Pomegranate Chicken Skewers

The last time we went out to eat, we went to a Mediterranean restaurant with a unique pomegranate chicken listed on the menu. Needless to say, it piqued my interest, and it was actually really delicious. Of course, any good chef will never share their secrets or recipes, so it took a few times ordering this chicken and testing some at home before I came really close to developing the recipe. This pomegranate chicken is marinated in a reduced pomegranate juice mixture that […]

Roasted Eggplant, Pepper and Onion Spread

When I was a kid, eggplant wasn’t even on my radar. After discovering it as an adult, the consistency and flavor were so unique that it took some time to learn to fully appreciate its taste and versatility. Now, though, it’s a food I seek out and anytime I see it on a menu, it’s my go-to. This recipe combines roasted eggplant, pepper and onion in a hearty and delicious spread that works great as an appetizer or snack. Eggplant can […]

Tangy Mint Sauce

This tangy mint sauce is made with fresh mint leaves. It can be used as a dipping sauce, or to add more flavor to your dish just by drizzling a little over the top. Although it works best with Greek dishes, you can also serve it with some grilled chicken skewers (my favorite) or in a pita! Mint is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with, because it adds a strong, interesting flavor. I love trying it with foods […]

Tangy, Fresh Tzatziki Sauce

Whenever I sit down at a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurant I always scan the menu and my eyes immediately fixate on lamb burgers. I love the rich, juicy taste of the heavily spiced meat and I especially love the tangy taste of tzatziki sauce. Now, I didn’t grow up eating a lot of dairy based products. I actually didn’t like cheese, yogurt, or what have you, because I learned when I was small that most dairy products are essentially old milk […]

My First Hummus!

Hello Magic Bullet Heads! After years of eating store-bought dip, I finally took the plunge and made my very own hummus. It happened like this: Late last night, I went over to my friend’s apartment with my Magic bullet, some garlic,  lemons, pita bread, chickpeas and tahini, and I said to her in my most assertive voice, “I’m making hummus.” Stunned by the news, my friend exclaimed, “Are you sure you’re ready for this?? I mean, you’ve been buying dip […]