Archive | February, 2011

Spanakopita

21 Feb

Today’s recipe comes from healthy-quick-meals.com.

In an attempt to be more accommodating for my vegetarian friends, I consciously chose to make a dish that didn’t have any meat in it. Although I’m pretty divided on Greek food, I decided to give this Spanakopita (a kind of Greek spinach pie) a try. My opinion of the final product changed twice, but in the end, I enjoyed it enough to probably make it in the future when I’m entertaining my herbivorous friends.

For this recipe, you’ll need a 9×13″ baking pan.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 45-60 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 pound spinach (about 2 bunches)
  • 5 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 pound feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 12 sheets phyllo

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Peanut Ginger Chicken

4 Feb

Today’s recipe comes from  Jaylene on NibbleDish.com.

Any chicken that’s made with peanut butter is at least enough to interest me.  Add in ginger and you’ve sold me. My kitchen partner and I made this chicken and turned it into a very hearty meal through the power of rice and broccoli. We’ve made a bunch of dishes since, but he still swears that this is hands down the best thing we’ve ever made. While I’m not so ready to give it the gold, it’s certainly in the competition for it.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • White pepper
  • Black pepper
  • Parsley flakes or fresh parsley

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