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All Wrapped Up!

This past weekend, we tried out the new Brown Rice Bar for one of our dinners. See the spread here. There was a good bit of leftover veggies, so I decided to toss them in a Sundried Tomato Wrap with some kalamata olives, Green Garlic dressing, and goat cheese. Yum!

You could use any freshly diced veggies for this! Feta would also be nice!

All wrapped up!

My First Experience with Persian Food: Pomegranate on Main

Traditional Persian Breakfast: Fresh Baked Flatbread with Salted Butter, Fresh Mint Leaves, Feta Cheese and Chopped Radishes. It might sound interesting, but it's actually delicious!

Salmon Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette and Fresh Tomato Wedges. I squeezed the lime on my salad and the lemon wedge over the salmon. Delicious! We also had hummus, of which I forgot to take a picture.

For directions and a full menu, check out their website at pomegranateonmain.com.

Tomato Caper Pasta with Turkey Feta Meatballs by Melissa McKinnon

This is a wonderful and quick meal to get the kids involved in the kitchen. They will especially love to mix the meatballs and roll them into little balls. I shared this one with a coworker and she says her kids ask for it on a weekly basis.

Tomato Caper Pasta

½ onion, chopped
1 T. butter
1 tsp. coarse salt
1 tsp. cracked pepper
¼ tsp. celery seed
2 cloves of garlic, minced
8 oz. Tomato Sauce (I use Ingles’ Happy Harvest organic brand)
1-2 T. Shiraz, or your favorite wine
1 T. dried basil
1 T. capers, drained
2 c. whole grain pasta, cooked and drained
Fresh parmesan cheese, grated


Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, in skillet over medium heat, saute chopped onion and garlic in butter. Add salt, pepper, and celery seed. Cook until transluscent.

Add tomato sauce, Shiraz, basil, and capers. Simmer until reduced to desired thickness.

Stir in drained pasta. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese. Serve hot with Turkey Feta Meatballs (recipe below). Serves 4.

Turkey Feta Meatballs


1 lb. ground turkey
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. Texas Pete (or your favorite hot sauce)
4 oz. container of crumbled feta cheese

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Take your rings off and mix with your hands. It really is the most effective method. Let it be a stress reliever for you. Roll into 1″ balls.

Heat 1 Tbsp. of olive oil in a skillet over Medium to Medium High heat. Cook for approximately 8-10 minutes (4-5 minutes on each side), till browned. Since turkey is poultry, you will want to make sure it’s thoroughly cooked (no pink) to avoid food borne illnesses.

Serve on top of Tomato Caper Pasta (recipe above).