Cheap Meal and Good Medicine

Flatbread, Olive Oil, Za’atar

Some food to eat…

I’m making potato soup today and needed something fast for breakfast. I’ve missed this for a while. Flour tortilla’s seem to keep forever in or out of the refrigerator, so that’s my fasted solution for flatbread. Za’atar is a blend of spices and herbs of Middle Eastern tradition. It’s said that they “eat their medicine.” It’s not so well known in rural areas of the Midwest.

Something goes missing when you cook the spices – just the bread, then drizzled with olive oil and Za’atar – and salt to taste.

If you’re looking for fast and cheap alternatives between more costly meals, this is worth having in the pantry. I’ve found the best blends on Amazon, vs McCormick spices in the grocery store. It can last a long time. I’m going to stockpile some flour tortillas until I learn to make flatbread. It tastes best when the tortilla is a little charred.

I’m exploring the simple things today. Hope you’re finding old comforts and new for a retreat from the complicated things in life.

love, Debra

The Spice Way – Real Zaatar with Hyssop spice blend | 4 oz | (No Thyme that is used as an hyssop substitute). With sumac. No Additives, No Perservatives, (Za’atar/zatar/zahtar/zahatar/za atar) AMAZON

The current price on my favorite is $8.99. Doesn’t take much, so lasts a long time. (In the Bible, Hyssop was a plant that the priests used in ceremonial cleansings.) This brand is made from home-grown spices and the best I’ve found.

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