Author: Apollonas Kapsalis

Cabbage

Greek “Lahanodolmades” or Balkan Cabbage Sarma – Keto version

Have you ever visited Balkan countries during winter holidays? If yes, chances are you’ve been offered to eat “Sarma”. Most probably, multiple times per day. This traditional comfort food made with minced meat wrapped in pickled cabbage leaves and cooked with bacon has a status of superpower food. There is […]

Sweet

“Sweet goes keto” – my new public lecture

If you are following me on social media you might have noticed that I am announcing a special event under the name “Sweet Goes Keto“. Sounds familiar? Well, yes… I know that on keto we don’t give much space to sweet treats. However, holidays are ahead of us. It’s difficult […]

world

Keto in the world of postindustrial era

Do you think you are reading articles about problems of modern society way too often? On the other hand, maybe we don’t talk about it loud enough, or at least brave enough. Is it obesity, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, depression, or is it just unbearable stress? When you start taking care […]

Pasteli

Keto chocolate Pasteli – modernisation of ancient Greek delicacy

The oldest known recipe Not long ago, the internet was overflown with bombastic headlines about ancient Greek energy bar called Pasteli. You could find all sorts of claims, including – “The healthiest energy bar made with only 2 ingredients: honey and sesame seeds”. Even today, most of the touristic oriented […]

Kagiana

Kagiana: The Keto Spartan Recipe

The most beloved Greek omelette Greek cuisine uses tomatoes wherever possible. Not only for famous Greek salads, Moussaka and cooked meals, but also in simple meals like Kagiana. This dish can be enjoyed at any time of day. Many will be surprised that it remains equally delicious and consistent even when […]

Motivation

Motivation: Don’t let them bring you down

Influencers Today I would like to write some personal thoughts, a motivation regarding the influence of some people while we are socialising. Our behaviour is so versatile and it takes only a few milliseconds to change. How many times have we been manipulated by our friends to drink a coke […]

fasted training

Fasted training: A myth or de facto?

A lot of people are not really feeling friendly to cardio. Especially when it comes to fasted training. It sounds like a struggle or a marathon race. Is it really something so difficult to perform? Maybe if you are in a classic metabolic state and your fuel is glucose. Let’s […]

Orange

Orange and Keto! Is there a way to make some peace?

The “orangish” country Even though orange is not a Mediterranean fruit originally, (we got it from China) in the past century it became the symbol of southern European countries. Many Mediterranean recipes are including orange juice, orange peel, orange bloom water or even orange seeds. In Greece, they can be […]

saganaki cheese

Saganaki Cheese the Olympian food

The mythological value of cheese Who doesn’t love cheese? Greek Gods did! They most certainly still love it. Many myths tell us about the mystery and adoration of cheese. For example, in Lithuanian mythology, Giant called Džiugas married a human woman, and made the legendary cheese to celebrate their unusual love. […]

Melomakarona

Melomakarona – a dream of Greek cookies on keto

From a Greek point of view There is no Christmas without aromatic and magic Melomakarona in a Greek home. The tradition most probably dates back to the times when ancient Greeks celebrated the birth of Sun god, or maybe even Dyonisos. Honey was the main sweetener back then. So I […]