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Spanakopita

A Greek recipe.

Reblogged from: A Life Moment

Spinach Filo Pastry – Spanakopita / Byrek

Spanakopita/Byrek is one of my favourite recipes ever, in fact I consider it as a special treat as it is healthy, delicious and nice to look at. You can use spanakopita as a starter and even make a really good impression if you cook it to a party with your friends or  family. I believe that what makes it special is the fact that it really enhances the flavour of the vegetables taking away the earthy and bland taste.

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This recipe is flexible, you can substitute different greens, spinach, chard, etc and you can change the ricotta cheese for feta.

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$1 Wine, but is it Plonk?

Australia’s wine ‘cheaper than a bottle of water’

A bottle of red wine on sale for A$1 on a tasting table in Melbourne

It depends what wine you’re looking at and where you get your bottled water, but on some big retailers’ shelves in Australia it’s not too hard today to find water that is more expensive than wine.

You may be considering a little-known bottle of red that’s sitting in a bargain bucket selling for one Australian dollar (53p).

Or you could be about to purchase a well-known white going for A$2.99.

That’s all before you spot your favourite four-litre box of cask wine selling for less than A$17.

Whatever you fancy, if you compare your purchase to an average 350ml of bottled water selling for about A$2.50, “then you’ve certainly got wine that’s cheaper than buying a bottle of water,” says Prof Kym Anderson from the Wine Economics Research Centre in Adelaide.

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Crispy Cajun Salmon

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I confess, the ingredient list looks like a real clash of cultures but this is the crispiest batter and the salmon holds the Cajun spice flavour so well, it is a delicious treat.

Traditionally catfish would be used with this recipe but it works well with snapper too.

My Cajun spice rub recipe is in the blog or use your preferred mix.

Serves 6 with side dishes.

You want the recipe? Check Cooking up the Pantry

Healthy Hangover

How to have a healthy hangover: sweet potato wedges

Sweet potato wedges and fried egg Photograph: James Wragg

You know you’re about to face the hangover of the festive season. But it’s okay – we’re going to get through this, together.

While you’re still upright, pop down to the shops and get some sweet potatoes and eggs and you’ll be all set for the big day. Parchment paper would be good too, if you can find some.

Because I’m a fellow student, I know just how tempting it is to order takeout when you’re hung over. I’ll hazard a guess that the last time you dialled up was when you were hung over, waiting for a film to buffer in a darkened room.

How much do you think you’ve spent on hangover fast food during your academic career? I’m willing to bet that it’s a couple of hundred pounds.

And let’s not even get into the nutritional value of the food you’ve been devouring while avoiding the rest of the world in your grotty pyjamas.

A thought struck me one hungover day this summer – in between binge watching sitcoms online and deliberating on takeaway pizza toppings – why didn’t I just cook something from scratch?

It took a bit of effort to crawl into the kitchen, but my body and my wallet were both extremely grateful.

And since my epiphany, I’ve been blogging about easy recipes that you can follow even in the dark depths of a hangover.

Here’s an incredibly simple recipe to get you started. It’s inspired by the classic greasy-spoon egg and chips, but don’t let that put you off. It’s cheap, healthier, and super easy to make.

Eggs are the perfect hangover food – they contain cysteine, which is used by the body to break down toxins.

And sweet potatoes are a source of complex carbohydrates, which will mean a slow release of energy to help you through your challenging day.

Best of all, this recipe is vegetarian – and gluten free. I have a friend with coeliac disease who swears by these wedges. Here’s how to get cracking.

Source: TheGuardian click for the recipe

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