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Good Food

by Meghann on March 5, 2009

Wow, it was a crazy day at work today!

Sorry I didn’t have time for a lunch post! My Supervisor and I actually had a wonderful lunch with our Webmaster today at the cutest little hole in the wall simply called The Mediterranean Deli. It’s just around the corner from our office and though I’ve driven by it a million times, I’ve never been in.

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(Dad you have to meet me here for lunch next time you’re in O-town!)

Everything looked and smelled great inside. The restaurant is no bigger then my cubicle at work and they prepare your meal as soon as you order it. I was so overwhelmed with the wonderful handwritten menu and delish pictures on the walls I had a hard time deciding which route I wanted to go.

Finally I decided on the Three Salad Plate which included: Greek Salad, Tabbouleh, Hummus, & Pita Wedges. I also grabbed a sample of one of the wraps he was preparing.

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This meal was incredibly light and refreshing! I enjoyed it immensely and will happily return to this little gem. I can see why many of my co-workers frequently return from lunch with boxes of take out from the Mediterranean Deli.

When I returned to my desk for some reason chocolate was the only thing on my mind. Luckily, my supervisor has a stash of candy at her desk and I managed to swipe a Tootsie Roll to satisfy my chocolate cravings.

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And before lunch I had a Kashi Peanut Butter Granola Bar as my mid morning snack.

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For dinner tonight I was craving some sort of meat, which is really odd for me. I guess my body just felt like it was lacking it lately so I dug into my freezer and found a Turkey Italian Sausage to work with.

I cooked the Turkey Sausage on the stove top with some sliced Onion and Saur Kraut. Yum!

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I stuffed the Sausage, Onion, Kraut mix in an Oat Bran Pita with Ketchup and Spinach. It was PERFECT!

I also was dreaming of the Yucca I had in the pantry all day at work

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If you’re not familiar with Yucca, its a root, starchy vegetable that is prevalent in Latin American Dishes. It’s usually boiled in a lot of butter or fried up. I was craving the boiled version, but I can never bring myself to boil any vegetable so I steamed the Yucca for 15 minutes and then gently rubbed some butter on it. OMG I always forget how much i truly love Yucca.

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I also had a small Pickle on the side.

It was a perfect dinner!

And I told you, you would be seeing my dessert from last night again.

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Mmmmm... Chocolate Covered Donut…. Heaven!

I must say it has been a good day of eat. i will go to bed with a very satisfied belly. 🙂

   

1 Becca A March 5, 2009 at 7:34 pm

And now I want a donut…and that salad plate…

2 Porteña March 5, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Not trying to be a snot-nose, but I think you meant you love “yuca”. Yucca, related to the agave plant (from which we get tequila), is not nearly as frequently eaten as yuca, aka cassava, which is a starchy veggie used in a lot of Latin American dishes. This mix-up is really common, but if you google both words you’ll be surprised at how different the two are! If only the word gods had blessed these two botanically unrelated things with names that were more different !

3 Sarah March 5, 2009 at 7:44 pm

oooh that salad plate does look delicious!!
it’ so crazy how you can, out of nowhere, crave something so atypical for you. good thing you had what you needed on hand!

4 Sarah March 5, 2009 at 7:51 pm

That is my dream lunch. Too bad O-town is so far away.

I’m glad you gently rubbed that yucca.

My donuts are bigger than yours.

5 Megan March 5, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Those chocolate covered donuts look to die for. I’m addicted to chocolate. That salad plate also looks so delicious!!

I LOVE reading your blog- I’m a new blogger so I love seeing everyone’s ideas about food and have been thinking of ways to make some of it.. everything looks so delicious!!

6 Kristine March 5, 2009 at 7:55 pm

what is tabbouleh? looks refreshing!

7 snackface March 5, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Alright, that lunch is my dream food! It does not get any better than that! I’d agree that everything you ate today is really good food! Have a great night!

8 Brandi March 5, 2009 at 8:37 pm

that deli plate looks awesome!

and I need to make those donuts 🙂

9 Meg March 5, 2009 at 9:19 pm

I have never tried yucca. I am intrigued.

10 Mica March 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm

That hummus looks delicious. I love Mediterranean cafés. They are always so dinky but filled with good eats.

Funny story: My mom sat on a yucca when she was little. She said it was a painful experience.

11 Emily March 5, 2009 at 9:24 pm

greek salad looks great!
i’m a huge hummus fan!

12 NAOmni March 5, 2009 at 9:57 pm

So much great food! Especially that three salad plate!

NAOmni

13 healthy ashley March 5, 2009 at 9:58 pm

That salad plate looks great! I love little tastes of different things on one plate 🙂

14 Ryan March 5, 2009 at 10:16 pm

I LOVE the way those donuts look…I will really have to make sure! Donuts are my guilty pleasure too!

15 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) March 5, 2009 at 10:30 pm

OMG Mediterranean platters are the beeeeest. There’s a Lebanese joint nearby me that will do a vegetarian platter that has a tasting of all their vegetarian items, hot AND cold! Baba-heaven. 😀

16 Sharon March 5, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Oh wow, everything looks scrumptious. Mmmmm donut!

17 Run Saraaah March 5, 2009 at 10:42 pm

That salad plate looks great! I LOVE Mediterranean food.

18 innerwellness March 5, 2009 at 10:48 pm

The hummus and pita wedges look divine! What a yummy salad!! And oh my goodness, tootsie rolls!!!!

19 Maggie March 5, 2009 at 10:49 pm

I might make those donuts! I’m doing a giveaway if you’re interested 🙂

20 Emily March 5, 2009 at 11:04 pm

those doughnuts look so tasty! I need to try the recipe. I actually had never eaten a donut before I went to college! I don’t love them, but I think homemade would probably be great.

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21 Meredith March 5, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Lunch looks so good!

22 biz319 March 5, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Wow, your lunch looks amazing! Just shows to go that you can’t judge a restaurant by its front door!

23 bobbi March 6, 2009 at 1:39 am

hmmmm yucca interesting, will have to check that out! Hey I got that tupperware at marshalls, or ross I know they also have them at Target:)

24 Maxine March 6, 2009 at 4:24 am

I am jealous of your three salad plate! Looks delish!

25 Erica March 6, 2009 at 6:56 am

what a great restaurant! Love that they put three amazing salads in one bowl! I would go to this restaurant every week!

26 marafaye March 6, 2009 at 7:12 am

Mediterranean food is one of my favorite “genres” of food! Tabbouleh is so amazing!
I’ve never had yucca that wasn’t fried… but its so good!

27 VeggieGirl March 6, 2009 at 7:37 am

HOLY YUM HUMMUS AND DONUTS!!

28 Shelby March 6, 2009 at 7:54 am

Hummus w/ Pita is like the ultimate comfort food for me. I could eat like 15 freshly baked pitas haha

That dounut looks amazing, I’ve got to try some!

29 Adi (oatonomy.com) March 6, 2009 at 8:47 am

Yummy pita wedges. Can’t go wrong with those, that’s for sure.

30 angiismyname March 6, 2009 at 4:27 pm

OMG your food from the Mediterranean Deli is making my drool so bad right now. Jealous. Sometimes your post are total food porn. lol

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