bookmark_borderSavoury Spinach Muffins – Revamped!

This is a recipe I originally posted in 2010, but I’ve come back to make this a lot healthier. The trick is substituting Greek yogurt for half of the oil! It cuts down the calories in the muffins from 175 to 115 with way less fat. They’re just as moist, as well! The recipe originally had 1/2 cup of olive oil, and now only has 1/4 cup + 2tbsp of Greek yogurt. I think you’ll love them.

These muffins make a fantastic addition to any brunch, or a great side dish for pretty much anything. They’re incredibly versatile and I’ve also made this with zucchini, if you’re not a fan of spinach. They’re fluffy, hearty, and have a lot of flavour without a lot of work.

Savoury Spinach Muffin
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bookmark_borderPersian Chicken Bastilla

Bastilla (also called Pastilla) is a rustic savoury and sweet meat pie originating in Morocco. This version is from a Persian cookbook and is a bit different than other recipes I’ve seen. I’ve adapted the recipe to be more exact and to omit onions and coriander, replacing them with other spices. This dish is flavourful, aromatic and each bite has a mix of textures that is just divine.

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bookmark_border4 Ingredient Cheesy Drop Biscuits

Biscuits aren’t biscuits in Australia. In Australia “biscuits” are cookies, and they don’t have anything like American biscuits. In America, biscuits are served instead of bread rolls with some meals. They’re scone-like, hearty, buttery, and are an amazing comfort food. Drop biscuits aren’t kneaded or cut into circle shapes like some biscuits are. They’re by far the simplest type to make, and this recipe goes a step further by even cutting down on the number of ingredients that most recipes have. These are delicious as a side with bbq chicken, roasts, or even for breakfast with eggs. I was looking through recipes for these and wondering why they had so many ingredients. I gave it a try with just the basics and it’s better than anything else I’ve tried!

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bookmark_borderSpinach Feta Quiche

Quiche doesn’t have to be heavy, soggy, or greasy. It’s possible to have a light tasting quiche that is also creamy and full of flavorful ingredients! This quiche is quite simple to make and excellent for any meal of the day. With fresh dill and feta, it really lightens up the flavor and is lower in fat than other types of quiche. Serve with a side salad and some bread for an elegant but simple meal.

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bookmark_borderBaked Pasta Alla Norma (Eggplant Pasta)

Pasta Alla Norma is one of Sicily’s most iconic dishes – a fresh tasting combination of pasta, crushed tomato, garlic, eggplant, basil and cheese. Pasta Alla Norma translates wonderfully to being a baked dish and tastes even better the next day. If you like eggplant parmesan, you’ll love this (and it’s lighter, too)! I’ve also included steps for the one true way to keep eggplant from getting bitter, and also a recipe for my own simple Italian pasta sauce. The key to a fresh tasting pasta recipe is to keep it simple and make things from scratch. It’s worth it!

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