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Gyros with Roasted Veggies and Tzatziki

Something you never thought you could make… well, you can. This is proof. Gyros. Complete with authentic gyro meat, ala Alton Brown (who else?). And you know what, they were pretty darn good! Though the recipe was a bit ridiculous (who drains onions and yogurt?)… um, no thanks. We drained the veggies for a few...

Lentil Salad

Our first foray into lentils… inspired by the great Alton Brown… and I like what I tasted. Though anything simmered with onion and tossed with bacon can’t be bad, right? haha. Needless to say, they’re tasty, hearty, and healthy… definitely something worth trying! Lentil Salad Makes 6-8 servings. Recipe from Alton Brown. Ingredients 1/2 cup...

Summer Herb Risotto

A delicious and very pretty dish. We had to make a few adjustments… substituted onion for leek (which are quite expensive around these parts!), and left out the parsley completely (we’re not big fans of parsley). Still delicious and definitely something we’ll make again… that is if our basil plant doesn’t die before then (it’s...

Asian Salmon Burgers with Sesame Slaw

This recipe: definitely a keeper! I’ve always been skeptical of salmon burgers… the ones I’ve made in the past have been iffy and just tasted funny. But not these. Delicious!! The slaw is great too… both on the burger and on the side. Emeril, you’ve done us good! Asian Salmon Burgers with Sesame Slaw Makes...

Sesame Noodles with Peanuts and Basil

It feels so good to be cooking again. I didn’t know how much more eating out my stomach (and wallet) could take… This is a great summer meal. They can be served hot or cold, and make GREAT leftovers the next day (in fact, it may have been better the next day!). We added some...

Mango & Avocado Salad with Citrus Dressing

We’re back! And we’re in Tennessee! If you’ve wondered where we were this past month, well, we’ve been all over the place. But the move is over and we’re setting in to our new digs. The kitchen in our new place is fantastic, it might be the main reason we chose this place. Anyways, we...