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Greek Pizza

19 Jan

This is probably one of my favorite dishes to make and I wanted to share. It is very fast, simple, and a crowd will love it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large Pizza Crust ( I use boboli)
  • 1 Package Pizza Sauce (bobli)
  • 1 Package fresh baby Spinach
  • Feta Cheese
  • Black Olives
  • Butter and garlic salt

Where is what you are going to want to do:

  • Preheat the over 350
  • Saute the baby spinach – I use a garlic olive oil ( I set the spinach on paper towel after sauteing to get extra oil off.)
  • heat some butter and brush over pizza crust. Make sure to get the edges good
  • sprinkle with garlic salt
  • Spread pizza sauce over crust, cover crust with spinach, crumble feta over top, and finish with sliced black olives.

All ingredient amounts are to your liking. I just a handful of olives sliced, and lots of feta. =)

Put it in the oven for 20 minutes, let it cool for 5, and serve!

Let me know what you think!

ps – Do you have any great homemade pizza’s that you make?

xoxo

Mediterranean Shrimp

18 Jan

I was reading an old “US” Magazine today and I came across an article about celebrity diets. One in particular caught my attention, the Mediterranean diet. On this diet you snack on things like olives, cheese, fresh seafood, whole grain bread and the best part about this diet is that drinking wine is a main component! A diet full of cheese, olives and wine? Sounds like my kind of situation! I decided to cook a simple Mediterranean inspired meal tonight so I could have an excuse to poor myself a nice glass of wine (hey, its part of the diet!)

I searched through some cookbooks and came across Greek-Style Shrimp Sauté

What you’ll need:

Olive Oil 2 TBS
Vinaigrette 2 TBS
1 ½ LBS peeled shrimp (I don’t like de-gunking shrimp so I bought it already peeled)
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
12 chopped Kalamata Olives
1/3 cup Feta Cheese
1 cup Mushrooms cut up (optional, I like mushrooms so I included them)

Serve over rice (I chose Couscous… it’s my new obsession)

Getting Started:

1. Heat large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 1 TBS EVOO and 1 TBS Vinaigrette and Shrimp – Cook Shrimp until done (Pink)
2. Remove shrimp from pan and add mushrooms first and 1 TBS EVOO and 1 TBS Vinaigrette. Add tomatoes and cook until heated.
3. Remove pan from heat, add shrimp again and sprinkle with Feta cheese
4. Serve over rice

My boyfriend loved this dish. He is so proud of me and my new adventure in cooking! Be sure to try this meal out and don’t forget to have a nice glass of wine with it!