New Announcement!!

Happy Happy Sunday! I must say these past two weeks have been filled with lots of baking and cooking. I mentioned in one of my prior posts that I will be announcing some news!! Well it is time to reveal some good news.

We will officially have our OWN booth at the Land Park Farmers Market November 23. !

Come check us out at the grand opening day November 23 -9 am to 1- pm PST. For the first 30 people who come by our booth will receive a free baklava on us!! Invite your family and friends to come out and enjoy a nice Sunday in the park.

Located in Land Park at the corner of Sutterville Rd. and Freeport Blvd.

Very happy to share this news with you all and excited to show case our pastries and appetizers. I am sharing a sample menu with you all below. Let me know your thoughts on our menu.. Don’t see an item you want for the holidays, simply share with us your thoughts and shoot us a comment or email. kouzounaslive@gmail.com

***Enjoy fresh baked Greek pastries & appetizers by Pastry Chef Krystina @ Kouzounas Kitchen

 

Sample Menu:

  • Chocolate Covered Coconut Macaroons
  • Traditional Greek Baklava
  • Greek Cookies (Kourambiedes) (Traditional, Peppermint, or Chocolate.)
  • Gourmet Cheese & Herb Sticks
  • Fresh Variety Of Spices
  • Lavender Shortbread Cookies
  • (Lavender comes from Friends Of The Earth Lavender)
  • Koulourakia (Greek Vanilla & Ouzo Cookies)
  • Spiced Brownies
  • Mini Pecan Pies

 

~Let Your Taste Buds Say OPA!!!~

In other News:

Very excited to announce that Global Food Book and I have combined a NEW podcast channel for you all to listen to. We have featured some great foodies including: The Greek Vegan, The Congelato Guys, The Gluten Free Gal, and much more. If you are interested in being a part of our podcast, simply email me at kouzounaslive@gmail.com.

Please check us out, listen to our first three pod casts on health & food channel. Subscribe if you love our channel.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/health-food-bloggers-podcast/id934589379

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**I would like to thank everyone who came out to Cork It Again  and supporting my friends wine store along with Kouzounas Kitchen and our food. We had some returning customers and one that I would like to give a shout out to: ESTELLE!! Thank you for supporting us and I sure hope to see you at the grand opening farmers market.

THANK YOU!!

Enjoy Thanksgiving with Healthy Turkey Mushroom Burgers

Kouzounas Kitchen:

Check out this wonderful recipe by Food 4 Your Mood! Perfect for your Thanksgiving meal!! :)

Originally posted on Food 4 Your Mood:

The turk turk festival is here, yes Thanksgiving with grand Thanksgiving recipes. I would love to spend minimum time in the kitchen on that auspicious occasion. My sister and her hubby will be here along with the kids. So I thought of preparing a quick and easy recipe, that is healthy too. Kids are gonna love it. This is called Healthy Turkey Mushroom Burgers. The best part is that you can include the veggies of your choice and low fat cheese if you are a fitness freak.

Turkey & Mushroom Burger

Turkey & Mushroom Burger

I love the recipes that are tasty as well as healthy. Low-sodium cheese will help you in finding among healthier cheese and that is what I opt for. Turkey breast is a good choice for a healthy diet. It is an excellent low fat and high protein food. This white and lean meat also helps in reducing cholesterol…

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Greek Foodistas Continue….

I am so happy to feature another one of my favorite bloggers who comes all the way from Athens, Greece. Meet Eleni and please welcome her food blog,  My Easy Gourmet. Explore her beautiful recipes, and photography at the link below.

http://www.myeasygourmet.net 

I had the chance to share two fabulous recipes from My Easy Gourmet. How about you try these fabulous mezes next time you are in charge of a party. :) Easy recipes that are super elegant, and tasty.

Prosciutto Rolls By My Easy Gourmet 

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of prosciutto
  • Parmesan flakes
  • Rocket leaves
  • Pine nuts
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil and Truffle oil

Directions

  1. Place 5-6 roquette leaves, 2-3 parmesan flakes, 5-6 pine nuts and some pepper on each slice of prosciutto.
  2. Carefully roll the prosciutto.
  3. Mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil with some drops of truffle oil, depending on how strong you wish the truffle oil taste to be.
  4. Pour the oil over the rolls to your liking.

Prosciutto rolls

And there’s more from Eleni!! Grapes and Feta Crostini…. YES!

Grapes and Feta Crostini By My Easy Gourmet

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of bread, french baguette
  • handful of grapes
  • for the feta spread see here
  • olive oil
  • black sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven, air 170°C.
  2. Cut the bread in slices diagonally, 1 to 2 cm thick.
  3. Brush the top of each slice with olive oil.
  4. Cover each slice with the cheese spread.
  5. Place them on a baking sheet covered tray and let them bake for about 5 minutes.
  6. Top the crostini with grapes and garnish with sesame seeds.

