High AF : Food Fight Friday


This should be interesting…

To fill you in, I woke up this morning with a pesky bug bite on the back of my calf. Of course the sleeping biters never touch @dandays but always seem to feast on me. It itched, I scratched (a little), complained to Dandays and then took off on my run- business as usual.

When I got back I began my stomach and leg exercises, showed Dandays again how many bumps I had, apparently the bites spread to my ankles, foot and opposite leg, then kissed him goodbye as he headed to the gym. As soon as he left I noticed that my entire other calf was covered in welts (wtf). I immediately stopped stretching and started examining my body. Holy shizz, the welts were blanketing both legs now, all the way up to my waist. I began panicking (slightly) and rapidly sending Dandays pics along with calm texts (😉), showing him how I’ve just broken out into a full blown allergic reaction.

This is where it gets interesting…

He came back to the house quickly with some pharmaceuticals in hand and insisted I take “two of everything”. Plus, we found some Benadryl I’ve been dragging along with us on our travels so I took that too, for good measure. Now I’m here in the @foodfightfriday blogesphere writing my Food Fight Friday post high as sheet 🤦🏼‍♀️ . So before we commence forth I’d like to ask everybody to forgive any and all errors for the Benadryl and Greek windex (get it? The movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding cures all ailments with windex) have me feeling like a rockstar, I mean rocketh stareth.

Happy Food Fight Friday Everyone! I bet I won’t see any turkey dinner posts this round 🤷🏼‍♀️


Oh lord, the drugs are really kicking in now. I think I have one eye open still so I’m going to try and persevere. Isn’t that what winners do?

Above is a typical dinner plate I’ve been making lately. Our feasts are all consumed with veggies of all types these days. It’s amazing because the olive oil in Greece is the best in the world, in my opinion. Usually, I chop up a bunch of veggies, some potatoes (both sweet and sour), then roast on high for about 30 minutes. My only seasoning is oregano, freshly minced garlic, fresh ginger, salt, pepper and olive oil. I swear I could live off these meals.

This particular din din was double stuffed sweet and regular potatoes accompanied with roasted Brussels and squash, on the side of a modern Greek salad. Yes that’s feta cheese on there. What’s a Greek salad without some good ol authentic feta?


The filling: chickpeas, corn, peppers, squash, onion, garlic, mashed potato guts.


Throwing down in this tiny little kitchen…




And the finished product…



Why, that is a mini piece of spanakopita you see. It was given to me by the local bakery down the street. I stop in there weekly and buy a box of sweets to bring into the refugee center downtown. The spanakopita is amazing too.

Oh, and I’m sure you’re jonesing to know what we had for Thanksgiving so here it is…


… Thanksgiving dinner, Greek style.

Now, excuse me while I get my nap on 🥶


Peace be with you my Food Fight Peeps ✌️


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That not only look delicious, or look healthy too 😍


Soooo healthy and definitely yum!!! Veggies all day all night :)

Holy bug bites, all of your dishes always look so appetizing, it must be the angle at which you take the pictures, or maybe the lighting, or could it be the aperture of the lens. Aperture of the lens, I wonder where you find that button. 😃
Bugs do really know what they are doing when it comes to dining. @farm-mom always wonders the same thing, "Why am I getting devoured when you sit there without a care in the world."
My answer is always the same. If you were a bug, who would you rather munch on?
Enjoy your nap.


It’s definitely the aperture of the lens 🤡. Thanks for stopping by @thebigsweed and happy thanksgiving to you and yours. I’m sure I’ll see @farm-mom s creations soon enough.

The bugs, the damn bugs!!! What the sheet? It sucks!!! It sucks that we have to deal with our monthly visitor, that we have to hold our pee until we find a toilet, to which if particularly nasty then we are relegated to a squat position where our thigh muscles could be formidable with a German Olympic squatter, it unequivocally sucks that we are the preferred gender for all of the insects Thanksgiving dinner. I swear God punishes is more than his sons. I suppose that’s why he made us so pretty 🤷🏼‍♀️

My nap was good and now I’m getting ready for a battle to the bed because there will be NO dik bugs feasting on me tonight (or so I say now). Haha

God bless Sweed!

