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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 […]

Phyllo dough

EUREKA – Phyllo dough for keto baked goodies

Switching to keto diet might leave you with some sentiments of missing different kinds of phyllo dough pastry, pies, etc… For a Greek, the most missed thing is the famous tyropita (cheese pie), spanakopita (spinach pie), manitaropita (mushroom pie), kotopita (chicken pie) and even world famous baklava. Yes, I am […]

psyllium

Psyllium, medicinal herb and keto binding agent

Psyllium and its double power As you already might know, this amazing plant called psyllium is used as a binding agent for baking with nut flours. As with many things in life, it got its name from ancient Greek word psýllion, psyllíon, a derivative of psýlla flea. To my ancestors, the seed […]

dumplings

Dumplings on Keto? Try this grandma’s soup recipe

Homemade soup was really rare in the western world a few years ago. In fact, you could eat it only at grandma’s, if you were lucky enough to have her. But, with the recent popularity of bone broth, homemade soups came back in fashion. Since the slow home cooking is […]