Tender Grilled Steak Tips Marinated in Yogurt Recipe

What meat-eating person doesn't love good steak tips? When it comes to quality steak, I'm a proponent of less is more. A little salt, a little pepper, maybe a pat of butter melting on top if you're feeling fancy and that's all you need for a good steak. Good beef shouldn't need anything else unless... Continue Reading →

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Roasted Beet Salad with Yogurt and Arugula

Beets are one of those love 'em or hate 'em vegetables that you can find all year round, but which are at their peak from June to October. Their sweet, but unmistakably earthy taste combined with their firm yet tender texture when roasted makes them a sort of maroon oxymoron of flavors. Many of us... Continue Reading →

Easy Homemade Gyro Meat Recipe

Gyro meat is one of the greatest culinary inventions and no matter how you pronounce, "Gyro" (Yee-ro, Jai-ro, Gee-ro), we're all pretty much just saying the word, "Delicious." While the real deal traditional stuff comprised of actual cuts of spiced meat rotating on a vertical rotisserie spit is awesome, it's the over-processed Greek-American stuff that I'm talking about.... Continue Reading →

Dill Summer Salad Recipe

I enjoy salad, but I don't necessarily go out of my way to eat it as much as I should. A few years ago, my friend made this dill yogurt salad for a summer barbecue and I couldn't get enough of it. Not only did I eat numerous servings, but I promptly went home and... Continue Reading →

Labneh Dip with Tomato and Cilantro

A while ago, my wife and I were hunting for foods we hadn't tried in a Middle Eastern market. As a lover of yogurt and cheese, she spotted a container of Labneh, which is a kind of Arabic Yogurt. It goes by other names and pronunciations as well, like "Labne," "Laban," or, "Kefir Cheese," although... Continue Reading →

Cucumber Yogurt Sauce (Tzatziki) Recipe

This is a fairly quick and simple post that's really just here to complement a few other dishes. More specifically this savory yogurt sauce goes extremely well with grilled lamb, chicken, grape leaves, homemade gyros, and salads. There are a lot of different ways to make this cucumber yogurt or Greek tzatziki-like sauce/dressing/dip. The few truths... Continue Reading →

Holiday Dinners at My House

Holidays with my family require a few signature dishes. Every family has their own traditions and at my house our traditional holiday dishes revolve around meat and protein. Of course there is the common turkey at Thanksgiving, and spiral ham, or beef roast at other occasions, but we also have other requirements. Often, before Christmas... Continue Reading →

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