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March 24, 2016

It’s All Greek To Me

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Because I love to cook, (note: baking, not really my thing) I love finding inspiration for new recipes, going to my local Fresh Market or farmers market to pick up fresh ingredients and creating new, delicious dishes on an ‘as time permits’ basis. After discovering I have an obsession with Greek and Mediterranean food (and after going to Zoe’s Kitchen one too many times) I decided to prepare a Greek-style dinner one night; it was amazing! Using fresh veggies and chicken, pita bread, and a whole lot of olive oil Saturday’s meal was a combination of healthy and delicious– one combination I can never get enough of!

I decided to make pita pockets filled with sautéed veggies, grilled chicken, feta cheese, and this delicious dressing. (These pita pockets are super easy to adapt to any diet or meal preference! so if you’re a vegan or a vegetarian this works for you too.)

To start I went to my local Fresh Market to pick up fresh veggies and chicken. I believe quality ingredients are the best way to start out any meal.

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Next I chopped up several fresh vegetables including onions, red peppers, cherry tomatoes, and avocado. A little cilantro found its way into the mix as well.

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In this type of meal I love sautéed onions and peppers, so with a little olive oil I threw sliced onions and peppers into a skillet and let them slowly cook down until they were caramelized and slightly browned.

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Setting the vegetables aside, I  cooked the fresh chicken in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper for added flavor. Simply slice the chicken into strips when its finished cooking and put it in a bowl for stuffing the pitas. I went ahead and slightly crisped up the pita bread in my oven before stuffing them to add a nice crunch to the dish.

On the side I chopped up a fresh cucumber and tossed it with the greek dressing and cooked some rice to compliment the pitas.

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And just because it was a warm day and the sun was shining and it reminded me of summer I picked up these amazing bottles of half tea, half lemonade (one of my favorite drinks!)

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The result was a healthy, satisfying meal that we were able to eat the next day (because we liked it that much!) Give Greek a try, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

~Emily ~

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