Sunday, September 14, 2008

Spinach Banista

This is one my my favs. It is delicious and easy to make.

-300 g chopped frozen spinach(I bought a package for 0.99 on sale. My suggestion would be to wait until they're on sale and stock up)
-1 pack of phyllo pastry sheet
-6-7 eggs
-300g feta cheese, crumbled
-300 g of plain yogurt
-1/2 can of carbonated water
-butter, sunflower oil

What to do:

-preheat the oven to 325 degress celcius
-mix the eggs, thawed spinach, feta cheese and yogurt
-mix butter(melted), sunflower oil and use to lubricate pan.
-Layer two sheets of phyllo pastry on top of oiled pan (with a smaller pan, just fold the sheet)
-Place mixture and spread on sheet
-place another two sheet phyllo, brush butter mixture, place mixture

once the phyllo, butter, mixture repetition is done (when you run out of mixture), cut the banista and add the carbonated water on top.

Bake for 40 minutes.

Et Voila!

Three Sisters Stew

1 tsp oil l large onion,
sliced l clove garlic,
crushed l jalapeno chili, finely chopped
2 squash of different kinds, e.g. butternut and acorn, peeled and sliced
2 large or 4 small zucchini, cut into l inch pieces
3 cups fresh or frozen green beans, cut into l inch pieces
l cup fresh or frozen corn
l teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 tsp savory salt and black pepper to taste
2 (l6-ounce) cans kidney or pinto beans
1-2 cups vegetable stock or water (don't let the stew boil dry)

Saute onion, garlic and chili for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Cook covered over a low heat 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently until squash is tender.
Serve with wholewheat bread and a green salad.