It was once said in one of my all time favorite movies, "There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who are Greek, and those who wish they were Greek." I, sadly, fall into the latter category of people. I am not Greek, although I wish sometimes that I were! With great food, colorful traditions, fierce loyalty and love of family, can you blame me?
One of the things I have always loved about Greek families is the food. Ahhh, the food! My favorite food in the world is an amazing dish called Spanakopita. This is a delectable, delicious, to die for spinach and feta "pie" hiding between flaky layers of phyllo dough or puff pastry. This is the stuff dreams are made of. Other great dishes include Pastitsio, Chicken Avgolemono Soup, Dolmades, and Moussaka. My mouth is watering just thinking about these culinary delights! (If I butchered the spelling of any of these amazing dishes, forgive me. Like I said, I am not Greek by heritage.) Greek food is known for it's big, bright flavors and using simple, fresh ingredients. And it's all sooooo mouthwateringly delicious!
Unfortunately, in my part of the world, authentic Greek cuisine basically just doesn't exist. Sure, there are some sad little gyros sold by carryout pizza parlors, but is that truly Greek? I think not. The closest I get to Greek, or Greek-inspired food, is attempting to make it myself. This is where Pelopennese Foods comes to the rescue. You see, I don't have many ethnic markets available to get fresh, Mediterranean foods. The next best thing? Prepared foods from Pelopennese! They offer a wide variety of scrumptious, flavorful foods such as hummus, Kalamata Olives, Florina Whole Sweet Peppers, Artichoke Spread and more!
Recently, I received a generous sampling of Pelopennese products to try in the comfort of my own kitchen. I have had a blast experimenting with different recipes and flavor combinations. Since summer is rapidly approaching, I was looking for a fantastic appetizer suitable for entertaining. I found a recipe for a layered Hummus Dip, and it fit the bill perfectly! Here's the recipe:
Trust me, this tastes fantastic, and can be served on pita chips, bread, or even on plain old tortilla chips!
Overall, I am loving my experience with Pelopennese products. It makes adding a little Greek flavor to my meals easy and painless. It also allows me to have my Mediterranean fix whenever I have a craving, which is often. If you haven't tried these awesome products, I would definitely recommend them. They can help make summer entertaining simple, flavorful, and a little unexpected!
HOW TO CONNECT:
You can check out the awesomeness that is Pelopennese on their website.
Be sure to look for these products at your grocery store!
You can also connect with Pelopennese on Facebook for great recipe ideas, product news, and promotions!
One very lucky reader will receive a great Pelopennese Prize Package including:
- Peloponnese® Artichoke Spread
- Peloponnese® Hummus Spread
- Peloponnese® Halved Kalamata Gourmet Black Olives
- Peloponnese® Florina Whole Sweet Peppers
- Peloponnese® Baba Ganoush
- Peloponnese® Antipasto Party Olives
- Specialty Olive Bowl
How cool is that?! Just imagine the great foods you can prepare with ease using these yummy products!
Enter on the easy Rafflecopter form below!
This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ until 11:59PM on May 30, 2012. No PO Boxes. Winner will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
***Disclosure:I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided.As always, all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
5/9/2012 01:40:47 am
never tried the stuff but would like to
5/9/2012 02:02:49 am
In Cleveland several years (too long ago!) I had a gyro that was absolutely DELICIOUS!!! Around here, I buy hummus.
5/9/2012 02:13:04 am
No I've never tried them but I would love to.
5/9/2012 05:33:59 am
Grecian grape leaves stuffed with rice and feta cheese.
5/9/2012 05:48:38 am
I love Greek food. My favorite is Galaktoboureko (dessert of course!)
5/9/2012 06:32:19 am
would love to try this. My favorite food of all time is Gyros or a good authentic Greek Salad.
5/9/2012 10:37:54 am
I've had Greek - love it! firstname.lastname@example.org
5/9/2012 11:43:35 am
I love a Greek salad.
