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VeganMoFo: Middle Eastern Dinner – swell

VeganMoFo: Middle Eastern Dinner

My ladyfriend is into Italian, South Asian, and Middle Eastern food most, and tonight she called requesting we try our hand at homemade spinach pie.  There’s a great Lebanese deli in Northeast Minneapolis called Emily’s that makes the best tabouli EVER, and their hummus and baba ghanoush is nothing to sniff at either!  They also make spinach pies which I remember being awesome (but I’m fairly certain they’re made with butter, so I haven’t had one in a few years).  Because of the spontaneous nature of this dinner, I ended up using the other half of my pizza dough from VWAV.  The dough for spinach pie should have quite a bit more oil in it, but the substitution worked out pretty well.  For the filling I sauteed lots of onions and fresh spinach, then added salt, za’atar seasoning, cayenne, pomegranate molasses, and black pepper.

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  1. Those spinach pies look really good – a great way to use up that 2nd pizza dough!

  2. Mo says:

    That looks like a great tasting dinner! I want a spinach pie so badly right now.

  3. vegancowgirl says:

    Oh my gosh! I love those spinach pies so much, and never thought to try it myself. Thanks for the inspiration – yours looks a million times better then the reheated heated ones I buy from the M.E grocercy shop!

  4. veganlisa says:

    Wow…I really wish I came home to that meal!

  5. Heather says:

    that is amazing. what a lucky ladyfriend to have all these awesome meals!

  6. melly says:

    oh yum! beautiful photos of beautiful food.

  7. appifanie says:

    i’ve never had a spinach pie, but now i want one!!!

  8. Cherie says:

    That looks really pretty!!! NIce work. :)

  9. Ricki says:

    That is an awesome meal! Your pies look perfect. Reminds me how much I like Middle Eastern food!

  10. Courtney says:

    I love Middle Eastern food too, and that looks and sounds SO good! Spinach?! In a pie?! Sign me up!

    Courtney

  11. lola says:

    that looks so good! i love spinach pie.

  12. Sarah says:

    That looks AWESOME! Gah! Must. Stop. Looking. At. Food. :)

  13. That looks pretty amazing. Did you just bake those? They look almost seared on the top.

  14. mihl says:

    Your ladyfriend has an excellent taste in food! And she’s lucky to have such a great cook. That pie looks fantastic.

  15. veganhomemade says:

    I LOVE spinach pies! So good. Yours looks awesome, especially for an on-the-fly creation.

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