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Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 3:54am
Here is a link to an appetizer recipe I spotted recently. They are spinach, Feta, turkey meatballs cooked on a grill or in an oven. Feta is a black dot for Nomads but all the other ingredients look good. I'm posting a link to recipes when available rather than copy it without giving credit.

http://www.greeneggers.com/index.php?option=com_recipes&func=detail&id=1379
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 5:57am; Reply: 1
:)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 11:06am; Reply: 2
Maybe the title should be Greek Meatballs Recipe? :B :B :B :)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 11:08am; Reply: 3
I didn't name it.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 11:12am; Reply: 4
Just meant the title here on the forums.
Posted by: grey rabbit, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 12:08pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Maybe the title should be Greek Meatballs Recipe? :B :B :B :)

LOL, I was thinking something similar!

The recipe sounds really good, what is  tzatziki?
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 6:36pm; Reply: 6
Greek yogurt, cucumber sauce. We have a local Mediterranean restaurant that makes it along with the best saffron rice and chicken kabobs. :)
Posted by: Jane, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 6:55pm; Reply: 7
Sounds delicious!
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 9:46pm; Reply: 8
Tzatziki Sauce

1 cucumber, deseeded and peeled and slice in half lengthwise
1 cup plain greek yogurt
juice of one lemon
garlic, 2 cloves finely minced
olive oil, 2 T
fresh dill, 2 tsp finely minced
salt and black pepper to taste(cayene maybe?)
Grate the cucumber and squeeze as much water out of it as possible. Combine with all other ingredients.
Posted by: Seraffa, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 11:23pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Maybe the title should be Greek Meatballs Recipe? :B :B :B :)

:o :B

Yeah don't let AC/DC hijack this thread because "I've got Greek Balls, you've got Greek Balls....but (etc...)" !!!

Also - I thought, "ok -they mean Loukoumades - which is fried wheat dough covered in honey syrup - totally inappropriate for everyone healing here!" (Greek "Honey Balls")

But also, I thought for a second I was being invited to a dance......

Posted by: san j, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 12:51am; Reply: 10
Recipe looks nice. Simple.
I'd probably prefer it with lamb, however – especially to reflect the traditions behind its name. And I'm a big fan of the lamb/tsatsiki pairing.

Thanks, gcg!
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 1:36am; Reply: 11
Compared the price of ground lamb and ground turkey lately? Both are diamonds but one cost 2 to 3 times what the other does. I really miss moussaka and the time 25 years ago when my folks raised lamb and turkey.
Posted by: Conor, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 3:09am; Reply: 12
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Tzatziki Sauce

Not happy that SWAMI listed cucumbers and yoghurt as being just about one degree shy of the 'spawn of satan' category for me, mostly because tzatziki sauce is one of my absolute favorite things to have with pita gyro "me ola." (verymad)

So, has anyone had success with, or even tried, making a cucumber-less and yoghurt-less tzatziki sauce?
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 4:40am; Reply: 13
Not sure if this helps, but...I make a great tasting yogurt dip with yogurt (duh) ground cumin, garlic powder, cayenne (optional), and sea salt. No cucumber needed. :D
Posted by: Seraffa, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 5:03am; Reply: 14
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Compared the price of ground lamb and ground turkey lately? Both are diamonds but one cost 2 to 3 times what the other does. I really miss moussaka and the time 25 years ago when my folks raised lamb and turkey.


I miss moussaka too. Esp. the bechamel sauce part.

Yeah you would think that an animal that yields wool in addition to meat milk and leather would be cheaper than cow - but they keep blaming the pasturing needs of sheep for its higher prices!

Ridiculous that people would say that over in Colorado, and ridiculous that we have to import australian lamb, and that both sources of lamb are the SAME PRICE.....
Posted by: grey rabbit, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 2:30am; Reply: 15
It is far more challenging to raise sheep than it is to raise cattle. Sheep have to be sheared by hand and then the wool has to be processed. You don't usually raise a sheep for meat, milk, and wool. Usually there are different breeds for different products.

Conor, can you have sour cream?
Posted by: Conor, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 3:31am; Reply: 16
Quoted from grey rabbit
Conor, can you have sour cream?

Sadly, no ... which I don't quite understand as butter and ghee are both diamond superfoods (nor have I researched it, though, but I'm guessing it's due to the milk solids contained within sour cream).
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 5:56pm; Reply: 17
What about quark cheese? It tastes very much like sour cream.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 6:32pm; Reply: 18
In my house, we combine ground turkey thigh with ground lamb.  Saves money and tastes great.

