Savory mini pies, also known as hand pies or picnic pies, are filled with a delicious vegetarian mixture of spinach and feta cheese and are perfect for serving as an appetizer, picnic snack or party hors d’oeuvre!
Raise your hand if you love picnics! Living in San Diego with almost perfect weather year-round, we love doing picnics at the beach and the parks in our neighborhood.
Sometimes, we wrap up Chicken Fajita Burritos and take those on our picnic (so very So Cal of us!), other times we just grab a baguette, cheese, crackers and fruit and make it a charcuterie plate picnic and sometimes we invite friends and make it a potluck picnic, which is perfect for bringing these mini pies, also known as picnic pies (fitting!) or hand pies. Basically they’re an individual, hand-held pie that’s easy to transport!
Mediterranean grilled vegetables, pita bread & feta cheese are served with an assortment of hummus varieties on a delicious veggie & hummus plate!
For today’s post, I partnered up with my friends at Sabra Hummus to share this tasty Mediterranean platter filled with grilled vegetables and Sabra Hummus!
One of my favorite things about grilling is the camaraderie around it. You get your friends and family together, fire up the grill and spend all day outside soaking up the sun with wonderful conversation and great food.
Between the burgers and brats, it’s time for the “unofficial meal” of the day, and that’s where Sabra Hummus, and this Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Platter comes into play!
After leaving NYC, I headed down to Washington DC to eat my way through yet another city!
I’m now on a plane back to home sweet sunny San Diego. As soon as I arrive home I’ll be heading straight into the kitchen! I have so many awesome recipe ideas that I can’t wait to create and share with you all for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving & Thanksgiving leftovers!
The Best Greek Turkey Taco Recipe combines Greek spiced ground turkey with an easy cucumber tomato salsa and feta cheese in warm pita bread for a delicious, quick and healthy dinner, made in just 29 minutes!
When it comes to tacos, I’ve yet to meet one that I don’t like!
A blend of couscous, sun dried tomatoes, garlic and feta are combined in this 10 minute Mediterranean couscous salad recipe!
I realized 2 things after my first week back at school, I despise anything math related and I always lose weight while I’m in school because I never have time to eat!
With a back-to-back class schedule and boat loads of homework I will sometimes go all day only eating an energy bar and large cappuccino (not a great thing for someone who loves food as much as I do!)
Needless to say when I got home from school today I had consumed a Trader Joes fruit and nut trail mix bar and a 7-eleven french vanilla cappuccino… and it was now 5:00 pm… I was very hungry and I needed something QUICK!!
Today’s recipe was inspired by both what was in my pantry that I could make fast, as well as a recipe from one of my Food Network favorite’s, Guy Fieri.
Couscous is a very quick cooking mediterranean grain and one of the healthiest grain-based products out there!
It’s low in fat, high in protein and lower on the glycemic index than pasta.
Ingredients (serves 2)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup couscous
1/4 cup feta cheese (crumbled)
Begin by heating the olive oil in a medium skillet, next add the garlic and red pepper flakes, sauté for 1 minute.
Next, add the sun-dried tomatoes and sauté an additional minute.
Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil.
Add the couscous then remove the skillet from the heat and cover.
After 5 minutes remove the lid and fluff with a fork.
Now it’s time to add the cheese (my favorite part!) I used the mediterranean feta from Trader Joe’s which worked perfect for this recipe, but regular feta will work too!
Now toss together with salt and pepper to taste and you have a healthy, simple, delicious meal in about 10 minutes!
If you haven’t noticed yet most of my lunches do not involve meat, for 2 reasons, meat dishes usually take longer to cook and meat is expensive.
My goal with lunch is creating something delicious, yet also quick and inexpensive!