Who else is feeling the full brunt of winter? We’ve been playing Pass the Parcel with various colds and ailments in our family, which is why it’s taken me over a week to get around to posting about this Cheats’ Spanakopita. I love all things green as I’ve mentioned once or twice (or maybe 100 times), so Spanakopita is one of my all-time favourite dishes. However, filo pastry is most definitely NOT one of my favourite things to deal with – fiddly and temperamental, two characteristics that are guaranteed to have me run for the hills….
There’s something about the word ‘fritter’ that just SOUNDS decadent, doesn’t it? Corn fritters, prawn fritters, apple fritters… it conjures images of delicious little parcels of deep-fried goodness, all crisp and fatty on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside. Delicious, right?
Spaghetti with spinach and cavolo nero salsa verde
Pasta with vibrant green veggies (c) Flynn & Tonic
Pasta gets a bit of an unfair rap IMO. It’s always demonised as an anti-health food, probably in part thanks to our mates over on Team Paleo and Atkins. OK sure, if you’re planning to eat your body weight in a cheesy, cream-laden pasta dish then you’re probably not going to win any awards in the nutrition stakes, but pasta can be a great vehicle for getting a fair whack of your daily veggie intake. Still not convinced? You can up the health quota even more by choosing a wholemeal or spelt variety instead of your standard (delicious) white version.