My lovely day ended with a lovely dinner.
Over the past few weeks, I have seen Greek food popping up all over the blog world. Hummus is everywhere, and it always seems to be accompanied by tabouli and pita. It is not surprising that I have found myself craving it constantly.
Tonight, I caved. I set out to make my own healthy Greek feast.
It was exactly what I wanted. Falafel, hummus, tabouli, tzatziki, and pita. The falafel came out of a box (next time I want to make it from scratch), but it ended up being shockingly good. The brand is Fantastic World Food, and if you want falafel fast, this is what you want. I also broiled it for two minutes on each side instead of frying it. It tasted the same and saved many many calories. I made the hummus from scratch courtesy of Angela. It turned out great, but I added more lemon juice and paprika than what she called for.
For the tabouli, I pulled stuff from a bunch of different recipes but ended up with something like this...
1 c bulgur
1 c hot water
4 green onions (mainly the white part)
1 c fresh parsley
1 clove of garlic finely chopped
1 T mint
1/3 c fresh lemon juice
1/4 c oil
salt and pepper to taste
For the directions, I followed this recipe.
It was so easy, and I thought it turned out really well.
Lastly, the tzatziki dip was Greek yogurt, the other half of the cucumber, 2 of the discarded stalks of green onion (finely chopped) from the tabouli, and the juice of half a lemon.
A lighter, yet equally satisfying, alternative.
Last but not least, we microwaved a little but of pita so it was soft and warm for dipping! I was very pleased with this meal!
A little while later, I had a little bit of Girl Scout Samoa ice cream...heavenly. And now, I am pooped and ready for bed. I feel a little silly that I can't stay up past 10:30, but I decided I am just going to go with it. There is no shame in getting a good night sleep!