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Give thanks for leftovers

Before you huddle around the table tomorrow with friends, family and your closest loved ones, be sure you have a plan for all those Thanksgiving leftovers. To help you prepare for the feast after the feast, our own Chef Tom Leo developed 6 new tasty recipes using all of your delicious leftovers with a Mediterranean twist.

Cranberry Greek Yogurt Dip

Mediterranean Turkey Nuggets

Pumpkin Cranberry Parfait

Turkey & Bacon Panini

Turkey & Stuffing Bombs

Turkey Pitadilla

See the recipes here and look for Chef Tom on Chicago’s WGN-tv news around 9:30 AM on Friday. He’ll be demo’ing a few of the favorites listed here.

With much to be thankful for this year, Grecian Delight Foods wishes all of our employees, customers and friends a very happy Thanksgiving. Eat well! 


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Morning in the Mediterranean Breakfast Wrap | Medterranean Diet Recipes

To celebrate May being International Mediterranean Diet Month, we are sharing some of our favorite recipes that align with the Mediterranean Diet. Comment below to let us know what you think of them!

They say breakfast is the most important start to the day. In about 10 minutes, you can get your day started with a delicious taste of the Mediterranean right from your own kitchen.



Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 One Republic Pita Wrap
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • 2 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 oz. Greek yogurt (optional)
  • Fresh fruit or honey (optional)
Directions
  1. Warm ½ teaspoon of EVOO in a small-to-medium-sized skillet over medium heat
  2. Add spinach and cook for about 1 minute until wilted. Transfer to a plate
  3. Break eggs into a dish and beat lightly.
  4. Pour eggs into warmed skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, flip and cook for 1 additional minute.
  5. Add spinach back into the pan in the middle of the eggs. Top with feta and fold sides of eggs toward middle for an omelets. Set aside on plate.
  6. Add other ½ teaspoon of EVOO to hot skillet.
  7. Add Pita Wrap to skillet and warm for 30 seconds. Flip and warm other side for 30 seconds.
  8. Place omelet onto Pita Wrap, fold and serve.
Tip: Buy plain Greek yogurt and add your own ingredients like fresh fruit or honey for a healthy side. The flavored yogurt you can buy contains excess sugar and doesn’t taste as good as what you can create quickly at home.
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