Wondering what you should cook to best accompany your Greek recipe? Just as in the UK fish would be lost without chips, there are many Greek dishes that wouldn’t be what they are without their accompaniment!

My top 5 Greek side dishes are a little more flexible than the ‘fish & chip’ example above, though. Although some work best with some dishes and some with others, these five accompaniments are my ‘go to’ sides for any and all Greek savoury dishes! I hope this list is useful - the measurements are based on quantities to feed a family of 4 as a side.

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I thought this would be a useful blog to post, because perhaps it explains some of my choices, and my focuses, for my recipes in fooodlove!

So, of course, you will know by now that I am a Greek (originally from Rhodes), who moved with my Greek husband to make our home in the UK, with our two daughters. All three eat meat, whilst I am vegetarian (pescatarian, really). If you’re in a similar situation and wondering how it works for us, read on.

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Greek yoghurt (spelt ‘yogurt’ in the US!), is a really flexible product, that can be used for countless dairy substitutions in recipes. Whether you’re trying to make a recipe healthier or simply lack one ingredient, it can be a really great alternative. If you’ve ever wondered “can I use Greek yoghurt instead of…”, we are here to answer! In the blog below, we’ll suggest all the recipe substitutions you might have considered, and hopefully suggest some that you hadn’t thought up yet too!

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11 May, 2021 · Food

Greek date night

Celebrating a ‘date night’ at home during lockdown has been really popular! With no restaurant nights out on offer, we’ve enjoyed a few Greek date nights ourselves. Once the kids are in bed, it’s nice to make some quality time as a couple. Lighting some candles, dressing up and opening a good bottle of wine provides a good opportunity for a treat, a relax, and a proper catch up with each other!

One crucial consideration for any date night is to choose recipes that don’t require you to be stood in front of the stove for an hour before serving - the whole point is to spend time together, isn’t it! That’s why the menu listed below features tasty recipes which don’t require lots of effort right before you dish.

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When I have guests round, I always want to make them feel welcome through my food. That’s my first priority. But I also believe that the best dinner party dishes are those that allow me to be with my guests, as host, too! I don’t mind recipes with a little prep time before hand, but I prefer to choose a recipe which can be ‘bunged in the oven’ and forgotten about whilst I greet them and we catch up. I don’t tend to choose meals which tie me to the stove.

I also like to share my passion for traditional Greek foods with my guests, whether they are Greek family and friends who I want to treat to some ‘home recipes’ or English friends who I want to introduce to Greek flavours!

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