These are the ramblings of a self-described wheat, grain and gluten-free “gourmet girl” that loves to cook and eat good food. I love creating and sharing recipes and photographing “beautiful food”. In July 2012, I eliminated wheat, grains and added sugar from my diet and rediscovered real, whole fresh foods again and effortlessly lost 65+ pounds. Join me in my wheat, grain and gluten-free journey. See how easy it is to enjoy grain free gourmet, one meal at a time! Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!
Chicken Kebabs Marinated in Greek Yogurt w/ Aleppo Pepper
This evening I wanted to have kebabs for dinner since it was such a pretty day and hubby was off today and could grill them earlier than normal. Usually, on weeknights, I have to do the grilling because he gets home a couple of hours after I do. I forgot to marinate the chicken before I went to bed last night, so I prepared the marinade and cut up the chicken when I came home at lunch time so it could marinate all afternoon. It turned out great! The recipe is one that I found in the July 2009 Bon Appetit Magazine which I used to subscribe to. When I made this recipe last spring, I didn't have the Aleppo pepper, so I had to use the substitute for it (paprika and cayenne). When I was shopping at Penzeys Spice store a couple weeks ago, I picked up some Aleppo pepper (from Turkey) so I could make it with the original spice the recipe called for. The link to the post with the recipe is here: Chicken Kebabs Marinated in Greek Yogurt w/ Aleppo Pepper. I made this last April, a few months before going wheat/grain free and the only substitute I made, other than the Aleppo pepper, was I served cauliflower rice tonight instead of the brown rice pilaf I used last year. I served the kebabs with some grilled red peppers brushed with olive oil, salt and pepper, cauliflower rice, and roasted brussels sprouts that I tossed with olive oil, Pomegranate infused red wine vinegar, sea salt and black pepper. It was delicious -- the Greek yogurt marinade clings to the chicken while it cooks and keeps it so moist. I snapped a few photos below. Enjoy!