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Mediterranean cuisine, anyone?

Since I love mediterranean food and don’t have a meal plan through the school this year, it was only a matter of time until I decided to tackle a greek-inspired meal myself.  Photos and a recipe after the jump!

First, my snack.  Sure, it’s very simple, but I did get the bread and jam at a great price.  The bread was day old, half price from the local gourmet market, A Southern Season, and the preserves were bought from the Carrborro Farmers’ Market.  They’re both local Chapel Hill attractions, so if you’re in the area…

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And now… dinner!

First, an appetizer!  Diagonally sliced cucumbers (also from the market) and fire roasted red pepper hummus.  I think I’d get a lighter hummus next time, but Harry preferred the spicy.

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This dish was fantastically simple too.  If you’ve ever cooked rice in a pot on the stove, you too can make instant couscous!  I bought Marakesh brand from Harris Teeter, and would definitely recommend it.  All of the pasta and seasonings came together, so I didn’t have to buy my own spices.

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And here’s the fun part!  I looked up a few recipes for greek chicken and kept what I liked.  It’s very lemony and tender, even without any marinating.

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Recipe: Greek Lemon Chicken

– chicken breasts (I believe this was 2lbs)

– 1/2 cup lemon juice

– 1.5 tsp salt

– 1/4 tsp pepper

– 1 clove garlic or 1 tbsp garlic powder (I used powder since Harry already had some)

– 2 tbsp olive oil

– oregano (there’s no such thing as too much oregano)

Directions

– preheat oven to 375 degrees Faren.

– lay breasts on covered baking pan

– mix seasonings and lemon juice together and pour over chicken

– roll chicken in sauce and rub, sprinkle with more oregano

–  bake chicken for 45 minutes and you’re done!

I know that was horribly long, but I hope you enjoyed it!

Much love,

– Cristy

Currently Watching: Dinner: Impossible

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