If you guys don't already know, I have worked in the food industry since high school. What started as a part-time job at Chick Fil A, turned into an internship with my college dining program, and finally, the grocery retail world!
Working in grocery retail is a new kind of beast AND it requires you to really know your food.
Shortly after landing my job in the grocery world, it became very apparent that my food knowledge, or lack there of, was barely scratching the surface. I had a lot of catching up to do if I wanted to be successful in my job!
SO, I asked my coworkers for recommendations on how to increase my food knowledge. It turns out food blogs are a great place to start! I started reading famous food blogs like The Half Baked Harvest, Molly Yeh, Bev Cooks, or Smitten Kitchen. It became part of my daily ritual to read these blogs and drink my coffee while chatting to my coworker about each blogger's life.
It has become kind of an addiction to see what new and exciting recipe each writer will come up with and their blogs really inspired me to start my own.
What? Huh? How does that relate Ev? I'm glad you asked. Ya see, each blogger creates tasty dishes but they also include pictures of their lives and use their blog as a diary to share with others. It's like their own little memoir.
So in the spirit of blogging and my love of food, here are pictures of my own and a recipe.
1) This book Now Waiting is amazing.
2) My journal is one of my new favorite things. (mainly because Josie chewed my old one)
3) My fridge. Weird I know. But this is where I collect all of my favorite mail or memories for the month.
4) Levi. My firstborn (I mean puppy).
Greek Chicken Kabobs
Do me a favor and grab your chicken right now and get it ready to marinate. You don't need long but save at least 1-2 hours to let it really set in.
2 Large Chicken Breasts
The Fresh Market Sumac Seasoning
1 Onion (or your fave veggies to kabob)
1-2 hours before you grill. Cut your chicken breast into bite-size pieces. Make sure each piece is cut equal so they grill evenly! Slice your onion into quarters and place in a large zip lock bag or container. Add 2 tablespoons of Sumac Seasoning, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, and 3 tablespoons of lime. Mix until each piece is coated evenly.
When you are ready to grill, skewer your chicken and onions and grill 5 minutes on each side on medium to high heat.
I recommend topping with a quick sauce of (mint, greek yogurt, lime, garlic, and salt) and serving with basmati rice!
Anywho, I hope you love these. If you cook them, let me know!