It’s the big question that millions of people face every day of the workweek: “So… what’s for lunch today?” Well, Business Betty is no exception, and she too joins the debate to determine which place will provide that quick and convenient meal on her lunchbreak. But sometimes Betty just doesn’t feel like the same heavy lunch options that knock her out like an elephant tranquilizer, and she dreams of a new option that’s light and flavorful.
Mmm… light and flavorful… like a Chicken Curry Pita! But where does a Betty go for that? Maybe Betty should open her own restaurant to serve up a light and flavorful lunch menu? Yeah, then she could finally stick it to The Man and quit her lousy job! It sounds great, but will Betty be able to stomach employees like Emo Betty whose people skills need a bit of fine-tuning? Check out Welcome to Pita Hut to see for yourself.
Link to the Chicken Curry Pita recipe.
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Link to the Welcome to Pita Hut video.
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Last week, Sunny Gault and the awesome guys from Viral took a road trip to Hollywood to cover the Prom Queen wrap party… and they stopped by Betty’s pad beforehand to film a little behind-the-scenes action of Average Betty! It was a fun day of food and laughs with Sunny, Dave, Josh and Kevin! Look for Betty in an upcoming episode of Viral sometime in June. Thanks, Viral! Betty loves you! Muwaaah!
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Ok Betty- Here’s that Quinoa recipe I told you about. I love it.
2 C. quinoa
3/4 C. sun dried tomatoes diced
1 C. greated hard cheese (I like the blended type)
1/2 C. bell pepper diced
1/2 C. onion diced
2 or 3 cloves of garlic diced
1 Tbl. Sp. Italian spices (I like the Italian essence from the “BAM” guy
1 Tbl. Sp. fennel seed
Cook quinoa according to package directions. Dice veggies while this is happening. Saute’ onions pepers and garlic together. As soon as quinoa is cooked add tomatoes fennel seed and Italian spices, stir, cover and let simmer for a bit to soften tomatoes. Add peppers onions and garlic and stir again. top with greated cheese and stir once more until mixture starts to get “sticky”. Pepper to taste. Serve as a vegitarian main dish, or along side a pork chop or sausage from the grill.
Variation: for a nice one pot dish add 1 lb. Italian sausage (omit fennel seed if it’s in the sausage). Remove casings and brown in a sauce pan, breaking into small pieces. Add to the pot with the peppers and onions. Either way, I’ll bet you like it.
Average Betty says
Yum, Paul!!! That sounds delicious, light and flavorful! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! I love the variation too – sounds simple and comforting :) I’ll definitely try this soon!
Can’t wait for the next vid Betty! Also, thanks for popping by my site. Cheers.