Since receiving our Wedding Gift list items from John Lewis I have been on a bit of a cooking spree. How amazing it is to finally have all of the kitchen utensils and bits you have always wanted. My desire to become the next Betty Crocker seems somewhat more feasible now that I have an arrange of lovely serving platters! Haha
Jokes aside, I love cooking and all my new gear has kick started a new motivation in me to create scrumptious yet healthy meals for my family (and some not so healthy!)
In order to get healthier my husband and I have decided to incorporate more vegetarian dishes in to our weekly meals. With more and more research suggesting that our overly meaty western diets are to blame for a lot of health problems we thought it no harm to try a few veggie meals.
We love Spinach and we love Feta. I remember eating delicious spinach and feta Pide from the local Turkish baker back when I was a kid. It was something I would always reminisce about and think to myself I must try to recreate something similar. So with my new platters, there was no stopping me :p!
Gluten Free Spinach and Feta Pie
1 Large Bag of Organic Baby Spinach – I buy the big bag from Sainsbury’s which is about 400g)
1 Chopped White Onion
1 Block of Feta
2 Pods of Crushed Garlic
Splash of Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Jus-Rol Gluten Free Puff Pastry – This is new from Jus Roll and the pastry is just delicious. It has become my favourite gluten-free pastry since Genius.
Preheat the oven to about 200°C
Put the chopped onion along with some Olive oil into a pan on medium heat. Add the crushed garlic and sauté until the onions are translucent.
Boil the Kettle and put the spinach leaves into a large bowl. Cover the leaves with the boiling water and wait for the leaves to wilt.
Drain the water and put the spinach into a sieve and squeeze out any extra fluid. You need to make sure the water is properly squeeze out or you risk making the pastry too soggy.
Add the spinach to another bowl along with the onions, garlic, 2 eggs and as much crumbled feta as you like. Season with some salt and pepper and then mix together.
Lay the pastry onto a baking tray and heap the spinach and feta mixture into the middle of the pastry. Lift up the edges of the pastry so the mixture doesn’t come out and fold into a bowl like structure over the mixture.
Pop it in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Cool for a few minutes before digging in.
Serve with a nice large salad.
The whole family loved it! I will definitely be making this one again!
Looking for something healthy for a sweet? Try these Sweet Potato Brownies