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FOOD, LUNCH, MAIN COURSE, SIDE DISHES

Hummus Greek Salad

Here in Michigan we have an abundance of Coney Island restaurants. Each one is a little different, but they all serve pretty similar food. They’ll have coney dogs of course, which is a hot dog with chili, mustard, and diced onions. They’ll also have lots of Greek inspired foods like gyros, Greek salads, saganaki, and more. No matter where you go in the metro Detroit area, you won’t be far from a Coney restaurant.

There are a few that my husband and I eat at on a regular basis. Our go-to meal is usually a Greek or Caesar salad with chicken. Last year we discovered a new twist on a salad we love from a place called Greek Islands – the Hummus Greek Salad. It’s basically a warm piece of pita bread spread with hummus, then piled high with a Greek salad and topped off with grilled chicken. And yes, it is just as amazing as it sounds.

Naturally, we had to try our hand at making these ourselves, and I’m happy to share that they came out perfectly! It’s super easy to throw together, and an interesting twist on a regular grilled chicken salad. The great thing about this kind of food is that it’s also super easy to make vegetarian. Just swap out the chicken for some garbanzo beans and you’ve got an incredibly filling and flavorful meatless dinner. Perfect for a light and fresh summertime meal! Continue Reading

FOOD, SIDE DISHES

Garlic Redskin Mashed Potatoes

I have to tell you something you may never believe. Something almost unimaginable. For years I refused to accept it. I was convinced that it couldn’t be real, but it’s the honest truth.

Here it is.

When I met my husband, he didn’t like mashed potatoes. Seriously! This was something I had honestly never encountered in my entire life before. At first I didn’t know how to handle it. I knew he was a picky eater, but mashed potatoes? Isn’t that what picky eaters actually like? Like when you have Thanksgiving dinner and you’ve got someone who won’t touch half the food, you at least know they’re going to eat some mashed potatoes, right? The idea of someone disliking them was just something I couldn’t wrap my brain around. Continue Reading