Homemade chicken gyros { recipe }

A lot of our meals when we have days off are always something comforting,  especially Greek food. We love hearty stews and soul warming soup. Another favorite are gyros.  Honestly, nothing is better than a gyro, off a street corner with French fries, ketchup & mustard! I don’t think that taste will ever go away, and the best of the best is obviously in Greece. I remember my first gyro, the day we arrived. Not only were we in the backyard with a huge feast with the family, but we also couldn’t sleep until we had gyros.
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These chicken gyros we recently made were so good This recipe includes how we prepared the chicken and taziki sauce { yogurt }! In addition, some sweet potato fries cause we had to do it right : ) <— I followed the recipe minus brown sugar!

Here’s our little version:

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Ingredients:
  • Juice from 4 lemons
  • 2-3 tbsp.olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced + divided
  • 1 tbsp.. fresh dill
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon  mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried oregano
  • Salt, pepper & { and other spices of choice for taste }
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1/2 cup cumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of yogurt { we used chobani  }
  • 2 slices of nann, or pita bread
    –> First, you’ll need to marinate your chicken
Directions:
  • Combine your lemon juice, olive oil & half of your garlic, oregano in a bowl, toss chicken in the mixture.
  • Mix the bag around so all of the chicken is coated and able to marinate.
  • Let it sit for one hour in fridge.
  • In a small bowl combine cucumber, yogurt, dill and the remaining garlic you chopped, salt + pepper and blend { or food processer }cover and refrigerate until serving —> Note, cucumbers have a lot of water, try to drain or squeese the water out for your taziki sauce won’t be runny * }
  • Once chicken is done marinating, take it out and throw out remanding juice
  • In a large skillet, sauté chicken until cooked.
  • * Optional * place chicken under broiler to give it that extra crisp
  •  Grab your tzatziki sauce and spread across your pita
  • Then your chicken and any toppings you wish! {We did the Greek way with fries!, sweet pot fries 😉  Onion, Tomoaotte, Lettuce etc }
  • Garnish with some ketchup and mustard
  • Fold up, eat & ENJOY!
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MIMM: Scenes a working weekend.

Howdy! Happy Monday to you all  !!! Monday’s are always hard to come back to, so I’m always grateful if I am able to participate in Katie’s Marvelous In My Monday. Whether it’s something super marvelous like sharing last week’s beautiful pictures from Cassidy & Brian’s wedding, or more like today: scenes from a low key weekend { since I worked thurs- Sunday night  😦 lame-o } . Either way- there’s always something marvelous & grateful to share! Let’s get to it.

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Due to the government shut down. The park was closed down for a few weeks- which meant I almost missed enjoying my favorite season there! MARVELOUS IS .. IT Finally re opened again!!!! … I was right back there to my favorite place on Friday with a nice 3 mile walk/ hike!
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Marvelous is .. Ezekiel toast! I am loving this lately! Last week was whole grain, this week is sesame ❤
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Marvelous is .. spending all day Saturday with this love bug while mommy & daddy were on their honeymoon. My mom & Oliver came over and spent the afternoon with me before I headed off to work. My mom and I got to eat yogurt bowls too! 😀 <– and by the looks of it.. so did Oliver 😉
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{Side note- if you follow me on >>  instagram << and haven’t seen the video: check it out he is SO giggly!}

Marvelous is .. this yummy soup I ate 3 days in a row- will be sharing. It’s Greek, healthy, and hearty! PERFECT for fall!
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Marvelous is .. cheetah leggings + a pumpkin muffin .. rawr 🙂

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Marvelous is .. A Sunday morning spent at our favorite little spot.
Coffee, frittatas & parfaits!
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Welp, that’s all she wrote. But today will continue to be marvelous with the fact that I’m going to go look at wedding dresses later this afternoon with Jenna! ~ I am so excited for her 🙂

Have an awesome day friends.
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Have you tried Ezekiel bread yet?
Do you have a favorite little  breakfast spot that you like to go to?

MIMM: Kicking off September

Hi all!, happy labor day. Hope you’re enjoying your extra long weekend 🙂

Yesterday was the perfect day to kick off “FALL”, I know that summer technically lingers for another 20 days & the weather to go with it. but once September rolls around, I am more than ready to dive into fall!

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I couldn’t reset any longer & made myself a pumpkin smoothie in the morning  This is just the start .. I have my eyes on a few other pumpkin things 🙂

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A little after noon, we set off to Manayunk which is just outside the city. We have been saying that we wanted to walk around down there and yesterday was the perfect day.

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It was definitely a longer walk than we expected. Before we knew it, we coming up on Boat house row and the art museum. Which was about 4 miles from where we parked. Ooops : )  When approaching the museum we heard the MADE IN AMERICA concert going on, so we took advantage to walk along the museum’s beautiful property. IMG_5961
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We couldn’t see the bands, but could definitely hear them. Maybe next year we will get tickets!

Since we knew we we’re little far away from the car, instead of sticking around we decided to head back… only because I didn’t want to become hangry 😉

IMG_5950 Before we left the house George mentioned a Greek place that got some good reviews. Whenever we hear that, we always set out to try it. It was good .. but nothing beats a true Greek Gyro from Greece, with the French fries inside of the sandwich 😀

IMG_5981 {George in his glory} We munched on a big ol Greek salad, chicken gyros, grape leaves & some hummus + pita. A perfect spread after our walk.

We felt nourished and more energized, so it was time for something sweet.

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 We walked into *Ndulge, which was a cupcake boutique. The cupcakes looked all so beautiful. We chose Peanut butter {obvi} and a dark chocolate pistachio with a pistachio cream feeling. So good!

We browsed around a few more shops before calling it quits. Where we headed home to end the evening relaxing on the couch & finishing those cupcakes : )

It was a great way to spend the first day of September and welcome a new season.
Fall is one of my favorites + SEPTEMBER. Our wedding month, yay! ❤

Enjoy your day!