Tag Archives: Bread

Tzatziki, Hummus & Flat Bread = Heaven

8 Jan

 

Everyone has the one joke that ‘haunts’ them at family get-togethers. Mine… well… mine is about food. {shocker} I lived with two brothers and my sister, and according to my mother I could eat all three of them under the table … combined! My mother loves to remind me that the grocery bill once I moved on to college dropped nearly in half. Still to this day, I can sit down and eat an entire tray {Costco sized tray, mind you} of Bagel Bites in one sitting! Perhaps my metabolism will catch up with me one of these days… I am approaching thirty {I can’t bare to utter that word} … but until then, I vow to continue snacking until my heart is content. And today, I had a GREAT idea for a snack. Now, I did not cook a single thing. I opened containers and used the oven for approximately three minutes. Domestic? Hardly. But, I literally moaned when I put this snack in my mouth. If you have even the smallest hunger, head out {run} to the grocery store and pick up the following:

 

1. Tandoori Naan {Indian Flat Bread}

{Package looks like}

2. Tzatziki Sauce/Dip

3. Garlic Roasted Hummus

4. Carlo Rossi: Pisano {BIG bottle} wink wink

 

I’m telling you … I was moaning. Clearly, I have a food problem. I brushed the flat bread with some olive oil and then heated it in the oven for about 3-4 minutes… ripped it into pieces and served with the hummus and tzatziki sauce and a good ole’ glass o’wine. Deliciousness. I ran out of the flat bread, or I’d be eating this as we speak .. crumbs on the keyboard and all. Please check for these items {or similar} at your grocery store. Ah’mazing!

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Snuggle My Dog

6 Jan

 

My lack of domesticity got the best of me tonight. I fully intended on making Pho {beef noodle soup} because it is so cold outside! {and I wanted to post some pictures with the recipe on my blog} I even drove to the grocery store, maneuvered through after-school soccer mom grocery rush, and even returned my cart to the buggy-collector {HUGE pet peeve: Return Your Cart!} … I got all the way home and decided: It’s hot dogs for dinner!

Ok, don’t go screaming your head off. Hot dogs can be a great dinner! Might I recommend: Hebrew National Beef Franks! They are Kosher, so no artificial colors or flavors and no by-products … they taste simply amazing. And, I don’t have to worry about eating parts I can’t identify! {yikes} I paired them with some maple and bacon baked beans {yay for fiber} and a big glass of Stonyfield organic milk, and we were set. The hot dogs are a little pricey, but you can sometimes find coupons. Personally, I don’t mind paying a bit more for a pack of hot dogs that has ingredients I can trust. You can read all about these hot dogs and Kosher food requirements on their website: Hebrew National 

 

While we are on the topic of hot dogs… I must inform you of the most amazing hot dog bun ever created. Snuggles. They are u-shaped, and have no seam at the bottom – so they can hold an incredible amount of toppings without falling apart, dripping, etc. They are perfect for chili cheese dogs, or for someone who likes to have every topping imaginable on their dog. They are usually found in the deli, where the pita bread is kept. If you have never tried these, I’m telling you TRY. I’m not positive, but I feel like they are made out of something similar to a pita bread. They seem ‘lighter’ than a regular hot dog.. not so filling.. so you can enjoy your hot dog more. If that makes any sense at all. Oh, and they also come in wheat. True to their name, they really do snuggle your dog!

 

 

As always, if you try this stuff out, I’d love to hear! Hope you all have a great night. Enjoy!