" I truly think it is best to be a robin lightly dressed concocting soup inside my nest" ~Maurice Sendak

Escape



I don't know about you but I am ready...
Ready for warm weather, ready to get away from all this snow.
But unfortunately exotic cuisine is about as close as it gets to going somewhere warm this year.

This dish brings us the sunny flavors of Greece. A place I wish I could escape to right now.
Chock full of vegetables this is a nutritional powerhouse. Spinach, tomatoes, olives and garlic are among healthiest foods to eat.
This can be served as a vegetarian entree or as a side dish along side lamb, chicken or fish.

So here's to hoping to add a little Mediterranean sunshine to your winter day!


Greek Pilaf

  • ~olive oil
  • 1 cup of white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups of vegetable broth (chicken may also be used)
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup of chopped spinach (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/4 cup of sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup of halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup of feta cheese
  • squeeze of lemon

In a pot heat the olive oil.
Add the garlic and saute until soft.
Add the rice and oregano mix well .
Add the broth and bring to a boil .
Reduce heat and add the spinach, tomatoes and olives.
Simmer until rice is tender. (about 20 minutes).
Add the feta and mix through.
Serve with a dash of lemon juice.

Wine Suggestion: Pinto Grigio

Cheers!