July 2010

Posted in Kate, Latin, Mocktails
Lime-Mint Spritzer {aka The Virgin Mojito}

First of all, we get to announce the winner of our FINAL Feta Friday giveaway! The winner is The Stace who likes them on her fish tacos (and I can’t disagree with her there!) Congrats! Please email us asap at general (at) ourbestbites (dot) com so we can get your prize mailed out. So after all my whining in Monday’s post, I decided I needed to suck it up and find a way to enjoy what’s left of my summer. …

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Lemon-Orzo Salad with Veggies and Chicken

Raise your hand if it’s hotter than Hades where you live right now.  Oooh, me! Me!  (Although let it be known that it doesn’t take very high numbers on the thermometer to put this Seattle wimp girl out of her element.)  It’s been in the high 90′s here and that’s hot enough for me to hide out in my air-conditioned house and avoid even (gasp!) the bbq- which you all know is my go-to summer cooking method.  So it’s at …

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Beef Tacos {Plus! Make Your Own Taco Shells!}

So I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I hate July. Also, apparently July hates me because in the 9 years and 2 months that my husband and I have been married, we have not had a single July that wasn’t disastrous or at least moderately-to-really, really bad. This July hasn’t been like the hopefully-never-to-be-repeated July of 3 years ago, but in the last month, I’ve fallen down a hole and had an abscessed tooth (and any of you who know …

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Quick Fix: Summer Salad with Strawberries and Feta

I have reached the point that I do every summer where I’ve decided I hate it here and where I’d pretty much sell my soul to live anywhere else. Don’t worry…this happens every summer. Come fall and I’ll remember that it’s not so bad. In the winter, it’s cold but not so cold that I have to wear pantyhose (which is awesome) and in the spring, the weather is amazing while those suckers I call my parents have three feet …

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Posted in Kate, No-Cook, Salads
Fresh Herb and Watermelon-Feta Salad

The first time I’d ever heart of watermelon salad with feta was on the last season of The Next Food Network Star. And I won’t lie, I thought it sounded pretty grim. But throughout the last year, I’ve seen it popping up here and there in magazines, cooking shows, and the blogosphere and I finally decided to get up the guts to try it. And I’m so not regretting it. I remember being a kid when my dad would sprinkle …

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Posted in Other, Sara, Tropical
Strawberry-Lime Shortcakes with Coconut Cream

I thank my husband for unknowingly inspiring the creation of this recipe. One day while he was at work he emailed me this link to a resort in Mexico. Suddenly I was whisked away in a day-dream, sitting on a beach with warm sand on my toes while sipping a Piña Colada. Before I knew it, the strawberry shortcakes I had planned for dessert that night morphed into this tropical version in my head. I love lime and coconut together, …

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Flatbread Pizza with Spinach, Caramelized Onions, and Feta

I had this idea in my head and I expected it to be good, but I didn’t realize how good until I took a bite.  It’s so good!  If you’ve never tried Naan, it’s a Indian style flat bread.  You can make your own, or do like I do and just buy it from the bakery section of a good grocery store.  You could of course just use regular pizza crust, or a pre-cooked one, or a pita, or other …

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Greek Style Pita Sandwiches

This is normally the part of the post where we throw in a funny story or charm you with our witty commentary, but I don’t have time for that tonight!  I’ve got a cranky baby and kids up way too late so we’re just gonna start cooking.  Okay?  Okay!    So I have a few quick and easy dinner ideas up  my sleeve because it seems like this time of year people like to avoid the oven.  This one just involves …

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Veggies and Noodles with Thai Coconut Curry Sauce

One of the saddest parts for me of moving to Louisiana was leaving behind all my favorite restaurants and foods I’d come to love. One of my favorite places was Noodles & Company. I’m sure you guys are the same as me–there are times in my life that I look back at with such fondness and such happy memories that it almost hurts. The summer of 2006 was that way for me and it seems like in my memories, I …

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Quick Fix: Mediterranean Feta Egg Scramble {Wraps Optional}

If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you probably know I have a thing for eggs. And when I say “thing for” I mean “hate them.” Well, “hate” is taking it a tad far–I don’t hate all eggs, just most eggs, and it doesn’t take much for me to hate them, especially if I have to cook them myself. I want to like them so badly because I actually do think they taste good, but they just make my …

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