Spinach Rice

Adapted from Modern Greek by Andy Harris Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 2 lb spinach 1/3 cup long-grain white rice, washed 2 garlic cloves 4 scallions (including green), finely chopped 3 Tbsp fresh dill (including stems), finely chopped  4 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp dried...

Cucumber Sandwich

I almost hesitate to call this a recipe, but it is so delicious, simple, and a great use for all those cucumbers. Makes 1 sandwich Ingredients: 2 slices of bread (country white works well, but you can use whatever you like) 1 T mayonnaise 1 small cucumber, peeled and...

Chickpea and Carrot Sauté

This yummy sauté makes a great side dish with any piece of grilled meat, poultry or seafood. Adapted from Real Simple Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 1 T olive oil 4 medium carrots, sliced ¼” thick 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1 15.5 oz can of chickpeas, rinsed...

Eggplant Rolls

From Food & Nutrition, a quarterly journal on healthy eating. These are thinly sliced eggplant wrapped around a rice filling and baked with tomato sauce and feta.  A delicious light vegetarian entree; you can also add some cooked ground beef or turkey...

Beet, Carrot and Pistachio Salad

I saw this recently in Cooking Light magazine, and it positively sang to me—beautiful golden beets, vibrant carrots and the crunch of pistachios. Yum.  I like to dollop plain Greek yogurt on mine too, or crumble goat cheese on top.  Swap out the...