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Recipe: Classic Greek Salad with Steak

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Who doesn’t love a Greek salad? No one, that’s who. I personally like mine without lettuce, a simpler salad that lets the veggies shine (and the traditional salad is without lettuce also, so it’s more accurate). Thanks to Food Network for inspiring the dressing, but you can really use any dressing you choose (or just a simple oil and vinegar). You can also change up the protein to a healthier one, or none at all and use the salad as a starter for dinner. I used steak cause, well, I love steak. There’s no right way to have this salad, though. I just love Greek salads so much I had to share.

Ingredients
1 cucumber [$2]
3 tomatoes [$3]
1 small jar Kalamata olives (the most expensive on this list) [$6]
1 small package feta cheese [$3]
1 small red onion [$1]
1 lemon [.50 cents]
Fresh oregano [$2]
1 small package steak [$4]
Honey, olive oil, and red wine vinegar ( I had these on hand but they’ll run about $7 for everything, depending on how big of bottles you get)

Directions
Thinly slice the red onion and place in a bowl with ice and salt water. This will get rid of some of the onions aggressive bite.
Whisk 1/4 each cup vinegar and olive oil with a few teaspoons honey, fresh chopped oregano, and the zest and juice of the lemon in a bowl.
Chop the veggies and crumble the feta and place in the bowl. Add the red onion. Mix very well.
Heat a small pan over medium heat. Rub the steak with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and sear until medium rare (about 3 or 4 minutes per side). Let rest and slice meat and place on the salad.
It’s that simple.

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Enjoy!
-L

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Cheap Eats: Hummus Sandwich @ Cafenation

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IMG_2448I love a good sandwich, guys.  Who doesn’t? Honestly, how could you not? Delicious fillings between bread with the perfect spread (look at me rhyme) is always a good idea for lunch, and I’ve found another one worth talking about.

On days I go to yoga I like to come home and eat something healthy, otherwise I’ll feel like it was all for nothing  (why do yoga if I’m just gonna shove down a meatball sub after?).  I like to have a yummy veggie sandwich (easier said than done, folks), and my favorite right now is the Hummus Avocado sandwich at Cafenation, a great coffee shop near my home in Brighton. They have a whole mess of sandwiches, and a green tea latte that is literally in my dreams if I don’t have it often enough, but I just love their vegetarian one. Juicy tomatoes, lettuce, onion, cucumber, avocado and hummus spreads, and cilantro all come together on foccacia (my favorite option,but there are others like wheat and ciabatta) bread into a creamy and crunchy lunch.

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I haven’t even mentioned one of my favorite parts: The sandwich comes with a side salad and some of their homemade dressing.  This stuff is incredible.  What do they put in it? I know there’s honey and balsamic but I have not been able to replicate it.  I’m hopelessly in love with this dressing.

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Hello, lover

This sandwich is only $9, meaning this kind of love won’t break the bank.  Why not try it and feel (somewhat) healthy once in a while? It’s the kind of healthy that is also filling and also delicious, so there really is no downside here.

Cafenation

380 Washington Street

617.783.4514

-L