Tuesday, April 7, 2015


This blog post is late. During our Food Revolution Meat Free week my plan was to tell you about one of my favorite meat free recipes...Jamie Oliver's Spinach and Feta Filo Pie from the Meals in Minutes Cookbook. I was going to tell you how easy this recipe is and how Jamie says it is a great meal to make when you have company over for dinner. I remember the first time I made this being so proud of myself because it is quite impressive when it's done and it makes you look like you pulled off some master chef skills in the kitchen. You can giggle to yourself knowing that it was really easy to make. That's what I was going to tell you. But instead I'm going to tell you about how I ended up in Urgent Care. Because of my pie. With Second degree burns. On my typing fingers. Sniffle. Sniffle. 

So, this awesome recipe begins in a pan on top of the stove with some pretty green baby spinach. 

Then moves to the 400 degree oven. 

I took the pan out of the oven just as my sweet husband was walking in the door. Since this is a pan that we usually use on top of the stove I wanted to make sure he knew not to touch the handle and that it had been in the very hot oven. So I said out loud, "Don't touch the pan on top of the stove, it has been in the oven and the whole thing is really hot." Not even a minute later, I don't know what I was thinking, I grabbed the pan handle. It hurt. It really, really hurt. I cried. One spot especially started to blister up and I knew I needed to get some medical attention. So, off I went to Urgent Care. 

Now, normally I would have some nice photos of my Spinach and Feta Filo Pie for you. But, I don't have any photos of the beautiful pie. I was in Urgent Care with a doctor. But here's a photo of what my family had done to it when I got home (I think they liked it):

If you'd like to make your own Spinach and Feta Filo Pie here's the recipe. But, please be careful!


Sunday, March 22, 2015

M is for Meat Free

This month, Jamie Oliver has challenged the Food Revolution Ambassadors to go Meat Free for one week, March 23-29. So starting tomorrow, whether they like it or not, my family will be going meat free. I have a couple of great recipes on tap to help us get through (this is a first for us) and I wanted to share them with you. 

The first is a Food Revolution favorite, Vegetable Jalfrezi. Here's a flashback to that blog post...


The second is a recipe from another Jamie Oliver cookbook, Meals In Minutes. This recipe is one my family also loves. Here's a video on how to make it and I'll be blogging about this one later this week...



And don't forget to let me know if you try any of them out.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Recipe Rewind

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of my blog, I made the first recipe from my Food Revolution Cookbook Challenge, Mini Shell Pasta with a Creamy Smoked Bacon and Pea Sauce (pg. 52). This is the recipe that started my journey, where I cooked 173 recipes in 365 days. I thought it would be fun to go back and read my first blog post on this recipe. First of all, that toddler that was crawling around by my feet is now in First Grade! I remember being so stressed to make this and thinking that it was so much work. Well, I think I've come a long way because making it again was so quick and easy. My family was shocked when a short 20 minutes after I started I called out that dinner was almost ready. The mint and the peas together make it a great spring time meal and how can you go wrong with bacon?