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Eat Well. Live Well.

Chef, Influencer, Author, Electrical Engineer George Giannaris
Thanksgiving Costco Hack

--Premieres November 14--
Add this Costco Hack to Your Thanksgiving Dinner...

This little secret behind the butcher's window at Costco is a hack that will be the star holiday dish of your Thanksgiving Dinner, and will save you a ton of money!

Gourmet Camping

Montauk Glamping Beef Tenderloin!

How about Glamping with a little grass-fed beef tenderloin... on a rotisserie?! That's what's for dinner!

Keto Fat Bombs

-- Premieres November 7--
How to Make Easy Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs, Low Carbs is Yummy!

You have to try these easy chocolate fat bombs! They are so yummy and I am going to show you how to make them! Fat bombs for keto are desserts that can be SO delicious! Check out my beautfiul bride's YouTube debut and join us as we make low carb treats that Maria loves, AND, she doesn't eat chocolate!!

Best Fish Dish Ever

Sauteed Blackfish (Tautog) with Husked Tomato Sauce!

Sauteed Blackfish a.k.a. Tautog, is the most delicious, Fall fish dish you will ever have! Especially with My husked tomato sauce. It is so easy, keto, and grain free. A truly outstanding low carb dish THAT IS GLUTEN FREE AS WELL!!

Dinner for 8 under $50

Easy Dinner! Feed Eight People for Under $50!

Entertaining the right way, the healthy ways is not cheap. I'm going to teach you how to make an easy dinner that feeds eight people, for under $50!

Keto Bolognese

Delicious Keto Bolognese

My wife makes the greatest Bolognese on the planet. So I decided to build on that recipe and make a delicious keto Bolognese with carb-free noodles!

The Keto Burrito

The Keto Burrito! Easy, Delicious Low-Carb Tortillas!

Looking for an easy to make low-carb tortillas for that perfect keto burrito? Look no further! In this video I will also teach you how to make a delicious and versatile slaw that makes for the perfect grab-out-of-the-fridge salad!

Cook for 50 in 50 minutes

How to cook for 50 in 50 minutes... in a bookstore!

Think I can pull that off? Take a look!

Carb free noodles

Carb Free Konjac Noodles!

If you haven't had Konjac or Shirataki noodles and you are on a carb free or Keto diet, a miracle awaits you! I will show you how to make this simple and fast, Thai-style keto pasta dish.

Shrimp Spinach and Orzo

Simply the Best Greek Shrimp and Pasta Dish

I have been serving this dish in my restaurant for the past 25 years. Shrimp, Spinach and Orzo is simply the best Greek shrimp and pasta dish. It is easy and delicious!

Ceviche

How to Make Ceviche with Striper... IKEJIME!

How do you make Ceviche? How do you make it safely? Here you will learn how to make ceviche with striper or striped bass, but you can also learn how to make it using the best way of preparing the fish. Ikejime is a Japanese method of killing a fish, but it also generates the most delicious and cleanest tasting fish ever! Also, this ceviche recipe is keto friendly!

Kitchen Gadgets

My Favorite KItchen Gadgets

My favorite kitchen gadgets will come in super-handy this fall when you're back to your regular routine. I try to keep things simple so that you can have professional kitchen results at home, affordably.

Easy Seafood Boil!

How to Make a Seafood Boil, Easy!

You've got to know how to make a seafood boil, and it's easy! No summer is complete without one! Be sure to visit my website for the detailed recipe! 

Fresh Fish Sea to Table

Striped Bass from Boat to BBQ Catch and Cook

Whether you're spearfishing or fishing on a boat, I'm going to show you how to catch, clean, cook and BBQ your striped bass or red snapper! Simple, Greek, timeless preparation and a legendary dressing that I have served in my restaurant for 43 years! 

Two Minute Energy Boost

2 Minute Energy Boosting Smoothie

Got time for a 2 minute energy boosting smoothie? Want a delicious pick-me-up that 's organic, fast, healthy and inexpensive? Look no further!

