June 6, 2010

Gone Greek

Last night I cooked dinner with the guy from this post. I had been craving Greek/Mediterranean food for no reason in particular, so I knew that I needed something inspired by my craving for our menu. Everything turned out really well and definitely hit the spot.

First was homemade hummus and super delicious pita. I don't have the hummus recipe because he made it, but it was a pretty basic hummus. This is my first time having it homemade and it's SO much better. I'm going out and buying a tub of tahini just so I can make it at home from now on. The pita is from a farmer's market and is super soft and unlike any other pita I've had. I'm just thankful I got to take some some leftovers!

We also prepared seitan and vegetable skewers. Once again, there isn't a great recipe for this because I mostly just winged it. I marinated uniform chunks of zucchini, eggplant, crimini mushrooms, and seitan cubes in (approx):

- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- Juice and zest of 1 lemon
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 shallots
- Handful of parsley
- A couple tbsp fresh oregano
- S&P
- Pinch red pepper flake

Then popped them in a 375 oven for about 20 minutes. I drizzled the skewers with some of the leftover marinade when they were done cooking. We both liked it more vinegar based than oil based, but feel free to adjust it to your liking.

However, my personal favorite of the meal was:

A beautiful martini glass full of kalamata olives - one of my new loves.

I definitely dipped into the leftover pita and hummus (and finished the olives) for dinner tonight. Must get tahini!


  1. olive!!! i love that you put them in a martini glass to eat! so cute. i don't think i've ever had kalamatas actually. hmmm need to try.

  2. No better way to eat an olive! Unless of course there was a martini IN the glass as well. You should try them, they're rich and salty.