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From Greece to the City of Angels An Evening of Culinary Exploration
Chef Christos menu for the evening…..
Tuna Tartare, Chives, Avocado, Olive Oil, Lime Zest, Quinoa Tabouli, Micro greens, Togurt Drops
Fava Bean Spread, Tomato, Picled Onion, Grilled Ocopus, Micro Leaves, Botarga
Greek Salad with Tomato, Cucumber, Peppers, Baby Zucchini and Kalamata Olives
Lamb Loin with Red Wine Gravy Sauce, Eggplant Caviar, Red Pepper Coulis (forgot to take a picture, I was too busy eating it…..oops!)
Greek Yogurt Mousse with Honey Jelly and Berries
A taste of home at the Thrive House!!! Greek inspired dinner by Chef Marisa Churchill using Thrive Culinary Algae Oil. One of the best home cooked meals I’ve ever had. Light, healthy and tasty!
Spiced Baked Feta with homemade pita break baked with Thrive Algae Oil
Hummus Dip with homemade pita bread baked with Thrive Algae Oil
Warm Olives with preserved lemon & fried parsley fried with fried with Thrive Algae Oil
Mixed Green Salad with Greek Goddess Dressing and warm lentils infused and sauteed with Thrive Algae Oil
Baked Sea Bass Plaki with caramelized with onions and cauliflower rice baked, sauteed, caramelized with Trive Algae Oil
Walnut Cake with Citrus Frosting with orange segments and honey thyme syrup baked with Thrive Algae Oil
Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Bonbons with “magic shell” made with Thrive Algae Oil
Don Staley’s book, Fit Find Fit Body is a must read!!!
I am very thankful for this book. Especially during the few months i was laid up with a broken ankle. It really got me through that time. I think i would have gone stir crazy otherwise.
The great thing about this book is that it gives you step by step exercises to help you make changes in your life, It really makes you think about some of your habits and how to make positive changes. You can apply these steps to every area of your life.
This is a book you can read over and over again ad get something different from it each time.
Thank you Don Staley!!!
Ladies lunching…Lisa, Bonnie & Trish!
Albacore Tuna Salad
& creamy pepper dressing
Spent the afternoon in the kitchen with Chef Chrstos from Nice ‘n Easy restaurant in Greece! He showed me how to make Aegean Inspired Calamari with Lentils & Farm To Table Green Salad.
Aegean Inspired Calamari with Lentils
Calamari, cut into rings (1 kg)
Lentils, boiled (300 g)
1 onion, chopped (medium size)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (100 ml)
White Wine (100 ml)
Balsamic Vinegar (50 ml)
Sauté calamari in a hot frying pan, using 50 ml extra virgin olive oil for 2-3 minutes and drizzle with wine. Wait approx. 2 minutes until the fluids are absorbed and then remove the calamari from the pan. In a separate frying pan sauté the chopped onion with lentils, using 50 ml extra virgin olive oil, until onions are soft. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and add salt and pepper. Serve the calamari on the lentils.
Farm To Table Green Salad
Variety of Salad Greens (lettuce, iceberg, radicchio, endive, kale or greens of your choice, 500 g)
Cherry tomatoes (150 g)
Feta Cheese (200 g)
Pistachios (100 ml)
Pita bread (2 pieces, chopped)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (100 ml)
Balsamic Vinegar (100 ml)
Discard all bruised and discolored leaves. Rinse and dry all greens thoroughly to give it a crisp and fresh taste. Mix salad greens evenly then add all the ingredients and mix well. The secret to a perfectly tossed salad is simple: use your washed hands.