Food prep for the week

Meal prep for the week in one hour
Ep.1: Chicken Three-Way

Want to do all your meal prep for the week in one hour? Watch this! Ep. 1: Spend an hour prepping all the ingredients for an unforgettable feast for the week using organic chicken as the main staple in part 1 of 4 of the Chicken Three-Way Series

The Ultimate Chicken Soup

The Ultimate Greek Chicken Soup: Avgolemono

I will show you how to make the most versatile and extraordinary chicken soup on the planet in no time! From basic to the classic and famous Greek Avgolemono (egg-lemon) style is the best chicken soup, ever! It’s fast organic… soul satisfying! Chicken 3-way series part 2 of 4

Ten Minute Pesto Chicken

Pesto Chicken in Ten Minutes!

Delicious and fast Pesto Chicken in under ten minues. Part 3 in the Chicken 3-way series. With the right prep work done in advance, you can have a dinner feast in under ten minutes! Fantastic, delicious, all-natural pesto chicken! 

Chicken With Peppers & Onions

One Pot Chicken with Peppers and Onions! 

Part Four! One Pot Chicken with Peppers and Onions! This is the Chicken 3-Way Finale. With prepped peppers & onions, and sauce with my "Italian Stallion" seasoning and slices of buffalo mozzarella. A simple, healthy and elegant dish in under twenty minutes!

Stuffed Leg of Lamb No Gaminess!

Stuffed Leg of Lamb No Gaminess!

Imagine a Stuffed Leg of Lamb with no gaminess? There are so many people that prefer not have lamb for the wrong reasons. I'm going to show you how to take all the gaminess out of the lamb and make the best stuffed leg of lamb you've ever had! Delicious toasted pine nuts and organic gala apples make this dish an unforgettable feast!

Three Great Dressings

Best Salad Dressing! Three Easy Recipes!

I am going to show you how to make the best, healthy salad dressings. With these easy recipes and some quality oils, you may never buy a ready-made dressing again! But wait! There's more! They're not just for salads, they taste great on seafood, chicken and any grilled meats!

My Favorite Salad

My Favorite Organic Super Simple Summer Salad!

Nothing is more satisfying than my favorite organic super simple summer salad! It is delicious! I love how easy it is to prepare and have in the fridge, so that there are no excuses for eating healthy. Give this one a try. You're going to love it!

Grilling the perfect steak!

Want to grill Perfect Steaks for Father's Day?

Want to grill Perfect Steaks for Father’s Day? Worried about flare-ups ruining an expensive steak? Fear not! I’m going to teach you how to make the perfect, steakhouse-quality steak! It’s a guaranteed way to grill confidently and consistently every time!

Best Ramen Noodles Ever!

Best Ramen Noodles, EVER!

My youngest son ADORES Ramen noodles and he is an amazing, young 17 year old cook! Want to learn how to make an extraordinary, organic, gluten-free Ramen noodle soup? Look no further! 

Pork loin! $5 meals natural and organic! Roast, skewers & steaks!

Pork loin! $5 meals natural and organic! Roast, skewers & steaks!

Pork loin can be a part of a $5 meal and today they are being raised natural, without hormones or antibiotics! Pair that with some organic butternut squash and organic Brussels sprouts and you have a healthy, inexpensive dinner! You will learn how to cook that lean meat so that its juicy and moist, as a roast, on skewers or as steaks!

How to use save and store ginger

Ginger benefits will change your life...

Ginger benefits will change your life and possibly save it! Do you know what your getting when you have sushi? Watch this! Having ginger at home will revolutionize your cooking! It is easy to prepare and store in the fridge for months!

Two great Ways to prepare salmon!

Salmon Two-Ways!

Beautiful fillets of wild-caught salmon aren't always in season. Here's how you can store them, cook them and indulge!

How to Makre Easy Greek Yogurt

How to make Easy Greek Yogurt!

But not just any yogurt, the best yogurt ever! Thick, rich, Greek yogurt. Experiment with filters, gelatin, raw milk and organic milk in bulk.

Shop in bulk? Recipes all week!

Shop in bulk? Recipes all week!

You shop in bulk, save money, only to find a fridge-full of half-opened items about to expire. I'm going to show you how to make a week's worth of entrees with items you'd never think go together!

Use a Knife Like a Pro!

