Archives for: June 2006, 27
Sunday after church we ate at a Greek restaurant. The owners had distributed buy-one-get-one-free dinner coupons to entice new customers. My husband is suspicious of new food, but I told him to think of the Dancing Zorba in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding".
I decided immediately on the gyro salad. The description sounded like a perfect Type O meal: Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, lamb, beef, and olive oil. My daughter decided on a Greek salad without the lamb and beef. My husband ordered fish with potatoes and salad.
My husband said the fish was really good. I wish I knew what herbs were used in the topping. My daughter enjoyed her salad. Based on the description, I had expected to find a slice of roast and a slice of lamb on my salad. I looked gyro up on the internet when I got home, and indeed that was the original gyro. However, what is most common now is a meat loaf made with ground beef, ground lamb, and lots of spices. This was what I had on my salad. It tasted good, but had a texture like bologna.
Since I have been on the BTD, I've had very few headaches - maybe 2 a year. Sunday afternoon I had a pounding headache. I suspect MSG or nitrites may have been in the meat.
I'll be more suspicious if I go to another Greek restaurant. But the next time I have leftover lamb or roast, I may make my own version of a gyro salad.