Post image for Orange and Cinnamon Biscotti “Paximathia”

I recently posted a picture of these orange scented Biscotti on many of my social media sites and received several requests for the recipe. What I love most about this recipe is that it’s so convenient to make. Most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry. The only thing you need to remember […]

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Greek Chicken Chili with Oregano

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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When the Fall season approaches, I always turn to my family’s favorite beef chili recipe (Easy Chili) to serve during cooler weather. Although they love it, I tend to make the same recipe over and over, and it can get old. So, I decided to explore the world of chicken chili recipes using Greek inspired ingredients. […]

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Post image for Greek Stuffed Tomatoes with Quinoa and Rice

The best way to welcome summer if you love Greek food, is to make these delicious stuffed tomatoes called “Yemesta”. When I traveled to Greece a couple of years ago, one evening in Athens I was craving rice stuffed tomatoes. It took several trips up and down the city’s restaurant area, before I finally spotted […]

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Weeknight Moussaka

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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Why not have Moussaka for a weeknight meal? It’s one of my favorite dishes, reminding me of many family Sunday dinners we had with our uncles and aunts in their North Park homes. They all lived within walking distance, so as kids would bounced from home to home all day while our parents prepared the […]

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Post image for Greek Festivals in California for August 2018

It’s never too late for a Greek Festival here in California! If you attend during the day, you will experience an all day of entertaining and great food.  August has balmy nights which also makes it perfect outing for the family to either one of these locations. Bring the family and experience traditional dancing, foods, […]

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Cold Greek Orzo Summer Salad

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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We have had a sizzling heat-wave in California this summer and it’s not easing up! But, I can still cook up a family meal with this cold orzo salad. Not only does it relieve the heat somewhat, it’s also a Simply Greek recipe, which means it’s fast and easy. During these weather conditions, I tend […]

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Greek Cherry Sangria with Fresh Mint

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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Need a refreshing new sangria recipe for your summer parties and BBQ? Fresh summer cherries were my inspiration for this recipe. Sangria is a crowd pleasing drink that can be made ahead and refrigerated before your event. In fact, a tasty sangria needs time in the refrigerator so the fruit juices meld into the wine. […]

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Post image for Greek Festivals in California for July 2018

It’s summertime and time to explore the Greek Islands! You don’t need to travel far this month, just hop in your car and drive to any of the festivals in California during the month of July! Pick up your favorite BBQ whether you crave a gyros or a kabob they are a popular pick for […]

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Post image for Announcing California Greek Girl’s Gyro Bar!

“Let Us Be Your Entertainment! California Greek Girl’s Gyro Bar is our new business. We are a family-run business established in the San Diego area for over 35 years. We specialize in the California Greek Cuisine with original homemade recipes, and freshly made ingredients. It’s so hard to believe, but we have served over a million […]

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