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Greek Spaghetti Salad

Greek Spaghetti Salad

Greek Spaghetti Salad: Flavors of a Greek summer tossed with spaghetti in a lemony-garlic dressing.

Greek Spaghetti Salad | figsandfeta.comIt’s that time of year again. The time we start thinking of cook-outs, picnics and pool parties. All this outdoor play makes us hungry! I think it is only appropriate to kick off my summer with this Greek Spaghetti Salad using basic Greek flavors and ingredients.

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Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Basil-Spinach Lemon Pesto

Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Basil-Spinach Lemon Pesto, Spiralized Vegetables, Baked Breaded Shrimp and Roasted Tomatoes

According to the calendar Spring has officially arrived! (A big shout-out to my east coast friends and family! You did it! You survived!)

So here we go: a whole new crop of fresh fruits and vegetables to work with in the kitchen. Easter is just around the corner and in the Greek home that is a whole feast in and among itself… more on that in the coming weeks. With the weather warming and the plants blooming it’s time for me to set some seasonal goals:

  1. Eat right;
  2. Log some more miles on my running shoes because swimsuit season is knocking on the door;
  3. Reward myself with a few new spring-worthy outfits! (1 and 2 need to seriously happen before 3 is even considered!)

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Savory Pastitsio Cups

Pastichio-Cups-20Pastitsio (pahs-TEET-see-o) is a well-known Greek meal. Some refer to it as “the Greek lasagna” and just like lasagna, a large pan of this delicious pasta based favorite goes a long way. But this dish can be tricky; creating a nice thick layer of béchamel sauce on the top of layers of noodles and spiced seasoned meat is an art and when it doesn’t go your way, it can be a disappointing disaster. Trust me, I’ve prepared many of them (disappointing disasters, that is.).  Sometimes I feel like I am praying and wishing for the béchamel to levitate atop the layers… but that never seems to work for me.


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