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Greek Lunch-5

Greek Lunch under 10$

Hello hello hello..So this week, I tried to do something different. I thought about how much we all spend on eating out and was wondering if I could come up with an economical yet healthy and also easy to cook option for your meal. And voila…here I am sharing this idea with you. I came up with a Greek Lunch idea for this theme which will cost you $10 to put together. This dish is essentially inspired by Green Kitchen Travels book. In the book they served this dish with Quinoa dolmades with greek salad. But I used store bought regular dolmades and put it together with homemade greek salad. You can buy either veg/meat dolmades based on your diet preferences. For those of you who are new to greek cooking, Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes common in the Middle East and surrounding regions including the Balkans, the Caucasus, Russia, Central Asia. Common vegetables to stuff include tomato, pepper, onion, zucchini, eggplant, and garlic. If you are interested, feel free to replace the dolmades …

Roasted Mushrooms

Roasted Mushrooms

Garlic butter roasted mushrooms are a great side dish to your cocktail parties. They go very well with Wine and can be something you can pass in a plate. The garlic and butter together brings out the most amazing aroma and the amalgamation of mushrooms along with it melts your heart. My mouth is actually watering while I write this. You can also serve this with a piece of bread and make it a stylish hors-d’oeuvre! Since I had neither of them at home I decided to serve it with sticky rice, Asian meatballs and ginger lime dressing and that my friends tasted equally good. These roasted mushrooms (found on Smitten Kitchen) make an appearance time and time again. They’re ridiculously good and simple to prepare, with minimal prep work followed by only fifteen minutes of oven time. For the Roasted Mushrooms: 1/2 lb. (8 oz.) mushrooms (cremini, preferably, but brown bella will work as well) 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. capers, rinsed and chopped 1 1/2 large garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter, …

Baguette with toppings

Baguette with toppings

Craving for an evening snack? Whip up this quick fix for your hunger pangs when you get back from a hectic work day. The crunchy baguette go very well with the softer toppings and gives you that satisfied feeling. I have listed some yummy toppings that I love but feel free to experiment with different ones to suit your taste. Ingredients: Ricotta cheese Sliced grilled baguette Toppings of your choice (I used zataar & olive oil, blueberries, frozen strawberry, basil pesto and sliced peach)   Spread ricotta cheese on a slice of baguette, add toppings of your choice and enjoy!