Some Healthy Food Fun:    Dinner and a Movie
The 300

On the Menu:  Greek Tacos
Video:   Clips from The 300     Making Greek Tacos

"This is Sparta!!"   
 --King Leonidas


As much as I get meticulous in my movie watching as pertains to historical realism, especially in military movies, 'The 300' was totally the opposite, a cross between a movie and a cartoon, full of phantasm and monsters, but nonetheless, I watch it whenever I catch it on TV or cable, a sure sign that it is worth of my elite "Dinner and a Movie" club.

I try not to over analyze why I like movies and such, but if I can say anything, this movie was "brilliantly creative".

The underlying story was a real event, in 480 B.C, where 300 Greek Spartans defended the mountain pass at Thermopylae against a huge Persian army, numbering perhaps in the hundreds of thousands, some sources say over a million.


Anyone who know their history knows that there is no way I could prepare the traditional Spartan Warrior's diet for this meal. Spartans were trained to be the fiercest warriors, and they had some pretty harsh food that I will refrain from mentioning here, for fear of making you lose your appetite.

Thus, I suppose no need to get too authentic with the theme. I did wanna cook something the modern day warriors that many of us are can chow down on to get us through a busy day. That being said, for this "Dinner and a Movie" I will preparing Greek Tacos.


Greek Tacos


Greek Tacos


1 tablespoon organic olive oil
2 pounds grass fed ground lamb (find grass fed meats near you here)

Pink Himalayan or Kosher Salt
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 organic red onion, minced
1 teaspoon organic dried oregano
4 cloves organic garlic, minced
1 tablespoon organic tomato paste
2 tablespoons dry red wine


Feta Mint Tzatziki:

1 organic English cucumber
Pink Himalayan or Kosher Salt
1 cup grass-fed whole-milk Greek yogurt
1/2 cup crumbled grass fed feta cheese
1 clove organic garlic, minced or pressed
2 tablespoons organic minced fresh mint

Cucumber Tomato Relish:

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 firm organic tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 organic English cucumber, seeded and diced
1/2 organic red onion, diced
Freshly ground black pepper

Quality pitas, oiled with olive oil and lightly griddled on each side, note that I don't eat  lot of bread and grains but when I do, I utilize papaya enzymes to digest gluten

....see video at upper right for instructions


WARNING.....Graphic battle footage below (by some standards)


Was just thinking about what actor Will Smith said in an interview, pertaining to the fact that there should be something in your life worth standing and dying for. I'm speaking of honorable things as opposed to the multitudes of humanity seemingly ready to die and become fossilized in meaningless causes and struggles. It is all subjective I suppose.

There is a, I suppose, a noble philosophy which I have, which I will keep personal, but I am fully prepared to make a "last stand" and die for that cause if need be. My Cause is nothing arcane, it pertains to male-female relationships. I suppose that is the metaphor this story is really throwing out there, that sometimes you have to stand and die for what is right, and maybe, like the legend of The 300, those personal, honorable things we choose to stand and die for will also echo throughout all of eternity.

~stay healthy~


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