Whether in a large or small household, you often want to cook once and subsequently enjoy an extra meal or two for the effort. When that’s the case in a small household, this Mediterranean-inspired salad won’t get tiring. Healthful high-protein quinoa, grilled summer vegetables, fresh herbs, a lively lemon and olive oil dressing and feta cheese are combined to make a light and refreshing salad for lunch or as a side dish to accompany grilled meats, poultry or seafood.
Meat loaf is considered to be an American invention; however, the concept of combining ground meat with other ingredients and then cooking them together in loaf form goes back centuries. Meat loaf became popular in this country around World War II as a thrifty way to use up ingredients before they spoiled.
Meat loaf is one of my most requested items from clients, but they also request it be more healthful than what they grew up with. This Greek-inspired spinach and feta cheese-stuffed turkey meat loaf is certainly that and is also dressy enough to prepare for guests.
Although area markets are filling up with apples, squash and other fall produce, we’re making the most of the last few summer vegetables and fresh herbs our garden is still producing. This recipe, inspired by one from Vegetables Please (a cookbook I just added to my collection), does just that.