Light Spam Gyro Meat

"In my continuing efforts to re-purpose things in my pantry, my journey takes me to one of my favorite foods. The gyros, I mean, though I don't hate Spam. Marinading the gyro meat in the seasoning makes it a close approximation to the real thing. To really make this special, I highly recommend making your own bread, such as the kind found in the following link:, and topping it off with homemade tzatziki sauce, such as the one in this link:"
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  • Slice the entire block of Spam thinly along the narrow side.
  • Blend the remaining ingredients thoroughly, and mix in with sliced Spam so that each piece is coated.
  • Chill in refrigerator, covered, for at least 30 minutes.
  • Cook in a medium-hot pan in a single layer, turning each piece over after a few minutes.
  • Place on freshly-made Gyro bread (, and top with chopped tomato, onions, and tzatziki sauce.

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I have two teenagers who keep things very busy around our house during the daytime. I also work long hours at Ford Motor Company, and I do want to spend time with my family every day. If I try to cook when my kids have their friends over, I'm certain to be interrupted. In other words, my available times for cooking are very limited. I don't want to give up on anything I love - my family, my job, my cooking - so I do most of my cooking after everyone has gone to bed. My wife is a teacher, so this can be very late at night during the summer. Sometimes, I don't get started with my prep work until 12:30 a.m. Am I crazy?? Maybe. I'm also constantly working on healthier ways to prepare food. I deconstruct every recipe I like, and try to make it with healthier ingredients. The big challenge is keeping the food tasty. I believe it's possible to enjoy what you eat and still be healthy. I lost 15 pounds in 6 months largely by preparing my own food (and exercising). If I didn't keep such loony hours, I'd call myself "The Healthy Gourmet".
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