Hmm, this post is what my mother would call a cheatsie. As a child before TV, she and her sister spent hours playing card games. Double Solitaire was a favorite and, from time to time, when the cards weren't agreeing, my mother and aunt allowed one, two or even three cheatsies - depending on the day - where they could peer at hidden cards or reshuffle those in their hands. While I'm an admitted TV addict, I love getting away with my family where we play cards together constantly and laugh and get mad and tease and allow little cheatsies from time to time.
Well, today's recipe is a cheatsie because it's really more of a suggestion than anything else. I'm a snacker, someone who eats throughout the day and, if I don't have something healthy and alluring on hand, then I'll go for chocolate or cookies or cake for sure. My most recent filling and delicious snack is labne topped with za'atar spice and olive oil. Labne is a cultured Lebanese yogurt. It's very thick and tangy. Za'atar is a Lebanese spice consisting of hyssop, sesame seeds and a few other things. It sort of tastes like thyme. I discovered this particular combo at a humuus shop and am completely obsessed.
Labne with Za'tar and Olive Oil
(Again, this doesn't really warrant a recipe, but it's a great idea and one that could be altered in some many different ways: lemon juice and carrot sticks instead of olive oil and pita bread is one idea.)
What You'll Need:
2 tbsp Labne or thick Greek yogurt
1-2tsp Za'atar Spice
1-2 tsp Olive Oil
1 piece of pita bread, warm
Add the labne to a bowl and top with the olive oil and za'atar and enjoy with the pita. That's it!
Cost per Meal: 1 snacky
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