Oh my but your food looks sooo delicious, lucky man you got there;)
We're into summer here and those mozzies come buzzing around us every night but these ones must be lady mozzies as they love drinking from my hubby:)

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Ugggg, the bane of my existence, mozzies!!! I mean, what is their contribution anyway?!? Bees are so much more reasonable and probably do a better job at pollinating the world. You are quite lucky that they prefer “him” to you, a phenomenon I haven’t been fortunate enough to witness. Dandays always wakes up freshly unharmed while I have the remnants of a “last supper” up down all extremities. It’s a dang shame I tell ya @lizelle, a shame. Haha

You sure did make me sound like a good dude. You’re the hottest chef I’ve ever seen and you’re pretty funny too. Your husband must be the luckiest guy i know.

iheartu all the time beautifullest. These random appearances are a pleasant surprise. Wanna go to Israel?


Are you offering to take me to the falafel capital of the world? I’m in, all the way in, not a pinky toe out, in. Luv you too handsomest.

Oh my sweet Pura, I am wondering what kind of bloody Greek bug was that causing you such a horrible reaction. Poor you, I jsut hope you are okay by now.

The food looks fantastic as always and I am happy you are back in the kitchen. Maybe you can join our FAV Monday sometimes as well. You know we miss you.
Here is a Wonkie Award, because you are awesome! 😍
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You are awesome!!! Way to make my travel day. Would you believe that shortly after waking up today the hives started again? We are beginning to think it’s something in this house or maybe something I ate 🤷🏼‍♀️ Such a P.I.T.A. too because we are traveling today.

I’ve been popping in here and there so maybe will get in on one of these mondays again. This coming week we will be in Israel but the following we will be settling in Italy for a bit. Perhaps I’ll come up with some interesting twist of a pasta type dish… we shall see.

Thank you for coming over Lena! Your words are always so nice to hear :)


Oh boy, I hope that rash will go a way soon my sweet Pura. But Italy sounds wonderful and even if you just take photos of some fruit market, that would be enough. But do not stress over anything please, try to relax. In thee meantime, Bon Voyage and enjoy Israel. Veganism is quite big there now 💚🌿💚


Vega is mid everywhere!!! It’s seriously a beautiful thing. We just ate at a little cafe down the street from is that was all vegan and all delicious. I think we’ll go back today to try more things on the menu. I love it!! Maybe some pics are in order for FAVM 🤷🏼‍♀️

The hives are gone. It was definitely something in the last place or something I was eating in the last place. Thank God 🙏


I am happy to hear that my Sweet Pura and I would love to see some photos of that vegan cafe 😍


Okay, someone told me that I got a bunch of pics from a farmers market in Palestine today :)


I wonder who that someone may be, lol. I bet it is a mysterious admirer! Anyway, sounds fantastic, I cant wait to see them and give him a big hug for me 🍅😍🍋

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Holy insects! This looks yummy 😋


Holy insects is right!! Thank you so much @missaj :)

What a lovely dish. Unfortunately in here I never found chickpeas. I really want to find them


Maybe you’ll find them now. They will be the dry bean and may not look a lot like cooked chickpeas. Good luck my friend!

Your Food Fight Friday Contender has been entered into Round 71
May your contender make it out alive and not be placed in a permanent food coma!
Good Luck
Have a


Woohoo!!! Is a beer still a beer if it’s water? 🤷🏼‍♀️

Fresh and healthy

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I hope you recover from your bug bite soon. Sounds quite nasty. But the food looks delicious!

Hello there my friend, you sure do create colorful and healthy meals.
I double stuff spuds myself, in fact it's on tomorrows menu, made with sweet potatoes.
I just love having our own potatoes right there in our cold storage, so grateful for this year's spud harvest, it was mind blowing to see this year's bounty.
You can do so much with potatoes and sweet potatoes, I just got an Air Fryer. Love it already and I only used it once.
Have a wonderful weekend...Almost forgot, your trip is amazing, caught @dandays and your two day adventure. Give the guy a hug from me, I felt like I was there with you. Great photography.


Thanks! Double stuffed potatoes are the best. Such a comfort food. You can almost stuff them with anything and it will be good. No surprise there, potatoes are the best. I’m so envious of your garden. What a feeling to go to ones own backyard, pick some fresh grown veggies, and create a nutrient rich meal for the family. You go girl!!!

Those mini fryers are awesome too. Perfect for making falafel or anything else fried. Big hugs all around my friend. Enjoy your weekend of lots of food at the Sweed house 😘

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Wow, that is some yummy food... and all this made on drugs?! :smirk: Wow again!


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