Posts Tagged ‘Sides’

Pork Chops and Cinnamon Apples

Mmmm… I hope those chops and apples caught your attention! Although they were not a very colorful lunch, they were certainly delicious!!!

We don’t eat meat very often here on the island, mostly because it is just really expensive, but pork is one of the more affordable choices. I (personally) am not a huge fan of anything pig — unless it is a Cuban sandwich, the Florida girl in me just loves those – but my husband enjoys every savory bite. Since he loves them, I love to make them for him, and pork is one of the easiest meats to cook. Especially, lightly battered and fried pork chops!

White Eggplants and a return to Lesvos

Well, what can I say except that I am back to the island and still not quite settled in yet, grrr… suitcases still erupting with clothes! The past few days that we returned together to the island, we have been searching for a new apartment to live in for the following year. If we aren’t going to be moving abroad, then I would gladly welcome the change of a new living environment. The problem is that we (definitely) don’t always get what we want – that lesson is always hard to learn, again and again!!! After looking at around 8 other places to live, we found one we loved but probably out of our budget and the rest were not worth the extra stress/costs of moving, either similar size  or much older. As of now, we are staying put in our current shoebox.

Summer Dip

Howdy Friends!!!

Finally… an updated blog post! These dips are both easy and delicious!

I am still in the States, moving around and staying busy as ever. Believe it or not, we have still not heard any updates about transferring abroad and I am leaving in 9 days back to Greece. As of tonight, the EU leaders are trying to determine what the future holds for Greece and how to prevent a domino effect of bankruptcy and default, although, “Greece is in a uniquely grave situation in the euro area,” the statement said. Article Here.  And as of now, it looks that everyone is pulling together to help Greece, read further here. I won’t bore you with the details but the links above are from the BBC webpage and provide very insightful information if you are interested.

Cauliflower with Avgolemono Sauce

Cauliflower with an egg and lemon sauce. Try this vegetable side next time you want a filling and simple meal, both nutritious and flavorful.  
greek cauliflower Cauliflower with Avgolemono Sauce
Cauliflower with Avgolemono Recipe
1 head of cauliflower
2-3 eggs
1-2 lemons, juiced well
EVOO
salt and pepper
Parsley or Dill
Start by boiling your washed cauliflower in a minimal amount of water until it becomes tender. Remove cauliflower from pot, keeping the water, and let slightly cool and drain. Heat the olive oil in a skillet and chop the cauliflower into desired size. Saute the vegetable (and the leaves if you’d like) until it has a nice golden brown color and becomes as tender as you desire, remove from heat. In a bowl, whisk your eggs and lemon juice (approximately,  1-1 1/2 T. lemon juice for 2 eggs). Once blended together, add a ladle of the cauliflower water to your bowl while continuing to whisk, preventing the eggs from scrambling, add more water if you prefer. Once the sauce is to your liking, simply spoon over your cauliflower for an amazing flavor combination! 
Simple, fancy, and delicious!

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Oven Potatoes or Fries

Let’s talk potatoes; specifically, oven wedges and fries.

Who doesn’t love potatoes? I do, I do, and I am betting that the indulgent side of you does too. Well, I am here to tell you that just by baking your potatoes instead of frying them, you save tons of calories and lose none of the taste. Here are two basic recipes to try, both are great. Always start with washed potatoes. 

1. Potato wedges 

Hi! My name is Jacquline. Welcome to my blog. I hope you will find some delicious Greek food recipes and enjoy the read along the way! Kali Orexi :)

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