Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Healthy History Behind Hummus

Is there a side dish that has become more trendy and popular in recent years than hummus? 

The tasty dip is often enjoyed with pita or flatbread or even small whole-wheat chips. The wide variety of hummus available is a true testament to it’s popularity: there’s garlic, roasted red pepper, avocado and even lean hummus.

So what’s the buzz around hummus? What is it and where did it come from?

Unfortunately, hummus isn’t as Greek as many assume it to be. But it is a staple of many of our Greek appetizers.

Hummus is a dish most popular in the Middle East and is made of mashed chickpeas, sesame seeds and a variety of seasonings particular to that flavor. Common ingredients are olive oil, garlic, red pepper, tahini and lemon juice.

And we’re happy to agree that hummus is a dish that’s good for you. We've been discussing the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and even healthy options for Happy Hour. With hummus - the vitamins and minerals in hummus can help give you energy and keep your skin, liver, hair and eyes healthy.

We serve hummus as a delicious side dish - so if you haven't had a chance to try it yet, stop by and see us and taste for yourself!

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Best Happy Hour In Dallas

Last week we posted about 'eating lean' and having a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Just because you’re wanting to 'eat clean' doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy what might just be the best Happy Hour in Dallas If you're eating healthy - you can splurge a little. A healthy lifestyle means you are eating right, exercising and 'doing the right thing' by your body on a regular basis. This sets the stage to be able to 'live it up a little' once in a while. You know what we have to say to that... OPA!

Come by and sip on our 100-calorie Skinny Margaritas. Subtract the calories without subtracting any of the taste and we’ll bet you’ll be coming back for more. Or - enjoy some exclusive craft beers or one of our other cocktails. OF course - the Greeks have always known that wine sports fantastic health benefits.

Have the best of both worlds at Zizikis - Make it your ritual! OPA!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Eating Lean and Clean

With so many popular diets going on right now, it seems that more people are starting to really reconsider what it is that they’re eating. They want lean meats and clean eating, and luckily for most, we’ve got both!
One of the main things that makes the Mediterranean (or Greek) diet so popular is the wide variety of lean meats that have been proven to be better for your heart and for your health.

Lamb chops are a common staple in Greek cuisine and are especially popular on the Ziziki’s menu, the best of Dallas Mediterranean food. Enjoy some roasted lamb chop layered with béchamel and herbed potatoes in our Mousaka dish or pair lamb with roasted chicken, shrimp and organic sausage in our Grek Paella, a dish that won’t disappoint!

Grilled asparagus, sautéed veggies and marinated onions are common side dishes to many of our delicious meals, so you’ll be sure to have another serving of some delicious and healthy foods.

Stop by and give the lean and clean diet a try at Ziziki’s because it’s better for your health - it’s science!