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Street Eatzz Detroit Greektown Seasoning

Street Eatzz Detroit Greektown Seasoning captures the wonderful flavor of our historic district on Monroe Avenue. Since 1920 Greektown has been filled with restaurants, coffee houses, boutiques, and bakeries.StreetEatzz Greektown Seasoning

Detroit Greektown Seasoning is available online.

Mix it with olive oil and vinegar for an authentic Greek salad dressing. It is delicious added to roasted Greek potatoes with lemon.

Detroit Greektown Seasoning

Use it with slow roasted leg of lamb, braised in garlic and lemon to create a luscious sauce. Have you tried my lamb burger with feta recipe? Mix it right into the ground lamb.

Detroit Greektown Seasoning

Add it to Greek style green beans with tomato and stew until the beans are meltingly tender.

Detroit Greektown Seasoning

You can find many dishes like the ones I just mentioned at the well-known restaurants along Monroe Avenue in Greektown including The Golden Fleece, New Parthenon, and Pegasus Taverna.

Oh! And don’t miss the parade down historic Monroe Avenue to celebrate Greek Independence Day held every year in the spring.
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Yianni’s weeknight dinners

Weeknight dinners home-cooked by my hubby are delicious, and I’ve been posting photos of them to my Instagram account. “Chef” Yianni dinner posts are a success with more engagement than any of my others. I’ve embedded some of the most popular ones here for you to see, if you’re not on Instagram. After a hard day’s work, this is what I come home to. I am a lucky gal. #nomnomnom

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Another week night dinner from Yianni. This time, lamb chops and brussel sprouts. #nomnomnom

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Roasted breast of chicken and sweet potatoes whipped into submission #chickendinner

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Shop with Your Heart

 

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The holidays are coming up fast, and we all will be doing a lot of grocery shopping and cooking. I want us to have a healthier and more humane holiday, so my wish this season is for you to “Shop With Your Heart”.

I try to love all God’s creatures. And, full disclosure, my diet does include meat. I also believe that animals that have a happy life taste better and are better for you. The ASPCA “Shop With Your Heart” initiative will help us recognize, locate and ask for meaningfully welfare-certified meat, eggs and dairy products as well as plant-based alternatives.

I’m sharing some of their online tools to help.
• A label guide that decodes what different labels mean and what to look for
• A list of food brands that tend to have higher welfare certifications
• Info on where to find higher-welfare products
• A list of farms that are welfare-certified
• A supermarket request card if your grocery store does not carry higher welfare products

You might be wondering, what are “meaningful” welfare certifications? A truly meaningful welfare certification has standards that are high enough to address animals’ physical, emotional and natural needs, as well as strong oversight in place to ensure participating farms are actually meeting those standards.

Is there is a puppy or kitten Christmas wish in your family’s scenario? Please consider adopting a pet. Our precious furry skeelákia, Stanley & Stella, are adopted. Stella was rescued from a puppy mill. Make adoption your first option!

Merry Christmas Stanley and Stella. Shop with your heart.

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BlogHerFood16 Wrap-Up

Better late than never, here’s my BlogHerFood16 Wrap-Up. All I can say is BlogHerFood16 in Austin Texas was amazing! Nah, I can say a lot more.
And I have lots of photos to share with you too.
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Upon check-in I received a canvas tote bag filled with lots of foodie swag and treats from quite a few of the sponsors: Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls, Heluva Good Dip, Lentils.CA,  American Dairy Association, American Egg Board, Enjoy Life Foods, National Confectioners Association, and RX Bar*(s).

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Breakfast was sponsored by Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls & Bread.

Now we’re talkin! #thetoastisgolden #BlogHerFood16

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During breakfast, Martin’s @potatorolls had a fun Instagram contest, with the hashtag #thetoastisgolden. It was a cute idea to have the instructions for the contest printed on the place mats.

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Of course, I had to take a ridiculous selfie donning a Martin’s baker hat. In case anyone should accuse me of being a stuffy, serious, food blogger.   🙄

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The conference was held at Austin’s downtown Hilton. The food was delicious and plentiful. There was almost TOO much food. Is that possible for a food bloggers conference?   😕

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BTW the future of BlogHerFood is safe and illustrated here… because BABIES!!! 😉

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My favorite speaker and break-out session was with Jane Ko, travel & restaurant expert, and blogger @  A Taste of Koko.

In the workshop, Jane shared her secrets about photography composition, styling, and maximizing natural light. She covered 3 main topics:

  • How to take better photos using the features and apps on your mobile phone
  • How to creatively style your photos
  • How to use apps made just for mobile to edit your photos

How generous of Jane to share all her Instagram tricks and tips. I’ve been using her techniques on my Instagram account since the workshop. They work. I’ve been getting more Followers and more engagement.

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Did you know that lentils grow in Canada?  Canadian Lentils, Lentils.CA, one of the conference sponsors, is a brand funded by Saskatchewan Pulse Growers. SPG is accountable to and funded by over 17,000 farmers in Saskatchewan. The organization’s mission is to nourish the world through profitable pulse production.

Pulses are a protein-packed, and earth-friendly food we know as beans, chickpeas, lentils and dry peas. So, eat lentils for your health and for social good. Lentils! Who knew?

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A bag of bars were waiting in my hotel room Friday afternoon. RX Bar*s have no gluten, no soy, no dairy, and no added sugar. Their main ingredients are dates, egg whites, almonds and cashews. I like the chocolate ones the best.

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Sometime you need a break from even the best of food blogger conferences. By the pool with Bloody Mary; need I say more?

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Across the street from the Hilton is the Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill. Moonshine’s craft cocktail, “The Waterloo,” made with Waterloo gin, cucumbers, and grapefruit juice was very enjoyable, but their hot pretzel sticks, with whipped pimento dip… OMG! (Who had 2 orders? 😛 )

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Did I mention Yianni came along on the trip? It was our first time in Austin.

Here he is at The Driskill, an historic hotel more than 100 years old. It was built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill. Fun fact: Former President Lyndon B. Johnson awaited news of his successful 1964 election as President of the United States from the mezzanine-level Jim Hogg room.

Heart Lanergan DriveGood times! Thank you BlogHerFood16! Heart Lanergan Drive