Gyros and Herb Roasted Potatoes - How a lunch out inspired a good dinner

Hello and happy first week of July! We took a bit of time off and it was so nice. Five full days off and we made the most of it. When we were out running errands the lunch options were a bit limited, if you want to keep it healthy.

 Well, we found a Greek restaurant with very good food and healthy options.  Tazikis  offers a nice wine selection as well as desserts to compliment the hearty entrees.  This gyro was absolutely packed with lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, chicken and Taziki sauce.  For my side dish I chose the roasted new potatoes.

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The potatoes were so good we decided we had to duplicate them at home.  A few nights later we did.  Well, not exactly as I think I used a bit too much in seasonings and herbs.  I would cut back next time but these were just about as good as the ones at Tazikis.

What do you think?  These potatoes do look like the ones at the restaurant!

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Along with the potatoes we had grilled salmon with soy and sea salt, broccoli and wine.  A bowl of fresh strawberries, homemade bread and ooey cheese completed the meal.  I love eating at home!  You get so much more bang for the buck!

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This meal paired very well with a crisp Sancerre.  This is a 2015 French wine with only 13% alcohol.  The Claude Riffault label states only a small amount was imported.  It was good and I might want to buy it again but at $26 a bottle, we may try a different one next time.

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So now I'm hungry, looking at these photos again!  Hope your 4th of July was good.

Linking up to Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday and with Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series.
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12 comments:

Mae Travels said...

Sancerre is a favorite of ours. I love its crisp fruit taste. I'm sure it was great with your delicious-looking dinner. Inspiration from restaurants is a great thing!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

~~louise~~ said...

Now I'm hungry!!! The potatoes look fabulous!!! Glad you got to take some time off:) Thanks for sharing, Tina...

Tina said...

Thank you, Mae. We enjoyed it very much!
Louise, any time off is appreciated, can't wait for full retirement. Traveling and eating.....

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I, too would prefer to cook at home rather than go out. I love experimenting.

We had lots of strawberries this week also.

We used to live in Greektown here in Toronto, in the east end. Now that we live in the west end we hardly ever go back there.
Your potatoes look perfect.

Debra Eliotseats said...

I love to try to recreate great meals I've had in restaurants. Those potatoes look amazing. We've been grilling a lot of little potatoes this summer, too. Will try this spice blend.

Beth F said...

I'm with you -- I'd much rather cook and eat at home. That wine sounds delicious, I might see if I can get here. I love Greek food!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Looks delicious and just like the restaurant potatoes. I agree, although restaurants are nice on occasion, nothing beats a great meal at home.

Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays too. ;-)

Claudia said...

Eating out can be inspiring. We can even do it better! Healthier at least. Looks like you did a fine job re-creating those potatoes.

Vicki said...

Yum! Both look good. I love potatoes even though I try not to eat them very often because of the carbs.

Carole said...

Lovely nosh. Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

I love roasted potatoes, and yours looked wonderful.

Katherine P said...

Those potatoes look amazing! We have a Tazikis but I'm not sure we've ever eaten there though we love Greek food. We're having to make some changes because J's sugar levels came back pre-diabetic and I'm really trying to focus on simpler foods that have more flavor than fats and sugars. I bet I could replicate that gyro without the pita pretty easily too!

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