Foodie Friday РOasis Mediterranean Deli & Grill in Cocoa, Florida 

Oasis is right on US1 in Cocoa near the Village.

513 South Cocoa Blvd. 321-433-9991

Salam & Ziad Abudallo are the owners.

I got the falafel pita wrap and he asked me the golden question that wins my heart every time: Do you want that spicy? Of course! It was delicious! I love that you can also purchase some grocery items that you cannot always find at your regular grocery store. I brought it in for the salon staff to try and they are now hooked. The falafel is a great option for vegetarians but they also have lamb and chicken if you don’t want to go meatless. 

  

I brought the other half of my meal to the salon for everyone to try and they were incredibly impressed.

Foodie Friday-Dinner with Friends 

 I love having dinner parties and cooking for friends. Usually, Sundays are my designated casual dinner party day. I made my Caribbean-ish dinner because it is something different and feeds a crowd. I have a very rogue and go with the flow cooking style. A little bit of this, a little bit of that!  

  

I lightly coated a large casserole dish with coconut oil and then placed chicken breasts in the dish. I drizzled a little bit of teriyaki over the chicken and applied a healthy amount of curry powder and jerk seasoning. After straining a can of crushed pineapple, I topped the chicken off with it and brown sugar. I baked it at 350 until the chicken was cooked all the way through and then broiled the last few minutes to give the pineapple a caramelized finish. Top it off with fresh cilantro and scallions and enjoy. 
  

I had more people show up than expected and having a fear of not having enough for everyone, I opened my pantry for an episode of Chopped to whip up another side dish. I mixed hominy, corn, garlic seasoning, paprika, hot sauce, cream of chicken and topped with cheddar and baked it! 

  

I always serve this dish with jasmine rice and black beans. I topped it with raw onions and mixed balsamic with lime and a hint of soy sauce and garlic seasoning to drizzle over the beans and rice. Definitely a hit and fairly easy and inexpensive to make.