Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuna Spread

Mini Tuna Spread Wraps

Tuna spread, it has always been one of my favorite lunches.  
This spread is universal, it can be used on bread, bagels, salads, and wraps
It is delicious and healthy, like most of my recipes.
I encourage everyone to try it out, it is very refreshing on a warm spring day.

Ingredients-     Prep Time ~25mins

1. 1 Can of Tuna (~180g)
2. 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
3. 3 Large Celery Stalks
4. 1 Large Red Onion
5. 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Dill
6. 3 Tablespoons of Yogurt for Low-Fat Version (may be replaced with mayonnaise)
7. 1/2 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
8. Salt (add to taste)
9. Tortilla Wraps (I used Spinach flavored wraps, feel free to use whole-wheat, tomato, etc.)
10. Scallions (for flavor, decoration)
11. Salad (red, green, baby spinach mix)


1. Cook eggs for about ten minutes, they should be about hard-boiled. 
2. Wash celery stalks and cut into thin sticks, then chop into small cubes.
3. Peel red onion, finely chop and add to bowl along with celery.
4. Add tuna to bowl, salt and pepper to taste. 
5. Peel cooked eggs, and chop them into small cubes. Add to bowl.
6. Mix contents well, add 3 tablespoons of yogurt or mayo, add more if you prefer a wet paste.
7. Mix again and add dill and a few spring onions. 
8. Heat wrap for 1 minute on high heat.
9. Place some scallions and salad on the wrap.
10. Spread a thin layer of tuna paste but do not spread too close to the edges.
11. Fold the wrap into hot dog style. Roll it up and sharpen knife.
12. With sharp knife, slice into thin 1" pieces. 
13. Place on plate and decorate with scallions and red salad. Serve.


Enjoy   :)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Chicken & Vegetable Wraps

Spinach Tortilla

with Chicken & Vegetables & Garlic Sauce



Ingredients- Prep Time ~1h  Cooking Time-15mins 

1. Large Spinach Tortillas or simply Plain Tortillas 
2. 300g Skinless Chicken Breast - (approx. 2 large tortillas)
3. Handful of Mushrooms
4. 1/2 Large Onion
5. 1 Cucumber
6. 1 Red Bell Pepper
7. Mixed Salad
8. 4-5 Plum Tomatoes
9. Garlic Sauce ->  My Homemade Garlic Sauce Recipe 
10. Salt
11. Pepper
12. Gyros Spice Mix
13. Turmeric 
14. Cayenne Pepper
15. Dried Parsley 
16. 1 Teaspoon of Soy Sauce
17. 2 Teaspoons of Oil
18. 1 Teaspoon of Plain Yogurt     
19. Dried Garlic Powder



1. Start with the marinade. Wash, clean, and dry chicken breasts. Cut into small strips.
1. Add chicken pieces into container, add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Sprinkle pepper until it covers the chicken.
2. Sprinkle garlic powder the same way as pepper, and add 1 teaspoon of soy sauce. Mix well.
3. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and turmeric. Add 1/2 teaspoon of Gyros Spice Mix.
4. Sprinkle some dried parsley and add 1 teaspoon of yogurt. Add 2 Teaspoons of oil.
5. Mix everything well until the chicken is covered with the marinade. Set in the fridge for 1-2h.
6. Prepare vegetables. Wash mushrooms thoroughly. Wash tomatoes and one red bell pepper. 
7. Peel cucumber skin and 1/2 large onion. Dice onions and cut cucumber into slices. Slice mushrooms into thin pieces. Slice tomatoes and cut red bell pepper into thin sticks.
8. Preheat non-stick pan. When pan is hot, add the chicken and sear it on high heat. When almost brown, add mushrooms and onions. Lower heat, mix every few minutes, and cover to release juices. Cook for about 10 minutes. Uncover, when there is too much water, turn the heat to high and reduce.
9. Preheat oven to 150C and place tortilla for 2minutes. 
10. Spread 1 tablespoon of garlic sauce on the wrap. 
11. Place salad mix, followed by chicken, and lastly, tomatoes, cucumbers, and red bell pepper sticks.
12. Add more garlic sauce on top.
13. Fold and assembly as shown in pictures above. 
14. Serve with tight grasp on bottom of wrap. I used aluminum foil and placed it in a glass. 


Garlic Sauce

Homemade Garlic Sauce

(Yogurt Base)

This universal garlic sauce is delicious, low-calorie, and healthy.
Use it as a side to pizza, salads, meat meals, and more!
My personal favorite is adding this on top of a pizza and as a dip for chicken.
I will link back to recipes that use this sauce when I post them.

If you do not like the taste of plain yogurt and do not mind extra calories,
substitute it with mayonnaise, or gradually learn to add yogurt into your 
sauces by using half mayonnaise and half yogurt. 

Ingredients-  Prep Time ~10mins

1. 1 Plain White Yogurt (~250g)
2. ~5 Garlic Cloves (add more for extra spiciness)
3. Pinch of Salt
4. Pinch of Pepper
5. Pinch of Sugar
6. 2 Teaspoons of Parsley 
7. 1/2 Teaspoon of Dill






1. Prepare about five garlic cloves. Chop, mince, and smash the garlic.
2. Add one package of plain white yogurt into a bowl. 
3. Add the minced garlic and mix well.
4. Add salt, pepper, and sugar to taste. Do not add too much salt or it will ruin the sauce. Be careful!
5. Add two teaspoons of parsley and 1/2 a teaspoon of dill. Try not to substitute with dried herbs.    
6. Mix everything well. Cover bowl and set in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
7. Serve when chilled.

Recipes Using My Homemade Garlic Sauce-


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