Monthly Archives: March 2016

Mushroom, Kalamata Olive and Feta Stuffed Phyllo with Whipped Feta Dip


I don’t know about you guys, but I could eat Greek food almost every day and not get tired of it. The flavors are right up my alley:  lemon, garlic, oregano, etc.   I think I was about 13 years old the first time I ever had a gyro and discovered what would be a life long love affair with Greek food.

Growing up in a small town, we didn’t really have many places to “hang out” and the mall was the spot where we gathered.  Specifically, The Food Court.  It had the obligatory salad place, pizza chain, Chinese take-out, etc… But one day, a Greek restaurant went in.  
Color Me Intrigued.  I wanted to try it, but I was skeptical because he never had any customers.
I figured it had to be questionable if there wasn’t a line around the corner.  Still, I would give it the once over pretty much everyday.   I would smile and nod politely as I made my way to the predictable pizza place.  Even as a kid, I was fairly open to new things and I remember walking past it repeatedly, as if I was casing the joint, trying to decide if I wanted to give it a go.

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Quinoa with Pistachios, Lemon and Mint

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Winter is on it’s way out, Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to change up the menu, moving from hearty stews and roasts to lighter fare and my clients are no exception.  Although we live in a warm climate year-round,  when the temperatures start climbing, no one wants a pot roast.  

In this installment of #Client Food Fridays, we will put together this quinoa salad in about 20 minutes!  How’s that for quick? Did it mention it’s delicious & healthy too?  Winner!

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Veggie Cakes

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Cooking for people who don’t particularly care for vegetables can present a challenge.  Do you know anyone like this?   I have a number of clients are who aren’t huge fans of vegetables, so I have to think of ways to make them appealing.  You could pull a tomato off of the vine and hand it to me with dirt on it and I’d eat it without protesting,  but I love vegetables…     Continue reading

Teaching Tuesdays

I’ve started a new series on the Facebook page called “Teaching Tuesdays”.   Below is the post from this Tuesday…   Follow and Like the Pook’s Pantry page on Facebook to get all the tips and answers to everything (kitchen-related…  I can’t really help on the Big Questions in Life) that you’ve always wanted to know!

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