Category Archives: Savory

48: Greek Burgers w/ Homemade Pita Bread & Tzatziki Sauce


Of all the bread recipes I’ve ever made, Pita Bread has the be the easiest. Sure, you have to roll it out, let is rest for 5 minutes, and then flop it onto a cake-rack (I used a clean BBQ’s rack). This recipe makes 5, 6-7″ pita and you only use half of one for each burger. We’re making hummus next so we can wipe the rest out. You can freeze them, but they’re usually last about a week in the fridge.

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47: Baked Kale Chips, or, “Holy crap I just ate 2 bunches of kale and LIKED it!”


Ahh, Kale. It’s such a love-hate relationship. I’ve always been romanced into making a kale salad by virtue of it’s sheer beefy-ness when it came to how healthy and fiber-rich it is…only to be disappointed halfway through because it’s just too bitter for me.

Then this recipe came along. It magically transforms shreds of kale into thin, crispy, and tasty pieces of healthy goodness. The flavor is similar to roasted pumpkin seeds. Don’t be surprised if you end up mowing through a whole bunch. I know we destroyed 2 whole bunches in less than 10 minutes.

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Recipe 44: Pepperoni Calzones


A different take on pizza. Same ingredients, but this time wrapped in an aromatic and chewy envelope. Calzones are a pretty close precursor to the infamous Hot Pocket, but lack the power to make you want to save them for a hangover craving.

A basic pizza dough recipe follows, which can also be used to make focaccia if you feel like something different. :)

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Recipe 42: Homemade Salad Dressing & Marinade


I found this recipe when I was too lazy to go to the store to get a dressing for a Chinese Chicken salad idea I was craving.

Free of any preservatives and chemical additives, this dressing also doubles as a killer marinade for chicken. Add the ingredients to a jam jar, cap it, and shake it up before use and you’ll never go back. :)

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Recipe 37: Homemade Cheez-its®


Oh man, ask anyone. I LOVE Cheez-its®. Seriously. I purposely do not buy them often because I can’t control myself around them. Luckily, I can get a little crafty and satisfy that craving now. This version is a nice buttery dough, it’s pliable, easy to shape, and tastes so close to the real thing, it’s scary. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did making them.

Cheers!

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Recipe 35: 5-Minute Hummus


Garnish with paprika, parsley, and a bit of olive oil...

Hummus is really easy. So easy that I now refuse to buy the preservative-laden store variety. It’s a basic “pile everything into a blender and BOOM, you’re done” type of recipe. We’re having a party tonight, so I figured it would make the perfect dip, and the ingredients are a cinch to keep on hand.

This is a double recipe  especially for those times when you’re entertaining. It makes about a quart (4 cups) of deliciousness. If you want less, just half it to scale back to only 1 can of garbanzo beans.

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