Use a Knife Like a Pro!

You wind up buying a whole bunch of kitchen gadgets because nobody ever showed you how to use a knife! I'm going to teach you how to breeze through kitchen prep in half the time, the right way!

Mobirise

Super-Easy Knife Sharpening!

Here's a fool-proof, fast and easy way to keep your knives razor sharp!

Hellenic

My father and family created the Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant in 1976!
What started as a six-stool shack, famous for its fresh, made-to-order lemonade is now a 250 seat indoor/outdoor restaurant and caterer.
(we're still famous for our lemonade)

Mobirise

Recipes

Smoked Lamb Loin

The Ultimate Lamb Loin

Keto Fat Bombs

Keto Chocolate Fat Bombs

Blackfish With Husked Tomatoes

Blackfish Tautog) with Husked Tomatoes

Sweet potato Side Dish

Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes, Onion & Peppers

Keto Bolognese

Keto Bolognese

Keto Tortillas

The Keto Tortilla

Carb free noodles

Thai-Style Carb-Free Noodles

Spinach Shrimp and Orzo

Shrimp, Spinach & Orzo

Ceviche

Easy Seafood Boil

Seafood Boil

Easy Seafood Boil

The Ultimate Chicken Soup

The Ultimate Avgolemono Chicken Soup

The Ultimate Chicken Soup

Pesto Chicken

Italian Stallion Seasoning

Italian Stallion Seasoning

The Ultimate Chicken Soup

The Ultimate Avgolemono Chicken Soup

Stuffed Leg of Lamb No Gaminess!

Stuffed Leg of Lamb No Gaminess!

Three Great Dressings

Three Great Dressings

Amazing Summer Salad

Amazing Organic Summer Salad

Step-by-step BBQ'd Steak

Step-by-step BBQ'd Steak

Ramen Noodles

Ramen Noodles

Roasted Pork Loin

Roasted Pork Loin

Pork Loin Steaks

Pork Loin Steaks

Brussels Sprouts Teriyaki

Brussels Sprouts Teriyaki

Mashed Butternut Squash

Mashed Butternut Squash

Ginger can change your life...

Pickled Ginger

Beet Cured Gravlax

Beet Cured Gravlax

Easy Greek Yogurt Recipe

Easy Greek Yogurt

Stuffed Flounder Video on YouTube

Stuffed Flounder

Breakfast Nachos on Youtube

Breakfast Nachos

Roasted Potatoes Video on YouTube

Roasted Potatoes

Mobirise

Creamy Dill Salmon

My Books

Ferry Tales I & II are a collection of personal, introspective and comical stories about my life in a restaurant that started by accident in the middle of nowhere.

Ferry Tales, By George Giannaris

Ferry Tales, 2008

In 1976 a simple real estate transaction affected my life forever. "Brown's Cabins" on the North Fork of Long Island became "Hellenic Cabins & Snack Bar." My father, a Greek immigrant, poured his efforts into the Snack Bar portion of the business. Unaware of his incredible, gifted palate, he created a landmark restaurant, by accident, in the middle of nowhere; a business affected by the cross migration of travelers using the ferry terminal at the end of the island. "Ferry Tales" is about a seed planted over thirty years ago grown into a bonsai tree, groomed by the evolution of its clients, trained by a business that is either a madhouse or empty, rooted in Greek culture, potted in a region that bears the geographic uniqueness of the Garden of Eden, and nurtured by a gateway across America. It is based on comical, real events, belabored by the stresses of a successful family business, and fixed in the history and culture of a unique area, poised as the next great wine region of America.

Ferry Tales II: When Hellenic Freezes Over

Ferry Tales II: When Hellenic Freezes Over, 2016

On a bright and sunny Fourth of July day in 1976, an eighty-year-old snack bar became the Hellenic Snack Bar, situated in the middle of the greatest potato farming region on the east coast of the United States. Fast-forward to 2016, and the same family-owned 250-seat Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant stands at the tail-end of the three thousand acres of grapes that traded places with the potatoes. The focus on wine has changed the rural landscape dramatically. Owner George Giannaris shares the history of the restaurant, recipes, comical short stories and his philosophical insights.

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