Question by live*laugh*love: Know any yummy mediterranean recipes and/or tips for cooking healthy?
I’m greek, so I know most of the greek recipes. Unfortunately, living in the middle of nowhere and in the dead of winter is not a good time or place to cook Greek. Since the vast majority of the flavor in greek cooking is meant to come from fresh vegetables… I’m kind of stuck. I’m looking for Mediterranean recipes that can still taste, well… fresh, without necessitating fresh veggies. That being said, it should be as healthy as possible. And the real challenge: no fish.
Answer by dreamerslullabye
I grew up in a Lebanese-American family, which has a very similar style to that of Greek cooking (same Mediterranean background) and I recently learned of a recipe from a family friend that turned out GREAT! It was spinach, sauteed lightly in olive oil with pine nuts, onions, and ground beef, seasoned with the traditional Lebanese seasonings (salt, pepper, allspice) and put over rice pilaf (I substituted brown rice though, as its a bit healthier). It was really good and was super easy to make!
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