Posts Tagged ‘spinach’

Spanakopita

May 5, 2010

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We’ve made this one before, and each time we make it we wonder why we don’t cook with phyllo more often. Such an easy and wonderful dish filled with amazing spinach flavour, salty feta and creamy ricotta cheese. The onion and garlic adds a nice balance, and the phyllo ends up perfectly every time. Of course, buying the ready made frozen phyllo makes it a no-brainer. I can’t say I’ve attempted the phyllo-from-scratch thing… yet.

And while fresh spinach is certainly nice, frozen spinach works just as well – making it even easier.

Our friends Adam and Emily helped us out with this one as we made it for the same meal as the 40-clove chicken and baguettes, so I was a bit preoccupied. They laid out layers of dough and brushed oil like pros! It’s really handy to have someone else do all of the work on something in your own kitchen. Come over anytime, guys!

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Spinach & Artichoke Calzones

October 25, 2009

CalzonesSometimes when I make a “need to make” list, I actually cross things off quickly! No, I haven’t made that yummy Sharing Bread, the Date Spice Loaf, the Crumpets… or even the Crème brûlée ice cream – but I did make an effort. We sought out some ascorbic acid for the Sharing Bread, but no luck. Well, some luck- but we weren’t willing to spend $10 at Whole Foods for one bread ingredient. Maybe some other time.

What we did get to, was the Spinach & Artichoke Calzones. Yet another recipe from a fellow blogger.  We’d wanted to make calzones for awhile, but were never properly inspired. When I saw her blog post, I knew it was time. And mmmMmm, what a yummy time it was.

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Middle Eastern Chickpeas with Spinach

October 20, 2009

This was one of the first recipes that we deemed “company worthy.” It has such a lovely mix of flavours in this dish – spinach, chickpeas, lovely spices with a nice citrus splash, and a mint yogurt sauce to top it off. We usually serve it over orzo, but it works well with pita or rice as well. Not only is it super tasty, but it’s quite healthy and super quick to prepare as well. It’s hard to beat that combination.

It had been awhile since we’d made it, and we really enjoyed rediscovering it. It’s from one of our many Moosewood cookbooks: Low-Fat Favorites. (more…)