Monday, January 11, 2010

My First Giveaway and a Recipe: Mini Veggie Garlic Chive Feta Pizza

In need of a quick snack? Here's an easy veggie pizza to try (scroll down for the Mini Veggie Garlic Chive Feta Pizza recipe). 

My First Giveaway

Earlier, I wrote about the healthy diet in Greece, Crete and southern Italy and the healthy, award-winning pita chips, salad and salsa we sampled from Cedar's Mediterranean Foods. I am very pleased to share with you that Cedar's is generously giving away three varieties of Pita Chips - Cinnamon Sugar, Plain, Ranch and four coupons - One Free Natural Tzatziki, One Free Salsa, One Free Hommus and One Free Salad to one of my lucky readers in the U.S. You might want to read here about Cedar's passion and commitment  to promote a healthy lifestyle by making high-quality, great-tasting Mediterranean foods available in the U.S.

To Enter this Giveaway:

In the Comments section of this post,
1. Just share what you think about Mediterranean food/ diet.  Do you have a favorite Mediterranean dish? What is it? And,
2.  If you won, which Cedar's Mediterranean Salad or Tzatziki would you like to try?

One entry per person, please.
You don't need to have a blog to enter.
Winner will be selected by random.org and notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected.
Please leave a valid email address in the entry so I can notify you in the event you’re a winner.
Winners will be announced Monday, January 25, 2010.  

Bonus Entries:
1. Subscribe to my blog by email and let me know about in the comments  or
2. Email your friends about this giveaway and let me know about it in the comments  or
3. Blog about the giveaway and leave me the link.

Open to all U.S. Residents.
Good luck to all!

Recipe: Mini Veggie Garlic Chive Feta Pizza
     3-6 English muffins, sliced in 1/2
     olive oil spray
     4 Tbsp tomato paste
     1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
     1/4 cup Vidalia onions, sliced
     1/2 cup spinach, torn up
     1/4 cup Cedar's Garlic and Chive Feta Spread
     1/4 cup shredded cheese
     salt and  pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Spray olive oil over English muffin halves then spread tomato paste evenly.  Spoon Garlic and Chive Feta Spread over the surface.  Add mushrooms, onions, spinach and shredded cheese, as much or as little as you want. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned.


Anonymous said...

Garlic, chive, and feta? Mmmmm... sounds amazing! Can't wait to try your recipe, maybe with some chicken! Great giveaway, by the way. I love to try new things!

Anonymous said...

The mini pizzas sound excellent with feta! I love all kinds of Mediterranean style dishes, I think the one we eat a lot is a Greek pasta.

Dairy Free Betty said...

I came to visit, but I am Canadian (and dairy free) so I can't enter the giveaway!!! That looks really delish though!!

Chef E said...

that is my favorite brand for hummus and feta cheese! This pizza sounds and looks great. Oh my son is going to kill me when I suggest pizza again this week :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting my know about your giveaway! The garlic, chive and feta sounds amazing- I am a stick to my comfort zone kinda gal, so trying any of these Mediterranean flavors would be a wonderful change! Thanks for hosting this giveway!

Barbara said...

Don't think I've ever seen a combo like this for pizza! I like chicken or some sort of meat on my pizza's as well. Perhaps some sausage might be good with that combo.
Nice giveaway and thanks for visiting my blog!

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said...

Thank you for stopping by at my blog! The mini pizza sounds scrumptious, everything Mediterranean is always delightful.
I can't enter in the giveaway but I'll put this yummy post in my next article :)



rosanna said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Thanks to your comment I've been able to discover your blog. Very interesting indeed. I'll keep visiting you. I have to try many of your recipes!

Juliana said...

Your mini pizza looks delicious with the combination of the flavors that you have on it :-) My favorite Mediterranean dish? I don't know if you can call a dish is hummus, which we snack on it all the time with veggies or crackers ;-)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Man, I love Cedar's stuff! They are a great company and I really love working with them on the giveaways we do on The Foodie Blogroll! Your pizza looks so good!!! I love their Tzatziki and Spinach dip!

Pam said...

Congrats on your first giveaway and such a nice one!

I luv Med. food...my fav. is Falafel balls.

I would choose Fresh Bruschetta Salad...yum!

I am subscribing to your blog also!

Thank you and Enjoy!

Fresh Local and Best said...

What a great giveaway! I think of fresh wonderfully tasting produce like tomatoes, basil and garlic, I also think of fresh fish like sardines, and dorade. The Tzatziki looks good!

JodieMo said...

Lovely blog!
The giveaway sounds wonderful! My favorite Mediterranean dishes are souvlaki and gyros, but really I'll eat anything. I'm thinking Tzatiki for me, maybe the roasted veggie or the spicy hot...I can't decide ;)

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi! That pizza looks so cute!

Linda said...

I love Mediterranean and Arabic food. Tzatziki is a favorite dip with some pita bread. And I love Cedar's hummus.
Nice blog and I became a subscriber.

Chef Shari said...

your mini pizzas sound fabulous, I love feta. One of my favorite Med food is gyros, the Tzatziki would be perfect!

Joanna said...

Yum! I love Cedar's hummus and would love to try their roasted corn salad! I hate to say it, but my favorite Greek dish is baklava, so much for healthy eating! :)

A Year on the Grill said...

What a terrific unique pizza... Love the idea!

Favorite med. dish... an olive tapinad is an amazing dish (although a smoked eggplant dip with pita bread is equally wonderful... tough choices)

The Cotton Wife said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet words about my photography!

You made my day!

And THAT looks scrumptious!

Penny said...

Love tabbouleh with lots of mint and tomatoes. I love the sound of the hummus and corn salad too. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am glad you stopped in so I know about you. You have some great recipes here.

Misty said...

Great pizza! I love the freshness of Mediterranean food. I especially love humus - great as a dip or a spread. By the way, I saw your giveaway post of the Foodie Blogroll forums. :)

Debbie said...

Great combo for pizza and it looks delicious!!!!

Romaine said...

I LOVE Mediterranean food. I would like to try the hummus

Carolyn Jung said...

Oooh, this combo of flavors actually would be quite tasty in an omelet or quiche, too. Yum! ;)

My Little Space said...

Yummy yummy! What a fantastic giveaway.

Angie's Recipes said...

The feta pizza sounds very tempting!

Barbara Bakes said...

Your pizza looks tasty. The sun dried tomato dip is calling my name!

Joanne said...

These mini pizzas sound delicious! I love how they can be thrown together at a moment's notice. The Mediterranean diet is the way to go. Some of my favorite things are falafel and spanikopita. And pasta of course - in any variety.

Deb K said...

We love Greek food and this Sounds great~Thanks so much for the chance to win!!


My Carolina Kitchen said...

You giveaway sounds great and your pizza is amazing. I like that it's a mini.

Velva said...

I love Mediterranean food-the heady garlic and tomato based sauces with fresh seafood-just love it.

Would love the tatziki flavor chips myself.

Anonymous said...

I'd love the tzatziki--yum!


Candes said...

I love mediteranian food! Just tried a new restaurant yesterday. Sigh... Their pisticchio was bleh....

My favorite item is the spinnich pie. YUM!!!!

And I would like to try the Cedars food stuffed grapeleaves.

momgateway said...

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in this giveaway! I wish there could be more than one winner this time but I will be having another giveaway soon.

Erica said...

That pizza looks delicious! I love all those ingredients.