This is my 100th post!
It is really hard to put into words what this whole journey has been like or what it all means to me.
I started this blog because I really enjoy cooking and baking..exploring new recipes or making old favorites. Cooking for company or a cosy dinner for my little family..and though there is a joy in making or creating..I wanted more than that.. I wanted to share that joy with people who have the same passion as I do..
I also wanted to work on my photography, I was always into photography..food photography in particular has always fascinated me and I really wanted to explore that more ..
As a result of pursuing those two passions this blog was born but I never thought that this will be the wonderful joy and journey it has turned out to be..
A little over 4 months ago I wrote my first post and I still remember checking the blog everyday to see if anyone has replied to it..I still remember my excitement at receiving my first comment and jumping with joy with the first subscription..
I definitely remember the butterflies in my stomach the first time I shared the fact that I had a blog with my friends on my Facebook account..what if they think I’m silly or what if they think it is not good enough..
It was one of the times I was truly happy to be proven wrong..you guys were amazing..with all the encouragement and support you provided me with..
It has all been one amazing rollercoaster ride and what made this so special is all of you..the wonderful people who stop by everyday to read my posts and are kind enough to leave a comment or “like” my little space. I can’t tell you how much each and every comment means to me, nor can I express how much joy I get of watching the number of people who visit my humble blog grow..
I just want to say
from the bottom of my heart
and I hope you will stay tuned to this little blog of mine and share this journey with me..
and one last thing…a very special thank you goes out to my best friend Rasha..she has been there with me every step of the way and God knows how many times I gave her a headache ranting about my blog ..I just want you to know..I appreciate it all more than I can ever put into words
Today’s recipe uses my main marinade for steak. I love the combination of flavors that it infuses the meat with. You can pair this with mashed potatoes, mushrooms or a simple green salad or maybe some fries if you like..
The zucchini wraps are a wonderful way to add more nutrients and color to the dish. They carry some of the same flavors in the meat and the grilling adds a smoky depth to the mild zucchini.
You can serve them on their own as an appetizer or a side dish and you can certainly vary the flavors in the cheese to your taste
4 pieces of steak
To marinate the meat
3 tablespoons yogurt
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup oil
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Grilled Zucchini wraps
3 zucchini cut into strips
3 tablespoons cottage cheese
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon paprika
dash of salt
dash of pepper
Mix all the ingredients of the marinade in a bowl or a ziplock bag, add the meat and massage the marinade into the meat for a few minutes.
Allow the meat to marinate in the fridge ( I usually marinate it for 30 minutes but if you can give it more time that would be great)
You can grill the steak but I usually make it in a pan on the stove top
Heat some oil in a pan and when the pan is really hot, drain the meat from the marinade and put it in the hot pan..
leave it for 2-3 minutes on the first side then you can check if it is golden brown , if so flip it to the other side.
You can finish cooking the meat in the oven for 15-20 minutes but I use thin cuts of meat so they cook through easily.
To make the zucchini wraps
Cut the zucchini into thin strips and then place them in a hot pan or on the grill (You want to cook them until they are golden brown on both sides)
When you take the zucchini off the grill or pan sprinkle it with some salt and pepper while it is still hot (this will allow it to absorb the flavors)
In a bowl mix the cheese with the oregano, pepper, paprika and salt.
Put a teaspoon of the cheese mix on one edge of the zucchini and roll the zucchini to enclose the cheese