Cooking Delights

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Spanakopita (Spinach Pie) - rerun

I decided to make the spanakopita from Vegan with a Vengance again. It is a really yummy meal and heats up well for left overs. This meal is also quite nutritious. The spanakopita is made with tofu so it has a good protein count. Calorie for calorie, leafy green vegetables like spinach with its delicate texture and jade green color provide more nutrients than any other food. It helps to protect against osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, arthritis, and other diseases at the same time. I served the spanakopita with an avacado. Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol. Avocados are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. Adequate intake of potassium can help to guard against circulatory diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke.


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