perception #choice #yourstomake #positive #oneshot #empowering #riseup #shine #livingvicariously #livingvicariouslythroughmyself
Christmas tastes like luxurious breakfasting; velvety hollandaise spooned over giant blinis, wafer thin salt beef, sliced pickles & poached eggs and drizzled with @franksredhot for the win...Merry Christmas Eve y’all ☺️
Dad’s Vegetable soup: carrots, celery, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, eggplant, green beans, peppers. One of my favorite winter soups ever, so hearty & healthy! 😋 I’ll post the recipe for ya after the holidays! Also, Merry Christmas Eve Eve! ✨
If there’s a Santa hat on a cookie character, I need it 🤶🏼
Oh my gawwwd, the #vegan nut roast from @marksandspencer might just be one of the tastiest & most comforting dinners I’ve had so far this winter🥇🥇🥇Stuffed with cannellini beans, bulgar, apricots, butternut, almonds, pecans & cranberries and served with red wine & thyme gravy plus a side of wilted cavolo nero, shallots & peppers, it’s utterly scrumptious!
But are your Christmas trees decorated with fruity pebbles 😋🎄
Yesterday I went on KUTV2 to share my kourabiedes recipe (Greek butter cookies) and I had such a blast and only stumbled over my words a few times! 😂 (slowwwly getting better on tv) You can watch that segment via the link in my bio 😘 OR if you just want the recipe, I included that below for ya, the cookies are super easy so you still have time to get some holiday baking in! Enjoy ❄️ 📷: @chefbryanwoolley . * 1 lb sweet butter * ½ cup powdered sugar * 1 tsp. baking powder * 1 cup chopped almonds * 2 egg yolks * 5 cups cake flour * 2 oz. brandy * 1 cup powdered sugar for dusting INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Keep the butter at room temperature about 2-3 hours to soften before using. 2. Place butter in a large bowl and whip well, until white and fluffy (about 5-7 min). 3. Add powdered sugar and egg yolks and beat until light colored. 4. Sift flour and baking powder and slowly mix into butter mixture. Add the almonds and brandy and fold in with a spatula. The mixture should be soft, but shouldn’t stick to your hands. 5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll dough and form into small round balls or crescent shapes. 6. Bake at 350F for about 20-23 minutes, until the bottom of cookies are golden brown. 7. Remove from oven. While the cookies are still warm, roll them into a plate of powdered sugar. Place on a cooling rack to cool. Dust with another layer of powdered sugar.
So happy to be back in the KUTV2 kitchen with my friend @chefbryanwoolley ! 🙌🏼 Today we made my kourabiedes recipe (Greek butter cookies) and chatted a bit about the traditions and memories behind the cookies. ❤️ I’ll share the segment once its uploaded, but for now, find the recipe on my blog! HAPPY FRIDAY and happy baking! 😘 . . https://elenisaltas.com/2017/12/09/kourabiedes-greek-butter-cookies/
Lunch was bomb yesterday!!
AD It’s been raining hard for 2 days in NYC. I don’t know about you, but I need a little sunshine! Of course, in our own way, we transport to another place through food. So how about today, we transport to Spain with @haveanoliveday ! What makes you think of sunny Spain more than these Spanish Queen Pitted Olives?! #haveanoliveday ____________________ Here’s an easy, delicious recipe to bring the Mediterranean to your day! It’s a Tuna Salad Club Sandwich with Queen Olives. ____________________ Ingredients: Spanish canned tuna (it’s the best), salt, pepper, mayonnaise, celery, hard boiled egg, tomato, lettuce, white bread. ____________________ Instructions: combine tuna, salt and pepper to taste, chopped celery, mayo and mix to make tuna salad. Toast white bread, add tuna salad and hard boiled eggs, add sliced Queen Pitted Olives and add another piece of toasted bread. Add sliced tomato and lettuce and add last piece of toasted bread. Cut sandwich into triangles and add toothpicks to keep in place. Who wants some now?! Raise your hands and tag a friend! #DishOurSpain #spanisholives #queenolives #spanisholives
Mini solo cakes to pregame for Christmas feasts 🎄
Tis the season to gather ‘round the fever tree: Bombay Sapphire gin, Fever-tree aromatic tonic water, thyme, lemon slice, black pepper 👌🏻
LAMB KLEFTIKO!😋😋😋 This dish is wrapped and cooked in parchment paper and results in a dramatic presentation when finished (swipe left to see). Imagine sitting down for dinner and opening up a package of fall-off-the-bone lamb that’s seasoned perfectly with dried oregano (a Greek’s favorite weapon), thyme sprigs (if you have enough time, find fresh), smoked paprika (to evoke a smoky flavor like it came from the ground), and a good amount of garlic (like any dish should have). ✨❤️ It’s like Christmas except you can have this Christmas whenever you want and no jolly man in a red suit is climbing down your chimney. 😂🎅🏽 . . . 
Recipe link is in my bio. Enjoy! 😘
Lemon drizzle gadrizzles❄️🍋
AD Have you tried our latest recipe? It’s the perfect time to have some easy Christmas Apple Bake. So easy and only has 6 ingredients, the most important one being @ckmondaviwines ’s Chardonnay. Click link in our our profile to get the recipe! #ckmondaviwines #ckmondaviambassador #ckmondaviholidaybaking
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