Grapes and Feta Crostini

Grapes and Feta Crostini

Thank you for stopping by and sharing the love for our Greek Foodistas! Thank you so very much to Natalia at The Greek Glutton & Eleni at My Easy Gourmet for sharing their fabulous one of a kind recipes. Please make sure you show them some love, by simply checking out their food blogs at the links below.

http://www.thegreekglutton.com

http://www.myeasygourmet.net

~Kali Orexi~

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Greek Foodista Day!

Time to spread the love of Greek food from my fellow foodistas. Meet Natalia. She blogs over at The Greek Glutton which has amazing mouth watering recipes. I must say every time I take a look at her recipes, my mouth is saying feed me! lol

All day today I will be sharing a few of my favorite Greek foodistas and to start will be THE GREEK GLUTTON. 

http://www.thegreekglutton.com/chicken-souvlaki-skewers-with-tzatziki-yogurt-sauce/

Chicken Souvlaki Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce By The Greek Glutton

Prep time
30 mins
Cook time
15 mins
Total time
45 mins
Serves: 4 skewers
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, shopped
  • Juice from half a lemon (save the other half for pouring over the cooked chicken)
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 skewers
  • Wax or parchment paper
  • Tzatziki
Directions
  1. Soak your skewers in water. This prevents them from burning (or worse, setting on fire!) and changing the taste of your chicken
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces. Try to make them all similar sizes
  3. In a bowl, mix the chicken with the olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper
  4. Place in the fridge and let marinate for 1 hour
  5. In the meantime, make your tzatziki and also place it in the fridge to “marinate”. This is really important because for some reason the sauce really changes taste the more you let the flavors work together, and it tastes way better the longer you let it sit.
  6. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees
  7. Place your chicken on the skewers and place them a the wax/parchment lined cookie sheet
  8. Cook for about 8 minutes on each side
  9. Serve with a side of Greek salad

**Now its time to celebrate this dish with another that will be coming up in the next few hours. Stay tuned in for my next featured Greek foodie: Elena My Easy Gourmet food blog.

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Have a beautiful day and I have some great news to share on Kouzounas Kitchen coming up!!

KALI OREXI

Featured Recipe Thursday: WINNER IS……

Thank you so much for the votes and Featured Recipe Thursday WINNER is:

Nidhi Ragdav: Banana Smoothie Recipe

Great job to everyone who submitted their recipes. Please check out Platter Joy and give some love to Nidhi.

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***We are always looking to feature new home cooks and chefs. Have a recipe that you would like to share? Feel free to send to us at kouzounaslive@gmail.com.

( We are open to any recipe for the month of November.)

At the end of each month, recipes will go into our Featured Recipe voting, and the best recipe chosen by our fans will be featured on our blog. Every so often, we do like to throw in a prize for the winner. Last month we gave away our new spices. We might be giving away another spice pack in December?! :) Stay tuned, and please share your recipes with us.

~THANK YOU~

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Pumpkin Contest

Happy Tuesday to you all!  What are your cooking plans today?  I am actually making a new gourmet nut bar which will have an array of nuts,  Greek yogurt as the base,  blueberries,  and more.  What do you think??

We need your help!!
My boyfriend entered his pumpkin in a Contest online and he is in second place now.  If you could be so kind to vote for his pumpkin,  simply click on the link below and it will direct you to his pumpkin photo.  We call it the pumpkin killer. :) 
  https://m.facebook.com/slickdeals/photos/a.10152452905731935.1073741830.130966211934/10152452906546935/?type=3&theater
Thank you very much!!  You can only vote once but feel free to share the photo on your Facebook if you like.  Voting ends November 6.

Let’s move the pumpkin killer up to 1st place.  You guys rock and thank you!!

Planning A Trip To Greece…..

If you haven’t been to Greece, one of the top things you must do is try our cuisine!! I must say our food is fresh, and if you dine at the right spots, I am sure you will enjoy the mouth watering food. Many chefs in Greece put in the love and passion for their food, and you can taste the passion they have for it. I had the chance to learn how to make Spanish food in Skiathos, and man can I tell you a good paella takes time and effort, but oh how the flavors dance in your mouth, if you get the dish right. :)

I came across this beautiful website that talks about the top 20 foods you must try in Greece. Take a look and let me know if you have tried any of these, and if so, where did you dine, and please give a shout out to the wonderful chefs.

http://travelwithbender.com/travel-blog/greece/top-20-foods-you-must-eat-in-greece

Can I say my top three favorites are: Spanakopita, Tiropites, and Revithokeftedes. You know now that I think of it, I like the whole list of items they said!! Maybe its time I go back to Greece and enjoy these wonderful mezes. :)

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