I feel like there has been a lack of photos lately, so here’s one of a family BBQ. A little overboard, I think so! Leftovers for everyone… check!
Here’s a list of the menu (starting from top left):
- Spanakopita (spinach pita)
- Pastitso (Greek-style lasagna)
- Potato salad
- Apple and cabbage salad (my item of choice)
- Bean salad
- Veggies (steamed and cooked in tomato sauce)
- Steak (grilled to perfection by yours truly)
The portions and selection were definitely outrageous. And that doesn’t even include appetizers or dessert. I’m full just thinking about it!
Ps. I’ll add the bean salad recipe below. Simple. Fool-proof. Protein-rich vegetarian option. Always a crowd pleaser. And definitely a great go-to when you’re in a rush or in denial that you’ve forgotten about that office potluck (again!).
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
2 cups fresh or frozen green beans
1 cup diced red onions
1 cup diced red or orange bell pepper
½-3/4 cup cider vinegar
4 Tbsp of granulated sugar (or Splenda for a lower calorie option)
1 heaping Tbsp Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix beans with dressing, chill and enjoy! J