Servings: makes 4 servings


Plain Greek yoghurt
Crushed garlic
Drizzle of olive oil
Splash of lemon juice

Mix together and refrigerate.   Sauce will develop flavor, so making this a day in advance makes it extra delicious.


2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lemon, juice and zest
1 tablespoon yogurt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces

1 red onion, cut into pieces that will stay on a skewer.

4 pieces of pita bread
Red leaf lettuce
Sliced tomato
Crumbled Feta cheese

Mix lemon juice/zest, yogurt, oil, seasonings together in a sealable container along with the chicken; marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes to overnight.

Skewer the chicken pieces and onion, grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-4 minutes per side.

Warm the pita bread.  Assemble sandwiches – tzaziki sauce on the bread, lettuce, chicken, onions, tomato, feta cheese – and enjoy!


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Chocolate Pudding!

2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
Whipped cream (optional)
Toasted almonds, walnuts or pecans (optional)


Combine first 4 ingredients, sugar, cornstarch, cocoa and salt in a medium saucepan. Combine milk and slightly beaten egg yolks; mix into dry ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. When mixture comes to a boil, cook one more minute, continuing to stir constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and unsweetened chocolate

Pour into 4 individual serving dishes. Serve warm or chilled; top with whipped cream and nuts, if desired. Place plastic wrap directly onto top surface of pudding to prevent skin from forming while it cools.

Serves 4. To make enough for only two (but, really, why would you want to?) simply halve the stated amounts.

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