Home Friday Menu Full Of Healthy Vegetables! November 22, 2013 Hello Friday!! What is cooking tonight everyone?? If you are looking for a fantastic menu to cook for this weekend then this Friday Menu is for you. 🙂 ~Friday Menu~ Appetizer: Lemon Salad Recipe Ingredients: 2 lemons 1/2 cup of quinoa 1 cup of red bell pepper- sliced 1/4 cup of raisins 1/4 cup of red onion- diced 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 teaspoons of honey or agave nectar 1 avocado- diced 1 1/2 cups of mixed European greens Directions: Place the lemons in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring water to a boil and reduce the heat to medium. ( Simmer for about 30 minutes.) Drain the water, and cool the lemons. Cook the quinoa according to packaged directions. Remove the quinoa from the heat, and add in the bell peppers, and raisins over the top of the quinoa. Cover the top of the lid, and let sit for about 4 minutes. Transfer the quinoa to a large bowl and set aside. Cut the lemons in half, and scoop out the pulp and any other segments. Cut the lemon skins into strips, and slice into little diamonds. Add the lemon to to the onion, oil, honey, and 1 tablespoon of water. Stir the lemon mixture and avocados into the quinoa mixture. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Add in the European greens. Main:Pasta With Chickpeas Recipe Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil 1 onion- chopped 1 bunch of basil- chopped 2 cloves of garlic- minced 3 Roma tomatoes- seeded and chopped 1 can of chickpeas- rinsed and drained 4 cups of vegetable broth 1/2 cup of tubetti 1/4 teaspoon of white wine sea salt & ground pepper 1/4 cup of fresh Parmesan cheese parsley for the topping Directions: In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add in the onion, basil, and saute for about 7 minutes until softened. Add in the garlic, and saute for about 30 seconds or so. Add in the tomatoes, and season with sea salt. Saute the tomatoes for about 5 minutes. Add in chickpeas and mash with a potato masher to thicken the soup. Add in the broth and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for about 1 minute. Season with ground pepper and salt. Garnish each soup with Parmesan cheese. Dessert: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe Ingredients: 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 3 ounces white chocolate, chopped 1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well Directions: Put the semisweet and white chocolates into 2 separate heatproof medium bowls. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.) Once the chocolates are melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle the white chocolate over the dipped strawberries. Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes. Kali Orexi! 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You May Also Like Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup October 23, 2018 Back To My Roots Cookbook Giveaway Winner January 17, 2016 Valentine’s Day Vegetarian Pizza February 6, 2018 20 Comments foodbod November 22, 2013 at 10:29 pm Reply I’ll be bookmarking this page, thank you ☺️ Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen November 22, 2013 at 10:41 pm Reply Hi, Thank you as well for checking out my recipes. 🙂 Have a lovely evening. Loading... foodbod November 22, 2013 at 10:44 pm Your recipes look fab, all of them, thank YOU for sharing them!! Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen November 22, 2013 at 10:51 pm Thank you very much. I too enjoyed your blog, and love your pictures and recipes. Thanks for stopping by, and thank you for following. I will enjoy following your blog. Happy Friday. Loading... foodbod November 22, 2013 at 10:52 pm Thank you 😀 it’s happy Saturday where I am 😉 have a good one! Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen November 22, 2013 at 10:58 pm Ohh, where about do you live? I am in California, but use to the time differences, hence my boyfriend and I lived in Greece before. 🙂 Loading... foodbod November 22, 2013 at 10:59 pm I’m in the UK 🌸 it’s early Saturday morning here Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen November 22, 2013 at 11:00 pm Oh yes, I was going to guess UK. 🙂 I have many friends who live out there, and I would love to visit again soon. 🙂 Loading... foodbod November 22, 2013 at 11:03 pm I’ve never been anywhere but NY in your direction, I can’t imagine where you are!! I’m in a typically English leafy green village 🍁🍃🍂 Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen November 22, 2013 at 11:13 pm Ohh really. I have never been to NYC. My boyfriend is originally from NYC, and he moved to Greece then came here 2 yrs ago. 🙂 I love villages, and my dad is practically from a small village in Greece. 🙂 Loading... foodbod November 22, 2013 at 11:16 pm Cool! Such diversity! ☺️ Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen November 23, 2013 at 5:16 pm 🙂 Yes. 🙂 Loading... foodbod November 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm Oh wow, how cool! Do you go back very often? Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen November 23, 2013 at 5:17 pm I try to go back every year but I haven’t been since 2012. Loading... foodbod November 23, 2013 at 10:22 pm I bet you miss it? Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen November 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm I do really miss it. Loading... foodbod November 26, 2013 at 10:17 pm 😕 x Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen November 22, 2013 at 10:45 pm Reply You are very welcome. 🙂 Loading... Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward November 22, 2013 at 10:30 pm Reply Oh, dear. Krystina, I am on my way to CA from NM and expecting this EXACT menu for my Friday dinner. I suppose I could make it on Saturday… 😉 You really are the most amazing recipe developer. I don’t even need a photo to know that: I. Must. Eat. This. Now. Keep it up! You are doing amazingly. xx Shanna Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen November 22, 2013 at 10:44 pm Reply Awww thanks Shanna. You are one of the WordPress friends who keeps me motivated to keep going with my blog. Thank you for your kind words. I am sorry I didn’t post a picture this time, as I am going crazy trying to prepare baklava, and getting a event together for tomorrow. 🙂 Have a lovely evening. Yes, please try these recipes. Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.