April 2010


Chicken Souvlaki and Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach Rice)

we had¬†the best Greek dinner ever and I made it! ūüėõ to celebrate my first (week)day off of¬†school I decided to get a recipe¬†from the yummy blog Closet Cooking. The other time I used this blog the food turned out so good that ever since I have been¬†dreaming¬†about¬†its mouth watering¬†photos….¬†¬†I totally recommend¬†it!

Next time I will try this Caramelized Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  In my opinion, sweety and salty is the best mix you can have. Oh how I miss banana pizza with lots of cheese, cinnamon and sugar. Perfect! 

Chicken Souvlaki

(makes 4 servings)

Ingredients:
1 pound chicken breast (cut into strips)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 lemon (juice and zest)
1 tablespoon yogurt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

 

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients and let meat marinate for 30 minutes to overnight.
2. Skewer the meat.
3. Cook on the grill or under a broiler for about 4-5 minutes per side.

Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach Rice)

(makes 4 servings)

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 bunch spinach (roughly chopped)
1 cup long grained rice
2 1/2 cups chicken broth (or water)
1/4 cup parsley (chopped)
1/4 cup dill (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon (juice and zest)
1/4 cup feta (crumbled, optional)
Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
4. Add the and spinach and cook until the spinach wilts.
5. Add the rice, chicken stock, parsley, dill and season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
6. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the rice is cooked, about 20 minutes.
7. Hit with a splash lemon juice and garnish with feta.

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Baseball Steak and Baked Potato

okay such a mistake… I had no idea “baseball steak” meant the whole cow in my plate :S Silly me, but I thought¬†by picking the¬†cheapeast steak on the menu I would get the smallest. Now I know¬†it doesn’t work like that for meats ūüėõ It is quite the opposite, David said. Anyway,¬†the food was yummy¬†and I was with my friends from school celebrating the¬†END of our third year at the university ūüėÄ