Recipe: Vasalopita (Greek New Year's Cake)

As you begin to plan your holiday treats, make sure to include Vasalopita, or the traditional Greek New Year's Cake in your recipe book. This cake is made with only a handful of ingredients (fresh orange juice being one of them!). It's typically shared with family and friends on New Year's Day - with a lucky coin hidden inside. Whoever receives the piece of cake with the coin is said to have a year of good luck. So, good luck!

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Recipe: Greek Lemon Chicken + Potatoes

This delicious dinner dish is perfect for any table. The combination of lemon and Greek herbs make you feel like you're dining on the Mediterranean - if only we were really there! And, this easy dinner dish takes little effort to prepare, which is exactly the words we want to hear on a busy weekday evening. 

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Recipe: Winter Minestrone Soup

It's that time of year - cozy sweaters and Sunday soups (is there a word for Hygge in Greek?!). We love this version of Winter Minestrone Soup, because it's perfect for those chilly winter weekends that you need a hearty soup to warm your bones. Oh, and it can be reheated for up to five days - score! 

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Recipe: Olive & Artichoke Tapenade

Around the holidays, we're always looking for a simple, healthy appetizer that we can put together before a party. This Olive & Artichoke Tapenade is just that: a delicious, vegan dip that is super easy to put together - perfect for any entertaining.  It doesn't hurt that it's always a crowd pleaser - for any age!

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Recipe: Mediterranean Salad with Toasted Pita

Sometimes, during the holiday months we just crave whole veggies. With all the holiday parties, and extra cookies at the office, it's important to balance your body with a fresh salad - filled with refreshing ingredients. Trust us, this Mediterranean salad isn't all vegetables though - delicious toasted pita drizzled with EVOO does just the trick.

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Recipe: Kosterina's Health Bowl

Health bowls are a great way to combine all of our dietary needs -- veggies, grains, and protein -- into a simple, effortless meal. It's perfect for an easy weekend brunch, or even to pack into your work bag for a weekday lunch. Our Kosterina health bowl has all the aspects of the Mediterranean diet - with EVOO of course! 

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Recipe: Soutzoukakia (Greek Meatballs)

Soutzoukakia, or Greek Meatballs, is a family favorite in Greek households around the world. It's a hearty meal for those days where the chill doesn't leave once you enter your home. This recipe is perfect for a Sunday night family dinner - and will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters!

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Recipe: Healthy Lentil Soup

Now that fall is slowly coming to an end, and colder days are near -- this Healthy Lentil Soup is the perfect meal for cozy evenings. Whether you're cooking for your family or just yourself, there will always be enough of this hearty meal to go around.

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Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs

Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs are a household favorite all year round. Easy-to-make, tasty, and packed with protein, this dish is one that could make even the pickiest eater smile. Our Chicken Kebab recipe could be served alone, or with grilled vegetable kebabs, too!

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Spiced Carrot Salad

The flavor and texture combinations in this dish will have you making it often.  It’s a creative lunch but also a secret weapon if you’re bringing a side to a family/friend’s party.  You will be a hero, and people will surely be asking for the recipe.

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Dakos salad

Everyone knows and loves traditional Greek salad — fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, oregano and huge chunks of feta cheese — what’s not to love? But our favorite "Greek salad" in the Kosterina household is called Dakos salad. It’s a bread-based salad and is commonly served in southern Greece.

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