yesterday started out in frustration and stress. a general feeling of overwhelmedness. is that a word?
so when Sam asked "what's for lunch?" I was not really in the mood. Being frdgeless for the last 15 wks has definitely cramped my life. I am bored to death with brown rice, potatoes, pastas even if the are whole grain. I just couldnt take another sandwich as well.
So out of the recipe files came Middle Eastern Pizzas. I havent made these in about 10 years. When Rupesh and Ashish would come over several nights a week we were curried out and I threw these things together.
The great thing about these, okay maybe it is the great thing about my kids, EVERYONE eats these! some eat it like pizza and some like a pita pocket sandwich, but they all eat it.
Note Tali's Don't bother me, I am eating face
Zemeira wouldnt even look up as she ate
Middle Eastern Pizzas
Pita Bread in a pinch, if you have the time a big yummy home made foccacia bread
grape tomatoes- quartered
Balsamic vinegar and pomegranate vinegar
red and yellow sweet peppers
Tahini in a can
Plain nonfat yogurt
1st take the quartered tomatoes and cover them with a blend of the vinegars, set aside to marinate.
slice the peppers and place them and olives in dishes for garnishing
Take the yogurt and tahini and place in a food processor, with the juice of one lemon and a lil salt (to taste) blend into a nice smooth sauce.
warm pitas in the oven, or use the fresh warm foccacia, spread tahini sauce on top.
because everyone likes things a bit different, AND Zemeira is allergic to tomatoes, we keep it all separate and top them as they like. dolmas on the side just because you can always eat dolmas.