Greek salad "Horitaki"

July 24th 2013

salad3 Way back in 1999, the fall after I graduated high school, I got to go to Greece with my Mom, Dad, and sisters. We landed in Athens and stayed at a quaint little hotel right in the middle of the action. ...Continue Reading

Southwestern style chopped salad with homemade tomatillo ranch

July 20th 2013

IMG_5499Yes I shamelessly love shopping at the grocery outlet in my neighborhood….their beer selection is better than anywhere not to mention cheaper, the same stuff can cost you upwards of $1 + at the Wholefoods, unless wholefoods is running a promo. ...Continue Reading

Faki (Greek Lentil Soup), also known as don't "faki" with the old man's soup!

July 18th 2013

lentil1 Yep another install of lentil soup, but this is no run of mill “something I think up” soup. This is the real deal Greek style lentil soup that is simple yet outrageously good. You need nothing particularly special for this, more ...Continue Reading

Asian persuasion cold noodle salad

July 17th 2013

IMG_5430 Summertime and the livin is HOT! No air conditioning, and high humidity can totally change my dinner menu that is for sure. Tonight’s recipe du jour is a delicious, veggie filled, healthy cold noodle salad that basically take having to use ...Continue Reading

Elote (Mexican corn on the cob) or finding new and interesting things to do with a George Foreman Grill.

July 14th 2013

elote2 I have a confession….I have a new obsession.  It is Elote!  Elote is a street food from Mexico, basically grilled corn on the cob smothered in mayo (yuckers) or crema which is Mexican table cream (yummers), add some cojita cheese (I ...Continue Reading

Grilled tuna steak with mango salsa

July 13th 2013

tuna Summer is here! With the season in full swing what is better then a grilled fish recipe? A grilled fish recipe with mango salsa of course! This is one of my favorite recipes of all time and I have been making ...Continue Reading

5 ingredient Tri-colored roasted potatoes

July 10th 2013

IMG_5212 Sometimes when I’m shopping at farmer’s markets or even the regular grocery store, my menu will change based upon what looks good to me at the time. I was at my local store and saw that they carried a special variety ...Continue Reading

Roasted Portabello Gyros

July 9th 2013

IMG_5176 Growing up in a Greek restaurant I've met my fair share of gyros. Today's version is one I have never done nor have I seen available anywhere. I love roasting or grilling portabello mushrooms, I use them all time to replace ...Continue Reading

Sexy Tex-Mexi Tacos

July 6th 2013

taco While I was visiting my fam in the Utah, my nephew’s girlfriend Felisha treated us to some lovely tacos. She made them with ground beef, made her own pico, served them with some onions and cilantro, and gave the corn tortillas ...Continue Reading

Rigatoni with Roasted garlic tomato sauce topped with summer veg

July 4th 2013

pasta Growing up we ate spaghetti with ground beef, tomato paste, and dried spices at least once a week. I loved my mom’s simple version of a Bolognese with green can, grated parmesan, honestly, I still do! I make my own variation ...Continue Reading