Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Classic Greek Spinach From your Food Storage

Around here, heart health is a number one concern. Because of this, we attempt to eat lots of Mediterranean Foods as they tend to be very heart healthy. We loosely follow the "Red Wine Diet".

In any healthy diet, Veggies are a substantial portion of your food needs.

We are always looking for creative and new ways to serve our veggies. One of our favorite recipes is Classic Greek Spinach. I decided to make this yummy and nutritious dish using items from my food storage, or Home Store.

~*Classic Greek Spinach From Your Pantry*~

For this recipe You will need:

2 tbs - 1c Olive Oil

1c Rice

1 can Stewed Tomatoes

1 1/2 c Thrive Spinach

4 tbs Thrive Onions

2 tbs Thrive Bell Peppers

1 Beef Bullion Cube

4 c water

1 tbs Garlic (optional)

Salt and Pepper to taste


Place spinach and water into bowl. Cover with water and allow to soak for at least 5 Min.While spinach is reconstituting, pour 2 tbs - 1 c Olive Oil into pot. (Adjust oil to your family's need and taste. Use more oil if you are planning on serving this as a main dish, or on a day you are not serving meat.) Over low heat, add onions, peppers, & optionally garlic to oil. Stir. When flavors have infused with oil, add spinach and water to pot. You may need to add a little extra water. The water needs to cover the spinach.Add bullion cube. Mix ingredients well. Bring to boil. When water is boiling, add rice. Cook until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Empty one can Stewed Tomatoes into pot. Salt and pepper to taste. Return to low heat and allow to simmer 5-10 min. Serve warm.

My family loves this dish! Even those who aren't fans of spinach! The olive oil is a wonderful source of Omega 3 and healthy fats. Spinach is a "super food" and using the Thrive Freeze Dried spinach means we get the same nutrition as using fresh spinach! Tomatoes are an incredibly nutritious food and add an interesting flavor to this dish. And using stewed tomatoes makes this recipe both easy and food storage friendly. The rice adds a great color and texture to the dish. You can also use whole grain rice or brown rice depending on your family's preferences.

Happy Eating!!

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  1. That looks amazing. I loosely follow the red wine diet too.:) Seriously, I love Mediterranean food.

  2. Thanks! Mediterranean food is so yummy! And so good for you! In the past, I wasn't able to cook as much of it as I would have liked, mostly because it was incredibly hard to keep fresh produce around the house. But now that I am using more freeze dried produce, I always have fresh produce available! I am hoping to post lots more Mediterranean inspired recipes.