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Spicy Feta Cheese and Vegetable Bake

Hey there,

Do you ever have one of those days where you just stand in front of the fridge staring inside? And you think that there is nothing in there.  Yesterday, was one of thoseeee days for me.  I realized that I must have been standing there for a while and so I shut the door turned around and went to my pantry.  I did the same exact thing, then rolled my eyes, and gave up.  Sometimes my brain just stops working, it could be because I am tired or not in the mood. Yes, I also have those days where I just don’t want to do anything…but just sit on the couch and feel sorry for myself.  We all need to vent sometimes.  After work, I headed back to the fridge with a clear mindset and found a few ingredients.  (And this is what I came up with Spicy Feta Cheese) 🙂

I love Appetizers and the reason is that most of the recipes are quick, with variations in taste, and sooo yummy.  Especially when Feta Cheese is the main ingredient.   Don’t you just love dipping into dips, or spreads with freshly toasted bread, sprinkled with a bit of oregano, olive oil? Sound good?  Yes? No?  Well, if yes try out this delicious and sooooo easy to prepare.  Believe me,  you will love it!!  that is if you love Feta. 🙂 If No, well that’s fine too. 🙂

I had mentioned in the past that I was looking into finding a food blogger/photographer to help me with food styling.  A few months ago, while I was responding and liking some comments and photos from other bloggers on IG. I came across a Food Blogger by the name of Anthea.  Anthea had posted that she attended a Food Bloggers Workshop in Athens, Greece.  I of course had to comment with a “FINALLYYYY”  a workshop for Food Bloggers IN GREECE!!  I started following Anthea on IG. She responded I think with a smiley face??  I don’t really remember.

We started to comment on each other photos, etc.  While looking at her blog I came across The Salty Biscotti Studio!!!  I liked what I saw and right then and there is when I decided that I would like to follow Anthea’s Seminar.  We had our seminar at the beginning of this week.  Anthea is a chilled out person with a great sense of humor, who does an amazing job explaining the tips, tricks, and the mathematical facts about food styling in detail. (ufff math)  Seriously detail!! 

Anthea stopped every so often to ask me if I had any questions.  I think this was the first seminar that I attended that I did not need to write down any questions or not sure if I heard correctly. I have attended more than enough seminars to see the differences and this one was the best by far!!   So, if you think you need help with food styling or food photography then I definitely recommend Anthea to anyone out there.  

I integrated all the information I learned on Tuesday into my featured photo for this post.  The featured photo for this recipe is what I posted on IG. Guess what guys I got a thumbs up from Antheaaa.!!    Anthea’s blog is https://thesaltybiscottiblog.com/   it is definitely worth popping over and checking it out.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!!

Spicy Feta Cheese and Vegetable Bake

A Feta Cheese appetizer made with baked vegetables a few pinches of hot chili pepper flakes and a whole bunch of feta cheese. This will have you coming back for more.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 500 grams feta cheese cubed
  • 1 onion diced
  • green olives optional
  • 1 tsp hot chili pepper flakes
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • olive oil
  • ½ tbsp oregano
  • 1 zucchini grated
  • 1 aubergine grated (optional)

Instructions
 

  • p=Preheat oven to 180. Layer on the bottom of a baking pan one layer of tomatoes and feta cheese on the bottom of a medium-size baking pan.
  • Pour olive oil and then add the diced onion, pepper flakes, mozzarella cheese, oregano, and red bell pepper. Add grated zucchini and aubergine, stir into the mix.
  • Stir in tomato paste add the rest of the olive oil on top. Place into the oven and cook until feta and mozzarella have melted. Once it is ready give it a few good stirs and serve. This is great eaten hot or cold with freshly toasted bread.
Keyword Cheese, Dip, Easy recipe

KALI MAS OREXI!! 🙂

10 Comments

  1. It’s great you met Anthea online & that there’s a workshop in Greece – how awesome!!

    I know that feeling with blankly looking in the fridge/freezer/cupboards and not having the will to do anything. I know it very well. Sometimes I just hope I’ll turn around and find a meal fresh out of the oven that I forgot I’d just made 😂 Sounds like a tasty but easy make for these kinds of days.

    Happy August, Sophie – I hope it’s a good month for you.xx

    • Hi Caz, How are you doing? Yes, it true it took me a couple of months..Since last year to be honest but I finally found Anthea. I was quite surprised to see that a Food Blogger Workshop happened in Greece. Here in NL most workshops I think are done in Dutch. Stay Safe huge hugssss

  2. What a blessing to have a seminar right there! AND that it was helpful 🙂 This sounds amazing, and yes I love dips and spreads too. It is like a tasty little gift with every dip 🙂 This recipe sounds amazing as well. Yessssss I have those days, more times than I would like to admit. Seems like since the lockdown I am even more at a loss. I think it is because we ate out at least once a week, which give me inspiration of things to try at home. Not only from the meal we ate but from items on the menu because you can’t order everything. 🙂 We’d make mental notes of things we didn’t order but would like to try. Then try to recreate those items at home. Now it’s my cooking. Allllll day, everyyyyy day! I am so sick of my cooking I don’t know what to do hahaha 🙂

    • I know exatly how you feel!! I am so tried of this whole situation but I try to think positive. It was definitely a change the seminar I mean it was fun and laughed and colorful..I definitely needed this and Anthea was great…helped me understand a few aspects of food photography which I really didn’t know that I had to follow. heheheh

      • Yes, being positive is about all we can do. We will all have moments but we will get through it, one way or another 🙂 Rules?? hehehe well, it is fun to colour outside the lines every now and again but of course it makes for a better image is we colour inside them too 🙂 Glad you got what you needed out of it, and had some fun 🙂

  3. Oh my dear Sophie!! Thank you so so much for your kind words!! I highly appreciate the time you took posting all that information!! Let me just say that i am happy to meet you too and i enjoyed our semirar a lot. Your images are already beautiful and i think we will see even better photos from you in the near future!! Happy august!! 😀😀😉

  4. OOH, another good reason to visit Athens!! And we could take her seminar together 😁

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