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)

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


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)

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)
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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Teryiaki Chicken Steamed Noodles

Gnocchi and Fried Chicken

we didn’t make this gnocchi from scratch, which was good because the only time we tried it didn’t turn out very good. It seems gnocchi takes lots trial and error to get it right…¬†For now I think we¬†are sticking with¬†the brand we bought at Superstore,¬†Larosa Gnocchi Con Patate.

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