Posts tagged feta cheese
Mediterranean Shrimp with Couscous
It's so great when you are cooking to use flavors that just love one another. Mediteranean style cooking is so easy because there are so many wonderful blends of flavors that just belong together. This dish is quick, easy, flavorful, and healthy. Its a perfect easy weeknight meal. 


16 oz box pearled couscous 
16 oz raw shrimp
1/4 cup kalamata olives
1/2 cup feta cheese
juice and zest of 1 lemon
fresh thyme 
salt and pepper 
1 can chicken stock
2 tablespoon butters
1 garlic clove


In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of your butter. Cook your couscous according to the package instructions, only instead of just boiling it in water, use chicken stock instead. While your couscous cooks, in another skillet melt your other tablespoon of butter. Add your shrimp and cook until pink and opaque. Add your lemon juice. Mince your garlic and add that and your time, cook until fragrant or about 1 minute. Mix your cooked couscous with the lemon zest, olives, and feta cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. Top with your shrimp and serve immediately. 

Bon Apetite! 

Brussel Sprout Bacon Pizza with Goat Cheese & Balsamic Glaze
Its time for pizza to make another appearance on this good old blog today. This time in a flavorful bacon and brussel sprout pizza. This pizza has a lovely crunchy and creaminess from the cheese. Enjoy!

Pizza Dough

Ingredients: (makes dough for 2 pizzas) 
1 envelope yeast
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil 
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

Add your yeast, sugar, salt, water, and olive oil in your mixing bowl and stir. Using your dough hook, add your flour slowly and beat on medium until a ball of dough forms. Cover your dough ball with olive oil and leave in bowl covered with plastic wrap in a warm spot until it has doubled in size. Divide it into pieces and knead it lightly and let it sit for about 10 minutes before forming into pizza circles. 

Pizza Toppings: 
8 brussel sprouts
16 ounce package of bacon
1 garlic clove
3 ounces goat cheese
1/3 cup feta cheese
Olive oil for brushing
Black pepper
Balsamic glaze

Cook your bacon in a pan over medium heat until crispy. Remove from pan and drain off all but 1 tablespoon of the excess oil. Trim your brussel sprouts into small shavings. Add them to the remaining bacon grease in the pan and cook until wilted. Add 1 minced garlic clove and cook for 1 additional minute. Cut your bacon into small pieces. Brush your pizza crust with olive oil. Cover with brussel sprouts, bacon, goat cheese, and feta cheese. Crack some black pepper over your pizza. Drizzle your pizza with your balsamic glaze. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes and crust is golden.