Friday, May 15, 2009

It's all Greek to me

Okay. So I've really tried to be healthy lately - as in, loading up every day on low-fat salads for lunch, eating yogurt and fruit for snacks, etc. - but it's been so difficult because there is just so much going on. I know it sounds awful: My social life is too active, wah wah, cry me a river, right? But seriously, gang...I was down in Florida last weekend for a wedding, which meant I spent a few days drinking and eating all sorts of food ranging from home-cooked Filipino cuisine (YUM!) to pub grub and wedding cake. I was back one day this week when an out-of-state friend came to visit. That, of course, means we've been hanging out at restaurants every day and indulging in a Mexican dinner, Indian food and likely some ballpark food tonight at the Braves game. And did I mention that I will also have friends in town next week - which means even more meals out before I head out of town for Memorial Day weekend? STOP THE MADNESS! Anyhoo, I figure if you can't fight 'em, join 'em, so I'm giving up on the healthy eating until my schedule dies down...Nah, I kid! I WILL try to eat low-cal foods and hit the gym regularly the next few weeks. However, I also plan to taste some delicious Mediterranean food at the Greek Festival this weekend. Just try and stop me. I love, love, LOVE souvlaki, tiropita, rice pilaf and dolmades!

By the way, looky what I found! Some low-cal Greek cuisine recipes for all my lovely readers out there, including a sucralose-sweetened baklava recipe.

Baklava

Spanakopita

Vegetarian Pastitsio

And finally, since it's Friday and I'm in a happy place, here are two clips from films featuring a little something Greek. The first is one of my childhood faves, The Moon-Spinners. For those unfamiliar with the Disney flick, it stars the inimitable Hayley Mills and involves a jewel theft on the island of Crete. The second video is from My Big Fat Greek Wedding. OPA!



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