Cookbook Challenge #20: Spanakopita from Linda McCartney on Tour
This book was gifted to me by my mom when I was in university. As I previously mentioned, I went through a vegetarian stint, and my roommates and I loved to try dishes from around the world. Bingo! Linda McCartney (Paul's first wife), a dedicated vegetarian, put together this colourful book full of exotic meat-free dishes.
|I particularly like the photos of the meat-less chocolate soufflé and custard. |
It's such a relief to have vegetarian desert options.
As soon as I started putting the meal together, I discovered a critical error - I bought 1lb of spinach instead of 2! Given that spinach is a pretty important ingredient in "Greek Spinach Pie", I debated delaying the meal for another night. But things were already cooking, so I decided to forge ahead.
I was amazed at how much the spinach cooked down; I started to worry about my plan to use half the required amount. I added some extra leeks & feta to make up for the missing spinach, crossed my fingers and popped it in the oven.
|Short Spanakopita with Mediterranean Salad|
Tada! It worked! I suppose it might have been taller if I had used the correct amount of spinach, but it was still delicious. And I have to say, it was much easier than expected. Hopefully next time I won't cook the edges quite as much.
I'm still not even half way through my cookbook challenge. What book shall I chose next?
|Finley likes his mommy's cooking!|