To some, Fish & Chips means a greasy fried chunk of cod served with even greasier french fries doused in malt vinegar and tarter sauce.
And I’m not here to say that there is anything wrong with that particular dish.
People love grease! It’s a great hangover cure! And sometimes eating greasy stuff just feels plain old fashioned, good, that is until you begin to digest it – that usually doesn’t feel too fantastic.
Digestion aside, I’m not here to hate on grease, or even to say that there’s anything wrong with that Fish & Chip special your local pub serves every Friday.
Long live greasy fish, fries, tarter sauce and malt vinegar! All hail wet wipes!
But I invite you to try a different type of Fish & Chip special ala Sweetie and The Kitchen.
Grab a couple cans of tuna (yes canned tuna), some couscous (don’t question me, just go with it), a few red potatoes (no, they won’t be fried) and some Greek yogurt (I realize I’ve lost you here, but trust me, it’ll be OK) and some other stuff (see below) and get ready to make some serious deliciousness.
Garlic Couscous Tuna Cakes
Adapted from Can You Stay for Dinner?
Baked Red Potato Chips with Yogurt Scallion Dip
I can not wait to bite you
The Blog-O-Sphere has done an amazing thing for those of us who enjoy cooking, trying out new recipes and most importantly consuming those new recipes!
Granted, there have always been great cookbooks out there and an array of wonderful food publications. But here on the world-wide-web it’s free, and these days that’s a pretty big selling point.
But I’m not talking so much about mere recipe websites but actual food blogs, where bloggers will actually write about the dish and subsequent recipe. Sometimes it’s a story about the day that led up to the meal, or the inspiration behind the dish and other times its childhood memories of times when that same meal was an plate before them on a dinner table long ago.
So while these bloggers often capture their recipes with pictures which no doubt draws me in, I find it’s usually the story that sells me on the dish.
Recently while browsing the amazing world of food blogs for some new dinner ideas I discovered a great food blog called Can You Stay For Dinner. The writer has a warm, comfortable and witty tone and sometimes even appears to be having tiny little conversations with herself, which I can totally relate to.
She too has a Sweetie, named Daniel, who partakes in the consuming stage of her culinary adventures, which I can also relate to.
Her writing is free of stuffy food connoisseur terminology which keeps us more modest foodies reading (and awake). The food all looks amazing and when you scroll down to find out how to make it – you find the best part… it’s easy… like super duper easy… like I’m making this tomorrow night! Easy.
And as a lover of anything that involves flatbread, feta and yogurt I was sold by the recipe below.
Lemon Chicken Gyros with Ghetto Tzatziki and Feta
On food shows fancy chefs and judges talk about how certain dishes create a cohesive harmony… or something that sounds equally foodie-ish and sophisticated.
I may be a simple woman but I make one hell of a cohesively harmonious dish.
I don’t know if there is necessarily a title for this dish, but lets just call it a yummy healthy dinner.
Ground Chicken with Squash and Zucchini served atop brown rice and finally a delicious dollop (or heap) of a cucumber Greek yogurt sauce. I’ll take it one step at a time.