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foodie club

July 2, 2013

this month i hosted foodie club at my house!!!  i love having friends over especially when it is nice out and we can sit on the deck!!  i totally lucked out and we had a gorgeous 75 degree, non-humid or overcast night.  it was seriously perfect.  this month's theme was tomatoes!!!  although i know tomatoes are kind of a love-or-hate food i thought i was a fun thing for the summer because they are in season and everywhere!!!  plus...i mean.. i seems like everything has tomatoes in it this time of year.  you could make the easiest non-tomato food like french fries and just have some tomato ketchup on the side, plus pizza, mexican, geesh... so much has tomatoes!!!  it was fun to see what people came up with!!!  some bizarre foods and some basics.  i went the basic route.. i have been funky in the past so i thought why not make a staple that i enjoy a lot.  greek salad!!  yum!  so i made that...  here is my recipe

lettuce (sweet butter, leafy greens or romaine)
tomatoes (cherry or roma)
kalamata olives
red onion
feta cheese

greek dressing:
1/2 cup EV olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons thyme
1/2 teaspoon basil

we had so many delicious things!! parmesan tomatoes,  spicy green tomato/avocado salad,  pizza pinwheels,  caprese salad,  greek dip,  garlic caprese bread,  crust-less pizza,  skinny taco dip & mango bruschetta.  so... much... food!!!! but so fun to try to new things and get fun ideas 

delicious!!!  hope you are enjoying some summer tomatoes & trying new recipes.  

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