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Greek Potato Salad

A Perfect Summer Side Dish

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For me, potato salad is a must alongside Summer grilling so it’s right time we Greekify it – don’t you agree?


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Roasted Eggplant Greek Yogurt Dip

Melitzanosalata (Μελιτζανοσαλάτα, pronounced meh-leed-zah-no-sah-LAH-tah)

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By far one of my favorite appetizers, this Roasted Eggplant Greek Yogurt Dip is a variation of the classic Greek Melitzanosalata. The addition of roasted garlic and a little Greek yogurt gives this dip a lot of depth. I could eat it straight from the bowl with a spoon! (Who am I kidding? I have done that!)


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Grilling Gyro… Burgers

Gyro-Burger-2This recipe is created specifically for those who don’t have a vertical spit in their kitchen or backyard. You know… the vertical spit for slow roasting seasoned lamb, beef or pork in order to slice thin layers of meat with the intention of making a delicious Gyro sandwich at home. Which means this recipe is created for all of us.

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Gettin’ Figgy With It

Fig-Steak-8While strolling the extremely wide and fully stocked aisle of the local grocery store here in NorCal my eye was drawn to an awfully attractive tall, dark and handsome bottle of vinegar. The word FIG stood out on the well-designed label and I was immediately drawn in. Yes, I came across something amazing: Fig Balsamic Vinegar produced by O Olive Oil. Eureka! I’ve struck gold here people!

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Greek Pizza

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According to Pizza.com 94% of Americans eat pizza regularly. Define “regularly”… because I’m pretty sure the residents in my household eat pizza for dinner at least once a week, if not twice, and some of us… no names mentioned…  have been known to indulge in a slice twice in one day. :)  I knew I had a problem when a pizzeria owner said to me “hey… weren’t you in here earlier?”

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Lamb and Pork Souvlakia

Lamb and Pork Souvlakia

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Living in a New York City apartment without a back yard or balcony to house a grill can be a challenge for a west coast transplant. Desperately wanting to welcome our long-awaited spring while celebrating Easter this past weekend I needed to be creative. As always, I like to keep things simple. Luckily I believe I’ve stumbled upon a basic Greek marinade that is ridiculously simple to prepare. Turns out it’s pretty delicious too. In addition, the awesome Cuisinart Griddler makes NYC apartment grilling achievable. {Yay!}

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Fully Loaded Spiced Greek Fries

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Introduce me to a Greek who doesn’t like potatoes, and I will call that person a liar! Greeks love to enjoy potatoes with practically every dish. A typical Greek potato is peeled, cut, slowly baked and dressed in oregano, olive oil and lemon juice. They are in a word, delicious. Today, I did not make a typical Greek potato- but a spiced-up, tasty and flavorful version of an oven-baked French fry.

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Slow-roasted Tomatoes with Basil Oregano and Garlic

Tomatoes-4Slow-roasted Tomatoes with Basil Oregano and Garlic is more of a method than a recipe. There’s not much to them and your oven does all the work. This is a great recipe to try on the weekend when you have cleaning or yard work to do around the house. Prepare the tomatoes in the morning, pop them in the oven and forget about them for 2 hours while you scrub the bathroom floors or pull weeds in the back yard!

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Spicy Lentil Bean Hummus Dip

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College basketball fans have March.  World-class amateur athletes have the Olympic games.  Children have summer.  There are particular times of the year that “belong”  to certain groups of people or are associated to certain things.  For some it is currently a time of fasting in preparation for Easter, therefore it is the season of the lentil bean.  The one time of year where this tiny, pebble-looking bean becomes fairly common in the homes of many.

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