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Kolokythokeftedes – Greek Zucchini and Feta Balls

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Love this by ARTANDKITCHEN! Grab the recipe now. :)

Originally posted on artandkitchen:

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The surprising warm sunny evening of the first spring days was perfect for this kind of meal: zucchini balls with their herbed smell, yogurt sauce, fresh tomatoes and homemade bread (thawed in the oven just before serving) and some Greek wine make us feel at least a little bit like in vacations on Crete. Perhaps a frugal but wonderful tasty dinner!

Note: I know that these zucchini balls are usually fried and served as fritters, but as I don’t like the oily smells in the kitchen, I prefer to bake them in the oven; this works pretty well and it is easier to have them ready at once when you need them.

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Kalo Pasxa- Happy Greek Easter!

Wow it has been a while since I have been here. How is everyone doing out there?? I sure miss blogging, and I must say I have about 10 recipes I  need to share soon.

WHAT IS NEW WITH KOUZOUNAS KITCHEN?

I am now working three farmers market booths and expanding the Kouzounas Kitchen menu, and things are slowly looking up. You can now find us at the markets below.

  • Wednesday- Fair Oaks Farmers Market: 3:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Saturday- MidTown Farmers Market: 8:00am- 1:00pm
  • Sunday- Land Park Farmers Market: 9:00am-1:00pm

You can follow us on Facebook and stay tuned in with our weekely menu for the markets at the link below. :)

https://www.facebook.com/KouzounasKitchen

We now carry our organic spices and teas at a new store in Lotus, CA. Check out their official FB page below, and I included a photo of our products here.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Tick-Handmade-Market/1606813949557796

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Happy Greek Easter! Kalo Pasxa.

For those who are celebrating today, what was your favorite food that you had today? We had a very quiet Easter, but I made Greek style potatoes, Chicken Souvlaki, Wild Rice, Salad, and more.

I hope you and your family enjoyed Greek Easter!

Did you know I started my very own food group on Facebook called Foodify? Please check it out at the link below and give us a shout out if you like the recipes. What is super unique about our group is the fact that we are a group of about 180 members who are from around the world. We are all passionate food bloggers, chefs, and home cooks, who share unique recipes.

https://www.facebook.com/foodifyculinaryworld

***Check out this recipe here from one of our Foodify members!!

http://www.platterjoy.com/halloumi-vegetable-souvlaki-delight-panayiotis/

Halloumi & Vegetable Souvlaki By CyTasty. I love that two of our food bloggers collaborated and shared each others recipes. Great job to Platter Joy & CyTasty.

Have a beautiful evening!! Thank you for stopping by Kouzounas Kitchen!

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Avocado, Wild Garlic and Pistachio Pesto

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Wonderful recipe by one of my fellow Foodify food bloggers. :)

Originally posted on artandkitchen:

Avocado, Wild Garlic and Pistachio Pesto

I remember the first time I tried avocado: a shop assistant of a supermarket welcomed the clients with a tray full of pieces of beautiful green plain avocado prepared with toothpicks. Well, I did not find them really tasty and texture not really “special”.

Only a few years later, while travelling, I discovered how good avocados are transformed into guacamole and other sauces.

For this recipe I decided to blend together green ingredients and create a new pesto and try to take an almost monochromatic photo without forgetting the main purpose of the recipe: good food!

The main green ingredients are avocado, wild garlic and pistachio, but in this recipe we have more green ones because I also added olive oil, green chili, green peppercorns and lime zest.

I allowed only two exceptions, two white ingredients which don’t affect the color, but will enhance it by the taste, structure and…

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Shamrock Shake Recipe

Featured Recipe Tuesday

Hello Hello to all you beautiful people out there. As you all know I have been quite the busy bee the past few months, and I must apologize for my absence. I have some news that I will be sharing with all you Kouzounas Kitchen readers out there shortly. (Some very exciting news!!)

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Featured Recipe Thursday

Do you guys remember Featured Recipe Thursday?? I decided to bring it back but only this time I will choose 1 recipe per week to feature. This week we are featuring a foodie who loves healthy shakes. Shweta reached out to me through email and submitted her lovely shamrock shake to me. Please check it out below, and try out the shake and let me know what you think. :)

arrowFor those who would like to submit their yummy and delicious recipes.. Please send us an email kouzounaslive@gmail.com with the following info.

  • Name/ Recipe Name
  • Recipe Photo
  • Blog Link
  • You’re Favorite Cuisine

Shamrock Shake Recipe

Ice cream, sugar, milk, and mint – the traditional version of this exceptionally creamy shake would never in a million years fly as a healthy smoothie … but that’s not to say that we can’t make a version that does! Meet the Shamrock Protein Shake: a reinvented superfood version of the classic that’s sugar-free, protein-rich, and the kind of treat you can enjoy all year! If you’re a fan of mint ice cream, you’re pretty much guaranteed a mild freak out over this exceptional treat of a blend.

Shamrock Protein Shake

Serves 2

1/3 cup cashews
3 large medjool dates, pitted
2 tablespoons lucuma powder
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup your favorite vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, packed
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
big pinch sea salt
2 cups ice
liquid stevia, to taste
liquid chlorophyll, for color (optional)

Blend all the ingredients — except the ice, stevia, and chlorophyll — together until smooth and creamy. Add the ice and blend until frosty. Taste for sweetness and add stevia (or preferred sweetener) to boost the flavor to taste fully dessert-like, and blend once more. If using, blend in a dropper-full of chlorophyll to enhance green color. Enjoy immediately.

Please check out the official site for this recipe at>>> http://www.foodwebs.in/2015/03/delicious-skinny-shamrock-shake-recipe.html

Great Snacking with Veg Pizza McPuff

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Veg Pizza McPuffs Recipe By Cookingwidjoy!!

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I have always fallen back on typical Indian snacks like samosa, kachori, chat, fritters etc., when I wanted the taste and had the time to prepare. Around a month back on one evening when the London weather suddenly turned rainy, it made me crave for some new snack. I wanted a snack which was spicy, tangy but not the regular Indian snacks. The curiosity in me arose and, then came to my mind –  McDonald’s Veg Pizza McPuff.

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Two Lovely Recipes By CyTasty!!

How about some yummmy keftedes to start your weekend off right??!!

Check out CyTasty’s recipe below. 

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http://www.cytasty.com/recipe/keftedes-original-recipe-cyprus/

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**When we combine two food bloggers from different parts of the world, this is what you get. :) You get an amazing recipe!!

Grab Your Recipe:

http://www.cytasty.com/recipe/salmon-fillets-using-kouzounas-organic-mediterranean-seafood-rub/

“Let Your Taste Buds Say OPA.”

Check out our online shop here >>>

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The Kitchen Knife Guide By FIX

Hello Kouzounas Kitchen readers! This post goes out to those chefs/ home cooks/ and any foodie out there who has questions about kitchen knives and which ones to use while making your favorite recipe. Check out this super awesome guide below which will help you learn about your knives in the kitchen. (Or even learning what knife set to purchase next.) Let me know what you think of this guide and thank you to FIX for sharing this rad article.

Ohhh my favorite knife… The Santoku knife. LEARN MORE ABOUT IT BELOW. :)


Source: Fix.com
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