Monthly Archives: September 2011

Greek Salad

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I love Greek salad! This is one of my favourite things to make for dinner. Mmm. And there’s always leftovers, and this is as good (if not better) the next day!

 

Greek Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Taboule or any cooked grain
  • 1 can chick peas
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 fresh bell pepper (any colour is good, but red looks really pretty!)
  • 1/2 cup  olive oil
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • feta cheese to taste
Directions:
  • Cook the grain
  • mix all ingredients in a bowl, and let sit in the fridge for at least 1/2  hour, and then serve it up!
Hope you enjoy it as much as we do =]
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Because He Works Hard

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My husband works crazy hard, between 90 hours on a easy week, and 110 hours on a busier week. So because he works so hard, I try to make good food for him. Last night I made sauteed asparagus, sweet potato fries, and Honey Orange Garlic chicken breasts.

 

Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, cut into french fries
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons light olive oil
Instructions:

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Rinse the sweet potato fries with cold water and drain. Spread onto a baking sheet.
  3. Stir the cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, all spice, and brown sugar together in a bowl; sprinkle over the fries. Drizzle the olive oil over the fries.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to serve.

 Honey Orange Garlic Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce ( I used this amazing Ponzu ™ citrus soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Directions:

  1. To Make Marinade: Combine the soy sauce, honey, orange juice, garlic, oregano, pepper and paprika. Mix all together and pour over chicken pieces. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Remove chicken from refrigerator. Place chicken and marinade in a 9×13 inch baking dish and bake, uncovered, in preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours. Baste once.