Drea, I love your recipe for yogurt dip.  :)
Posted by: san j, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 10:31pm; Reply: 19
Essential to Tsatsiki is Greek yogurt; it is thick enough.
Raita, the Indian yogurt sauce, can stand a thinner yogurt, but true tsatsiki really can't.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Friday, June 22, 2012, 1:24am; Reply: 20
Greek yogurt is the only kind I use lately. You could strain regular yogurt and come close though.
Posted by: Seraffa, Friday, June 22, 2012, 2:45am; Reply: 21
Quoted from grey rabbit
\ You don't usually raise a sheep for meat, milk, and wool. Usually there are different breeds for different products.


I would. I wouldn't let a single thing go to waste on the sheep in question. And I'm not even a Gatherer when I say that. :)

Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Friday, June 22, 2012, 3:01am; Reply: 22
In warm weather country like I live in they are just raised for meat. The fleece is usually of such a low quality and weight that It's not worth selling. I did milk a sheep once. We were buying some Corridale ewes from a Polish lady. One of the sheep had lost it's lamb and she wanted to save the colostrum for any orphan lambs It is very difficult as the "milk taps" are so short.. She also gave us a discount when we agreed to dip her angora goats for bugs. We never did get the billy all the way under we just had to pour buckets over his head.
Posted by: jayneeo, Saturday, June 23, 2012, 3:21am; Reply: 23
Quoted from Conor

Not happy that SWAMI listed cucumbers and yoghurt as being just about one degree shy of the 'spawn of satan' category for me, mostly because tzatziki sauce is one of my absolute favorite things to have with pita gyro "me ola." (verymad)

So, has anyone had success with, or even tried, making a cucumber-less and yoghurt-less tzatziki sauce?


Also, I doubt you can have pita...just sayin'

Posted by: Conor, Saturday, June 23, 2012, 4:50am; Reply: 24
Quoted from jayneeo
Also, I doubt you can have pita...just sayin'

Oh, yeah, thanks for that! :P

Here's a little Celtic sea salt while you're at it ... want to rub it in the wound, as well?!? ;D
Posted by: Conor, Saturday, June 23, 2012, 5:02am; Reply: 25
Quoted from ruthiegirl
What about quark cheese? It tastes very much like sour cream.

I initially thought this would be a really good idea (i.e., thin it with some fresh lemon juice to obtain a more Greek yoghurt-y consistency). Especially since I recalled that quark was a neutral for me on ER4YT. However, I double-checked my SWAMI list and saw that quark has moved to complete avoid. (Some of the dairy avoids are really interesting to me as I'm not at all lactose intolerant.) Thanks for an alternative suggestion, though. I may just have to resign myself to living a tzatziki-free existence. Oops, I meant embrace, not resign. ;)
Posted by: Conor, Saturday, June 23, 2012, 9:11am; Reply: 26
Okay, since we're on the subject of tzatziki sauce and Greek food in general, here's the epitome of an antipodal G1 O-negative meal:

Sitting in Omonia Square (Athens GR) outside this total dive of a taverna eating pitogyros consisting of wheat-based pita, unidentifiable meat (probably pork) buried under tomatoes, onions, fried potatoes and absolutely dripping with tzatziki, plus chips (french fries) with mayonnaise dipping sauce and a massive, ice-cold bottle of Heineken lager.

Could it get any worse?!? (eek) ... but, Lord love a duck, it tasted amazing at the time. (drool)
Posted by: yaeli, Saturday, June 23, 2012, 11:12am; Reply: 27
At least our tastebuds never forget
Posted by: Lloyd, Saturday, June 23, 2012, 12:06pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from Conor
Could it get any worse?!? (eek)


Sure!

Burritos: Pinto bean, process cheese, 'red sauce', wheat tortilla, added fat = soy based.
Soft Drink: Mt Dew (ouch!)

Lots of other examples but I enjoyed that 'meal' many, mnay times.  ;)

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, June 23, 2012, 12:37pm; Reply: 29
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Here is a link to an appetizer recipe I spotted recently. They are spinach, Feta, turkey meatballs cooked on a grill or in an oven. Feta is a black dot for Nomads but all the other ingredients look good. I'm posting a link to recipes when available rather than copy it without giving credit.

http://www.greeneggers.com/index.php?option=com_recipes&func=detail&id=1379


Thanks GCG  All of those are fine for me. Feta is a neutral. :) I love Greek food.
Posted by: grey rabbit, Saturday, June 23, 2012, 5:58pm; Reply: 30
I'm making some right now, even though I have no idea what "Montreal Steak Seasoning" is, I'm guessing I don't need it. Oh, just found it: COARSE SALT, SPICES (INCLUDING BLACK PEPPER, AND RED PEPPER), GARLIC, SUNFLOWER OIL, NATURAL FLAVOR, AND EXTRACTIVES OF PAPRIKA.
Guess I don't want it, black pepper = avoid, and I just love it when the list includes "natural flavor" as if there are "unnatural flavors" to be found somewhere ::) I will add some paprika and garlic (superfoods).

