Sia and Chrystalla love to convert traditional recipes so that they can be used in modern thermal cooking machines such as a Thermomix!
Most of our recipes have been passed down to us from the amazing cooks in our family: our parents, our grandparents and our aunties and uncles. They are the dishes that we have eaten through our childhood and they are the dishes that we now cook for our own families. For us, these recipes are more than just a list of ingredients and steps. Our recipes are a collection of nostalgic memories, experiences and stories. They represent our journey and we want to share them with you.
All our recipes are converted. That means our recipes have been written in a style which is appropriate for modern thermal cooking machines.
Convert your own recipes:
We have shared our family recipes with you. However we encourage you to create these dishes using your own family recipes. You can use our techniques and be guided by our process so that you can make food the way that your family likes to eat it.
That means, if you want to add a “bit more of this, or a bit more of that” then we encourage you to go ahead and do it. Our recipes are our own family recipes and we know that you might like to cook your food slightly different. If you have any questions about how to alter our recipes to suit your own style of cooking then please send us a message. We would love to hear from you.
Fayi is the Greek word for food.
We both come from Greek/Cypriot families. However the food that we cook is influenced by many different cultures including Egyptian, Lebanese, Arabic, Spanish and Italian. We also cook normal everyday “Aussie” food for our families and we like to cook food from scratch.
Our food is also “converted” to suit special dietary requirements for the people in our family. That includes some dairy free, gluten free, nut free and paleo recipes. During nestia (fasting periods) we eat vegetarian food and on special days we eat vegan food.
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“I want to create something that sparks a memory not just for me but for people who are trying the recipe. I want it to remind you of your mums or yiayias (grandmothers) cooking or a visit to Greece, or a friend you use to visit that made these foods. I want you to have the excitement that I have for these recipes, be absolutely hyped about making them and sharing them with family and friends.”
“So many of our family traditions start with food. It is the heart and soul of every Greek family. If we don’t learn how to cook our family recipes then they will be lost forever. For me, the traditional style of cooking is too difficult. I need a direct recipe to follow and I want to cook everything in my Thermomix. This style of cooking is the way of the future and it is the way our children will cook.”