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19 Jan 15:19

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

by Ree

Mediterranean Orzo SaladI love a good orzo salad, and this is one of my favorites because it’s tangy and fresh and there are approximately fourteen million fun ingredients…so it goes with pretty much everything!

You know what Confucius always said: “There’s just something about that orzo!”

Mediterranean Orzo SaladFirst, make the delicious dressing (alliteration alert): Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a jar…

Mediterranean Orzo SaladAnd shake it for approximately 38.5736222 seconds to combine. Give or take a year.

Mediterranean Orzo SaladPlace the cooked, cooled orzo into a large bowl with all the other ingredients. As you can see, there are so many “other ingredients” that you can barely see the poor orzo, but trust me…it’s there! You can see it peeking out from beneath the tomatoes.

I added tomatoes (yellow and red), red onion, garbanzo beans (yum!), pitted kalamata olives, feta cheese, and parsley! But you can add cucumbers, other olives…anything you want.

Oh, and a note about orzo. It grows when it cooks, man! Seriously, you can start with just a tiny little container of the stuff and pretty soon you have to move out of your house because the orzo has taken over. So just be sure to gauge how much orzo you have relative to the other ingredients, and adjust according to your taste or mood or astrological sign.

Mediterranean Orzo SaladPour over the dressing and toss it all together, making sure it’s all combined. Then it’s always nice to pop it in the fridge for at least an hour, just to let all the flavors meld. Oh, and give it a taste.

Mediterranean Orzo SaladWhen you serve it, throw a little more feta on top for good luck. Or good measure. Or good will. Or all of the above!

Mediterranean Orzo SaladAnd a little extra parsley makes it even purtier.

Mediterranean Orzo SaladVariations
• Add Parmesan shavings
• Add diced grilled chicken
• Add sliced cucumbers

Mediterranean Orzo SaladServe with:
• Burgers
• Grilled Chicken
• Grilled Vegetables
• Roasted chicken legs for a picnic

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  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Lemon, Juiced
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 12 ounces, weight Orzo Pasta, Cooked, Drained, And Cooled
  • 1 cup Red Grape Or Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Yellow Grape Or Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Kalamata Olives, Halved
  • 1 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 1 cup Chickpeas, Drained.
  • 1/2 whole Red Onion, Diced
  • 3 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Parsley

Preparation Instructions

In a jar or bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper until totally combined.

Place the orzo and all the other ingredients in a large mixing bowl and pour the dressing over the top. Stir to combine, taste and adjust seasonings, and refrigerate at least an hour before serving. Top with more feta and parsley and serve as a main dish salad or with grilled chicken, fish, or burgers!

Posted by Ree | The Pioneer Woman on January 19 2015

03 Oct 05:00

#1066; Well Isn’t That Nice

by David Malki

11 Sep 23:46

'Under Suspicion, Under Attack': New SAALT report documents hate violence and xenophobic rhetoric

by Phil Yu
Hate violence 'hot spots' include New York City, New Jersey, Chicago, Southern and Northern California

This week, as the nation observes the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, SAALT (South Asian Americans Leading Together), released Under Suspicion, Under Attack, a report that documents over 150 incidents of hate violence and xenophobic political rhetoric aimed at South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Middle Eastern and Arab communities over the last three years.

SAALT's analysis, spanning incidents from January 2011 through April 2014, found that these communities are increasingly depicted as un-American, unwelcome and disloyal -- and community members and institutions are too often targeted with violence, vandalism and harassment. Many continue to face a post-9/11 backlash, including racial and religious profiling, unwarranted surveillance, and the threat of violence and intimidation.

According to the report, over 80% of documented hate violence incidents were motivated by anti-Muslim sentiment. Similarly, an overwhelming majority -- over 90% -- of xenophobic political comments were characterized by anti-Muslim bias. Hate violence 'hot spots' included the New York City/New Jersey metropolitan area; Chicago and its outlying suburbs; and Southern and Northern California.

Here are some of the report's key findings:

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by Ian

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Hey, Jeremy. Need a place to stay in LA? Try Craigslist.

by Phil Yu
"Room available (Asian American NBA point guard preferred)"

Now that Jeremy Lin is packing his bags and headed for Los Angeles, he's going to need a place to hang his hat. While I'm sure he'll have plenty of choices among the swanky downtown lofts, if he's interested in saving a few bucks, and is feelin' something a little more humble and homelike, there's an offer on the table...

Room available (Asian American NBA point guard preferred)

Here's one Chinese American mom -- a former schoolteacher and "a HUGE Lakers fan" -- who is offering up a room in her house to Jeremy Lin, free of charge. This Craigslist posting, directed specifically to Jeremy, describes an awesome room in a house located in Redondo Beach, with all the comforts and conveniences that an Asian American NBA player might just be looking for. But you'll have to do your own laundry.

Here's the listing:

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