Kofta Burgers


Mommy brag moment: As a parent our goal is to raise good people who contribute society the best way they can. I thought we were doing a good job and this was reaffirmed to me this weekend at the Detroit Feis with my daughter. Several parents stopped me to tell me how much their kids…

Salmon Bowls


I am so excited! I think I may finally have a week where I can actually sit down and write something other than a grocery list on the back of an envelope. Even then it is only for one or two items as I am running to the store to get something I forgot. It…

Burgers with Tzatziki and Feta


I am always looking out different ways to serve “ordinary” foods. How to make a burger or hot dog seem like a special meal. This was a night where I had 30 minutes to get the meal on the table before the kids started gnawing on the table legs. I had thawed a package of…

Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Vegetables


With my mother’s health problems came a suggestion from her doctor to follow a Mediterranean diet. My mother eats very little other than white toast, pepperoni, and cheese, and drink coffee with a bit of 2% milk. Seriously. She used to be a cook but she never really ate much herself. After chemotherapy and advancing…

Dining Out: Shawarma King


About once a week my daughter and I either have a lunch or dinner out together. We try to find places that are not too expensive and are not always chain restaurants. Last night I asked her to choose the restaurant and to my surprise she chose Shawarma King. This little restaurant on Drake Road…

Kotopoulo Lemonato


The kids and I are insanely jealous because my wife is in Orlando, Florida at a conference. It wouldn’t be so bad if she didn’t get to go to Epcot the other day and were not staying right next to Walt Disney World, our favorite vacation spot.  She was at Epcot for the last day…

Shish Taouk


When I read this recipe for Shish Taouk from White House Red Door (click for link to original recipe) I knew I was going to make this recipe soon! We love Mediterranean food and I was excited to try this.  There is a little Mediterranean restaurant near our house and we love to order new foods to…

One Pot Lemon Chicken and Rice


I had planned this for dinner the other night but when I went to get the chicken out of the refrigerator it was still frozen solid. So, instead I added the marinade to the bag of chicken and let it sit overnight to thaw some more. Sometimes our best intentions need to be changed and…

Falafel with Tzatziki


My family LOVES garlic. We go through at least 1 jar of minced garlic and 1 jar of powdered garlic a month. Italian food, Greek food and Chinese food are always at the top of our go to list for menu items. I was searching through Pinterest to find something to make with the large…

Mediterranean Chicken with Rice


We are back to our To-Go dinners. Dance classes have picked up again to four a week so we are traveling much more than usual. Rather than stop at fast food restaurants for dinner I make our regular meals and put them into divided covered dishes for the kids to eat their dinner in the…

Mediterranean Chicken Skillet


Before the holidays things seem to get so hectic.  We are trying to fit 1,000 things into the space of 250.  I am always searching for tasty, easy meals that I can get on the table quickly and that my family will actually eat.  I tried this meal the other night and it was on…

Roasted Mediterranean Potatoes with Feta Cheese


I am always in need of quick, easy side dishes to go with our meals.  Once the potatoes were diced and in the oven it was 35 minutes until they were ready to go on the table.  It was nice that I could cook the rest of the meal and not have to fuss over…