I am excited and honored to be in the kitchen with a very special guest today. Aggie Goodman of Aggie’s Kitchen is here as part of my In the Kitchen series to share her fabulously easy and completely delicious Spinach and Feta Orzo with us.
I’ve been an regular reader of Aggie’s Kitchen since long before I started this site. As a matter of fact, Aggie was one of my inspirations for jumping into this crazy thing called food blogging. The recipes she shares are the type of recipes I need – practical, family-friendly, and always with an emphasis on nutrition and health. Her writing style is casual, comfortable, and conversational. I honestly feel as if I’m having coffee with a friend when I visit her site.
We share many things in common, including the fact that we both consider sitting for awhile in a quiet room with a good book a pure indulgence. She does a great series on her latest book finds (check them out HERE) and frequently inspires me to run to the library and pick up a new book or two. She’s also a bulk-buying, Costco lover and, well, if you know me even a little, you know how I feel about Costco. These, my friends, are the ties that bind! She is also a busy mom to three little ones and on top of it all, she takes the time to support and engage with fellow bloggers and readers alike. Her sweet, generous nature is always apparent and is precisely why she is here to share a recipe with us today!
So, with no further ado, take it away, Aggie!
I’m so happy and excited to be here in Valerie’s Kitchen cooking with you today. I’m Aggie and I share everyday healthy recipes over on my blog Aggie’s Kitchen. I started writing my blog over 6 years ago when I found myself constantly in the kitchen and thinking of food while home with my two little ones (those two are now 10 and almost 8 and suddenly not so little). We’ve recently added another little one to the group and I am finding myself focused on easy, fresh and healthy recipes (that my family will all eat) more than ever.
I’ve been a reader of Valerie’s for quite some time. What draws me to Valerie and her cooking most is that she knows how to really feed a family well. I love hearing her talk about her sons and what she’s cooking for them when they are all home. From a fellow mom who loves to feed her family, it just really warms my heart – and makes me hope that my kids will always come home for mom’s cooking when they are all grown up. I’m also a big fan of her Costco posts and those cute pups of hers make me smile too.
It’s always hard to pick a recipe to share with readers who may not necessarily know your style of cooking. This Spinach Feta Orzo features a few of my very favorite foods – whole grains, fresh spinach and feta. A pretty amazing trifecta of ingredients, if you ask me.
This is a dream of a busy weeknight side dish. Especially if you are serving it alongside something grilled like my Italian Grilled Herb Chicken or a fish dish like my lightened up Grouper Piccata. It’s simple, delicious, and healthy – which is exactly how I like it.
Thanks so much for having me here Valerie, it’s been a pleasure!
Spinach Feta Orzo
- 1 cup uncooked whole wheat orzo
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 large handfuls fresh spinach leaves sliced into thin pieces
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta
- coarse salt and pepper to taste
- Cook orzo according to directions on package, about 9 minutes.
- When orzo is done cooking, drain well then place back into the pot (with burner turned off). Add oil to orzo and stir. Add sliced fresh spinach and stir well until spinach is wilted into the orzo. Add crumbled feta and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Recipe courtesy of Aggie's Kitchen
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