Lazy Lahanodolmades

I love Lahanodolmades. I would eat them every day if could. In fact, the only thing keeping me from having them on a regular basis is making them. Fortunately, that is no longer a problem for me. This dish is a Chipotle-meets-dolmades bowl of ground beef, rice and cabbage tastes just like the real deal, but takes less than half the…

Tomato, Olive, Feta & Shrimp Risotto

Since I started Sophaki Cooks, everyone asks the same question over and over again. Their past interest in my classes, work and other extracurricular activities has slowly disappeared and their newly found interest seems to be food. “What are you cooking?” When I’m asked this question, I know they don’t care what I’m making at that moment. They don’t…

Chai-Spiced Rizogalo

Growing up in my little Greek bubble, I never realized that rice pudding is not exclusively Greek. Variations of it have a place in nearly every ethnic cuisine. See for yourself: Rice Pudding Around the World My version is part Greek and part Indian. I’ll call it Grindian. I’ll also call it heavenly–because it was….