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Brown Rice Greek Salad

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Hola!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I was quite busy but did manage to get a little rest in. I enjoyed this weekend by going shopping with my mom on Saturday then going shopping with my family on Sunday. It was a very productive shopping weekend. I don’t shop too much for myself but I figured with being in a new school and my birthday here that I needed and deserved some new clothes. I might have gone a bit overboard but I did not pay full price for anything. Clearance, Clearance! I did quite well considering my  budget wasn’t too big. I was a good girl and even donated some clothes that I haven’t worn in a while…like years.

Cooking has still been a little hard due to how busy I’ve been but using leftovers for another meal has helped a lot! I had leftover brown rice and figured a nice salad would work with it.

I absolutely love the flavors in Greek foods. I especially love Greek dressings for salads. I love the zestiness! We have tons of cucumbers in the garden this summer so they worked out perfectly for this salad. If you have lots of cucumbers from your garden try making this delicious Cucumber Lime Cooler.

Brown Rice Greek Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup chickpeas – drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes – roasted or fresh-I used 1 large regular tomato
  • 1 cup cucumber – diced
  • ½ cup scallions – minced
  • ½ cup corn – fresh, frozen, leftover grilled, etc.
  • ¼ cup feta cheese – crumbled
  • ½ cup kalamata olives-I used green olives
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • 1 tbs dried mint
  • 2 garlic cloves – minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. To roast cherry tomatoes, pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking pan with an even layer of tomatoes and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes; let cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine brown rice with tomatoes, chickpeas, cucumber, scallions, corn, feta and olives.
  3. Stir in lemon juice, zest, olive oil, oregano, mint, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly.

This is such a great main meal or side dish for summer. I love this stuff!

Happy Monday!

Besos,

Flor

Recipe Source The Lemon Bowl

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Greek Chicken and Pita Casserole

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Hola!

How has everyone’s week been so far? Did everyone have a great Mothers Day? I certainly hope so!

I spent Mothers Day with my family and we chomped on Italian Beefs and Tortas…YUM!  I received the best gift ever!! An iPhone 5! I was so excited! I just went to pick it up yesterday and I am beyond thrilled! I am definitely a lucky mama!

I will be on vacation in about 3 weeks and am super excited about that too! There are no big plans but it will be nice to just do whatever I want with my days.

I have an absolutely awesome recipe for you today. Do you like chicken? Do you like mediterranean flavors? If so then this is for you!

I could not get enough of this! The flavors were amazing!

Greek Chicken and Pita Casserole

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped cooked chicken or turkey
  • 3 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (4 cups)
  • 1 10 3/4 – ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Greek seasoning
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 6 – inches pita bread rounds, cut into bite-size wedges
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 medium roma tomatoes, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced

directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine chicken, zucchini, soup, onion, broth, 1 teaspoon of the Greek seasoning, and the garlic. Transfer mixture to an ungreased 3-quart rectangular baking dish.
  2. Coat pita wedges with cooking spray; sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon Greek seasoning. Sprinkle pita wedges, tomatoes, cheese, and olives on top of chicken mixture. Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until heated through. Makes 4 servings.
I mean really…look at this…
Go ahead…make your day by making this delicious, easy recipe…you won’t regret it! Off to play with my new phone!
Besos,
Flor