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Portobello Gyros with Grooves out of Greece

Garnished With Grooves

Portobello Gyros with Grooves out of GreeceGyro’s are one of our favorite foods. Whether it’s a much needed pre-shop meal at the West Side Market, a casual dinner, or a post-party late night fourth meal, they very rarely disappoint.

This delicious and relatively healthy veggie version is pretty easy to whip up and can be enjoyed by carnivores and herbivores alike. One of Southside’s old, but hopefully eventually returning, menu items inspired me to make these.

I don’t remember exactly what was on it beyond it being a scrumptious gyro with portobellos instead of lamb or chicken. If you’re a lover of garlicy gyros and mushrooms, this is a great dish for you. I will warn you though:  major garlic breath is an unavoidable result of eating them.

The Grooves

Since I don’t know a ton about the current music scene in Greece, I decided to do a little research. There are a handful of…

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Moong Dal Bhajiya

thali veggie

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAi bought this in a restaurant

bean rice salad

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Consent: Not Actually That Complicated

rockstar dinosaur pirate princess

A short one today as my life is currently very complicated and conspiring against my preference to spend all of my days working out what to blog. But do you know what isn’t complicated?


It’s been much discussed recently; what with college campuses bringing in Affirmative Consent rules, and with the film of the book that managed to make lack of consent look sexy raking it in at the box office. You may not know this, but in the UK we more or less have something similar to ‘affirmative consent’ already. It’s how Ched Evans was convicted while his co-defendant was not – and is along the lines of whether the defendant had a reasonable belief that the alleged victim consented. From the court documents it appears that while the jury felt that it was reasonable to believe that the victim had consented to intercourse with the co-defendant, it…

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salade betterave

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAmon cousin David  a fait cette salade de betterave

Salsa Trio

Green Eyes

With salsa and chips, life is complete. You can quote me on that.

So today I bring you recipes for three salsas. You’re welcome. 😉

salsa trio LEFT: Tomatillo-Corn Salsa MIDDLE: Roasted Tomato Salsa with Cumin RIGHT: Grilled Poblano Salsa

Keep in mind that each of these recipes can be adapted to your spice palate.

Ingredients for Tomatillo-Corn Salsa:




Oregano, fresh

Corn, fresh off cob

1. Peel and rinse tomatillos then add to a vegetable grill tray with jalapeno and grill until charred and blistered.

grilled tomatillo

2. Dice onion and garlic and sautee with vinegar and fresh oregano.

3. Add sauteed items to grilled items and blend until combined.

tomatillo salsa

4. Add fresh corn from cob to the salsa.

5. Season to taste. Crumbled feta is a nice addition to this

Ingredients for Roasted Tomato Salsa :


Yellow Pepper


Hot Pepper





1. Add…

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