I was reading about you "avoid memory foods" Conor and Lloyd, they don't really sound very good to me, and I'm guessing that if you ate them now they wouldn't taste good to you. I remember loving french fries with ketchup but I don't miss them and wouldn't even want them now.
Posted by: Conor, Saturday, June 23, 2012, 10:19pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from Lloyd
Burritos: Pinto bean, process cheese, 'red sauce', wheat tortilla, added fat = soy based.
Soft Drink: Mt Dew (ouch!)

Wow, too funny, sounds like we had the same Taco Bell 'addiction' at one time. ;D Remember when they still included black olives in the burritos and enchiritos? And, "enchirito," seriously, what marketing genius came up with that portmanteau? Can't tell you how many times I was disdainfully chastised by the 2:00 a.m. drive-through monitor for saying enchilada instead of enchirito. ::)

So was it just Mtn Dew, or Mtn Dew MDX (I mean, come on, Mtn Dew with even more caffeine!)? Recall quite a few all-night cram sessions in college, as well as too many to count 24- to 48-hour straight coding sessions after, that were all catered by Mtn Dew. :D Oh, the abuse! Every once in a great while, I'll get an involuntary twitch in my arm when I walk past a can of Mtn Dew Throwback at the store, but I just keep walking ...

P.S. And who really ever knew just what exactly was in the frankenfood known as "red sauce," or even wanted to know???
Posted by: Conor, Saturday, June 23, 2012, 10:24pm; Reply: 32
Quoted from Seraffa
Yeah don't let AC/DC hijack this thread . . .

Good one, I liked it. (cool)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Sunday, June 24, 2012, 1:53am; Reply: 33
Quoted from Conor

Wow, too funny, sounds like we had the same Taco Bell 'addiction' at one time. ;D Remember when they still included black olives in the burritos and enchiritos? And, "enchirito," seriously, what marketing genius came up with that portmanteau? Can't tell you how many times I was disdainfully chastised by the 2:00 a.m. drive-through monitor for saying enchilada instead of enchirito. ::)

So was it just Mtn Dew, or Mtn Dew MDX (I mean, come on, Mtn Dew with even more caffeine!)? Recall quite a few all-night cram sessions in college, as well as too many to count 24- to 48-hour straight coding sessions after, that were all catered by Mtn Dew. :D Oh, the abuse! Every once in a great while, I'll get an involuntary twitch in my arm when I walk past a can of Mtn Dew Throwback at the store, but I just keep walking ...
P.S. And who really ever knew just what exactly was in the frankenfood known as "red sauce," or even wanted to know???


Yes I miss the black olives. When I was in school the craming food was coffee with No Doz seasoning. I saw a girl spaz out during a college chemistry final from 2 much nodoz. A few of the less savory character liked "electric koolaid" or koolaid spiked with acid.
Posted by: grey rabbit, Sunday, June 24, 2012, 2:20am; Reply: 34
the Greek Balls ;D were delicious

NoDoz and coffee sounds like a great combo for a heart attack.
Posted by: Conor, Sunday, June 24, 2012, 4:03am; Reply: 35
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
When I was in school the craming food was coffee with No Doz seasoning. I saw a girl spaz out during a college chemistry final from 2 much nodoz. A few of the less savory character liked "electric koolaid" or koolaid spiked with acid.

I hate to admit this but, in college, we thought it was great fun on weekend nights to take a couple of maximum strength NoDoz (Vivarin worked in a pinch, but NoDoz had the wonderful minty flavor (dead)) and swallow them down by shotgunning a PBR. Woo-hoo, just what the world needs more of: wired and inebriated idiots. (goofy) Not.

Electric koolaid? ... shades of Timothy Leary. But how'd they even find their way to class drinking that stuff, much less take an exam?!? I remember one time this guy told me that he could hear colors. Um, okay ...

Quoted from grey rabbit
NoDoz and coffee sounds like a great combo for a heart attack.

I've heard that youth is wasted on the young. (think) Thankfully, my seanmhair prayed for me during that time of my life ... without ceasing. (pray)
Posted by: grey rabbit, Sunday, June 24, 2012, 1:05pm; Reply: 36
Quoted from Conor


I remember one time this guy told me that he could hear colors. Um, okay ...



This is possible if CN II and CN VIII get messed up.
Posted by: Conor, Sunday, June 24, 2012, 5:39pm; Reply: 37
Quoted from grey rabbit
This is possible if CN II and CN VIII get messed up.

I also notice that (CN VIII) the vestibulocochlear nerve contains "loco" as part of its name. :P ;)
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