You know what’s delicious? Greek food. Spinach Pie. Saganaki. Tzatziki. Gyros. OMG. Unfortunately, a lot of their food is made with bread or some sort of wheat-like pastry so I don’t eat it that often…because hopefully you know by now that I don’t normally eat wheat. Which is why i was SUPER excited to see the table of contents for this cookbook – Primal Cravings by Brandon and Megan Keatley.
One of the dishes was a version of something I had been missing. The Gyro. Unfortunately, I’m too cheap to buy the book right now (but you know…I accept gifts…just kidding….not really…okay, I’m kidding. [i'm not]) so I thought I’d have to wait until I could justify spending the money to try it.
NOPE! A couple days later I was excited to see the recipe posted on one of my favorite blogs. Obviously I had to try it. The recipe calls for lamb which is fairly new to me. I mean, I’ve eaten lamb before and I always said I hated it. Why? Well, mostly because it’s unconventional. I never really gave it a fair chance. I usually get my gyros with chicken but I decided nope, I’m not gonna do that this time. I’m going all out.
Lucky for me. A new grocery store just opened near me which will apparently be putting an end to all evil in the entire Detroit area and probably eventually the world. Well, that’s what everyone seems to think, apparently. They had a marching band and opening day ceremony. That’s not normal for the grand opening of a grocery store, right?
What grocery store am I speaking of? Oh, come on…you know what it is. Whole foods!! WHAT OMG WHOLE FOODS IN DETROIT?! NOW ALL THE RESIDENTS CAN FINALLY EAT BECAUSE THAT PLACE IS A FOOD DESERT. HAS IT BEEN BURNED DOWN YET?! I was just there earlier today and I can safely say it’s still in one piece and literally full to the brim with customers. And for the record, yes…there are other grocery stores here. But I’m sure you’ve read all the other articles about this bizniz by now so I won’t bore you with anymore details.
Except to say, that I biked to Whole Foods from my new place which just made me feel like the coolest person on the planet. Because I am. No question. Obviously, I bought some pasture-raised lamb while I was there and got home and went straight to the kitchen like a good female. (After all, It’s where we belong)
Tzatziki – The Magical Sauce Behind the Gyro
While the lamb was cooking I got to work on the tzatziki. I’ve never made it before but that’s okay because this wasn’t normal tzatziki…it was tzatziki guacamole. Avocados in tzatziki? Crazy. I know. I was skeptical about how it would turn out but clearly, I like to live life on the edge. I think the reason they went with the avocado instead of yogurt is because the paleo/primal diet often doesn’t include dairy. Which is fine with me because I recently read an article about the negative side of greek yogurt production and now I don’t really want to eat that. Plus, I’m not really attached to yogurt so…who cares.
Duh, it was great. Because everything I make is great. Right? Yes.
It tasted pretty much like tzatziki. Aside from the fact that I didn’t have mint so it was mint-less but it was still delicious. Once that was all done, I put it all together and chowed down.
Gyro craving satisfied.
Now I really want that cookbook because who knows what other amazing recipes are just waiting for me to cook them. Luckily, the internet is a treasure trove of information…and mostly free. So for now, that’ll have to do.