"This is a great substitution for Mashed Potatoes. It's lighter and just as tasty. I started making this about 6 years ago when I decided that we didn't really need another heavy carb on the table at Thanksgiving. Now I know that there are some die hard mashed potato fans out there that would never forego their decadent whipped potato pudding, however, I say give it shot. Even my brother in law who could eat mashed potatoes for every meal liked it. Happy eating!!!"
Cauliflower Garlic Mash
• 2-3 medium heads of Cauliflower • ½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese • 2 cloves minced garlic • ½ cup heavy cream, milk, or skim milk (whatever you prefer in your mashed potato recipe) • ½ stick Land O'Lakes butter • ¼ cup of vegetable broth or chicken broth • salt and pepper to taste Recipe:
Prasopita "prah-soh-pee-tah" - Leek and Cheese Pie
"Leeks are harvested and eaten in the wintertime in Greece, and so this pita is served during the colder months. If you've never had leeks before, they are like very mildly flavored onions. They also have a prominent place in Greek mythology. It is said that leeks were included in ritual offerings to Leto, the mother of the twin Greek gods Apollo and Artemis, because she craved them during her pregnancy. Today, when the winter months roll around, I also crave this leek-stuffed phyllo pie. It has light and airy texture with a very sophisticated and delicate flavor. This was my father's very favorite of all the Pita dishes and therefore I wanted to share it with my family at Home and Family in his honor. I love you and miss you everyday Baba!!"
Ingredients: (Serves 8)
• ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin Greek olive oil, divided • 2 pounds leeks, halved, white and soft green parts thinly sliced, washed well, and dried • ½ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint • 4 large eggs • ½ pound Greek mizithra cheese (or ricotta) • ½ teaspoon sea salt • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • ½ pound brine-packed Greek feta, crumbled • 1 (1-pound) package phyllo dough sheets (13 x 18 inches), thawed
These recipes are from the forthcoming book: "It's All Greek To Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old Recipes" by Debbie Matenopoulos.
All recipes ©2013 by Debbie Matenopoulos and PCA Creative LLC. All rights reserved. And make sure you follow Debbie on twitter @iamdebbiem.