Joanna Anastasia

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Chicken zaatar pizza

Chicken zaatar pizza

Recently I have been obsessed with zaatar! I’ve been adding it almost everywhere, and ended up discovering the most delicious Chicken zaatar pizza ever! And believe me, it’s not an exaggeration!

And if you still don’t know zaatar, then all you need to know is that it’s a middle eastern herb blend made of dried thyme mixed with sesame seeds, dried sumac, salt and sometimes other herbs. You can sprinkle it on cream cheese, or mix with olive oil and dip fresh bread in it. Or you can use to make one of the most amazing pizzas out there!

Also, if you’ll use pita bread instead of a pizza dough, then not only you’ll save yourself time, but also you’ll end up with a super thin and delicious home-made pizza!

And I really encourage you to try all sorts of toppings with zaatar, and to spurge on real Parmesan cheese, as surprisingly it works amazingly well together!

Though this chicken zaatar pizza, is by far my favorite !

Chicken zaatar pizza

Chicken zaatar pizza

Chicken zaatar pizza

What you’ll need:

– Large pita bread
– 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
– 1/3 cup zaatar

– 1/2 cup grilled chicken cut in stripes
– 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
– 1/4 cup Parmesan ( or cheddar)
– 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half’s
– 1/2 cup mushrooms cut in half’s

– Labneh cheese (optional)

In a small bowl mix extra virgin olive oil with as much zaatar as you need to make a paste ( around 1/3 cup) . Spread it evenly over your pita bread. Add chicken, cherry tomatoes and cover with cheese. Broil in the oven for around 5 minutes ( or until the cheese has melt and the chicken is warm). Add a bit of labneh to serve ( optional) . Enjoy!

Chicken zaatar pizza

Chicken zaatar pizza

Chicken zaatar pizza

You can also try a ham and three cheese option( Mozzarella Parmesan and Cheddar) , a vegetarian option where instead of chicken you’ll add lots mushrooms, or a grilled veggie one! Believe me, they are all amazing with zaatar!

Deli style, garlic roasted pork sandwich

Garlic roast sandwich

Did you ever wonder how to save yourself time and money while cooking? I did, plenty of times. So one of the answers that I came up with, is to cook once and eat twice. And with this garlic roasted pork, you’ll have a super easy to prepare, yet ultra comforting dinner one night, and enough leftovers to fill at least two delicious lunches!

Garlic roasted pork sandwich

Second way of saving time and money would definitively be bringing your own lunch to work. And Yes, I’m a SAHM, but my hubby does work, and he also hates preparing his own lunches. He doesn’t mind eating the leftovers that much, it’s all the preparation in the morning that discourages him ( and me).

You know, that morning rush, when there is 3 more minutes left and the lunch is still not packed, because you can’t find a lid that won’t leak? Yes, that’s what was discouraging. But I did found a solution to that problem as well :).

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You see, I believe that lunch boxes are not only for kids. They are so practical, they keep the lettuce crispy and they most certainly don’t leak! And this Rubbermaid LunchBlox comes with blue ice on top of it! So you can be sure that this meat sandwich will stay fresh! And you can personalize it the way you want to:

Garlic roasted pork sandwich

So, this is the easiest meat recipe I know, that when served with mashed potatoes becomes the ultimate comfort food:

Garlic roasted pork :
3 pound of boneless pork shoulder
8 cloves of garlic
1/4 teaspoon Freshly grounded pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix pressed garlic, salt and pepper in to a well blended paste, then spread it all over your meat. Roast slowly on 265F for 4 hours. When it’s ready, take it out of the oven, and let it cool down for around 20 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes and a simple green salad.

Garlic roasted pork sandwich

Deli style garlic roasted pork sandwich :
Sliced garlic rosted pork
Bread
Boston lettuce

Dressing :
1/4 cup of mayo
1 teaspoon of ancient style French mustard
Chives

Garlic roasted pork sandwich

Preparation :
Put a generous amount of dressing on your bread slices, add meat and lettuce. Don’t forget that you need to serve it with a dill pickle! It’s deli style :).

Garlic roasted pork sandwich

And since there is a container for a side, a fruit and a snack, you can add what you wish, although I suggest to keep it healthy : grape tomatoes, apple and nuts are a great and nutritious choice! But, if you really feel like cookies, go ahead, the little green box will help you keep your portion moderate :).

Garlic roasted pork sandwich

Here, you might find me a bit over the top, but I like to add a little note from time to time. You know, it takes only 3 minutes to brighten someone’s day :).

Garlic roasted pork

Do you take lunches to work? Or do you prepare them for your spouse and / or kids? What are your tricks to save time and money? I’d love to know !

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