5/9/2012 12:49:49 pm
I LOVE GREEK FOOD. I CAN'T GET ENOUGH. DELISH !!
Nicolaas Ryan P.
5/9/2012 04:30:45 pm
I've had hummus a lot and I LOVE it. Unfortunately I can't eat a lot of greek food because I am gluten intolerant.
5/9/2012 04:48:07 pm
Yes, I have. I grew up on it.
5/9/2012 05:12:51 pm
Have you ever tried Greek or Mediterranean foods? Let me know in the comments!
5/10/2012 02:05:23 am
I grew up on Mediterranean foods.
5/10/2012 02:05:32 am
i've tried mostly greek food
5/10/2012 01:48:33 pm
i have not tried these foods but would love to!
5/11/2012 04:22:03 am
Goat feta on ANYTHING is awesome!!!!
5/11/2012 10:18:19 am
I have tried Greek food before
Terri S Crum
5/11/2012 11:44:36 am
Yes, I have tried Greek foods...I worked in a Greek restaurant! Love the food!...the recipe you prepared looks so good!
5/11/2012 11:54:04 am
Loooove garlic hummus
5/12/2012 03:41:17 am
I haven't tried these products, the artichoke spread looks really good!
5/12/2012 11:45:17 am
never tried them
5/12/2012 08:31:46 pm
I love Greek food - especially soulvaki!
Jennifer A Beaty
5/13/2012 03:25:04 pm
Sounds ssooooooo good!!!! I love greek food!
5/13/2012 08:59:24 pm
I love greek salads, olives, and gyros!
5/14/2012 02:59:56 am
This is a great prize!!!
5/14/2012 04:56:29 am
I have tried Greek food and loved it
5/18/2012 09:18:40 pm
I love baklava!
5/19/2012 09:04:13 pm
Yes and I Love them- Cat Cora has some amazing recipes.
a marie hj saver
5/20/2012 02:01:29 am
I love greek food! pita, olives, feta cheese!
5/21/2012 03:46:36 am
This ends on my b-day.Would be a great gift!
5/21/2012 04:09:44 am
Your right there is nothing better than good Greek food. We had an authentic Greek restaurant and OH MY GOODNESS the best food ever. Sadly they closed late last year. Now I must try to make my own.
5/21/2012 11:37:10 am
I've tried mediterean food not much greek food though but I love that type of food
5/22/2012 02:18:06 am
I've tried hummas
5/22/2012 11:03:19 am
love Greek and Mediterranean foods!!!
5/22/2012 02:59:58 pm
I *LOVE* Mediterranean food.
5/22/2012 07:42:01 pm
I've never tried those kinds of foods before but would love to!!
5/23/2012 09:48:31 pm
Yes. Baklava is delicious.
5/23/2012 10:20:16 pm
I like gyros, hummus, and moussaka and spinach and phyllo pie
5/25/2012 06:04:34 am
No, I haven't. I'm Armenian which a lot of our cooking is similar and I would love to try this!
5/25/2012 08:07:39 am
Absolutely love Greek food-especially olives :)
5/25/2012 11:59:58 am
We love greek food.
5/25/2012 01:23:55 pm
There are many Greek Foods that I like...and we encourage our patients to follow a Mediterranean Diet, so what a great selection of products in your giveaway...Thanks for the giveaway!
5/26/2012 09:56:06 am
Yes, I did and it was delicious. I especially loved the cucumbers with sour cream and the chicken grolled with onions and peppers.
5/26/2012 11:06:06 am
I try to eat a lot of Mediterranean foods and love them! Great giveaway!
5/26/2012 04:27:45 pm
Yes, spent time in Greece. The best food and I miss all of it! thanks for a great giveaway
Maya Haller Urschel
5/26/2012 06:57:43 pm
i grew up on greek food! :D
Natalie J Vandenberghe
5/26/2012 11:38:38 pm
Yes, I have tried Greek food (at a really fabulous restaurant in Portland, OR). I'd love to incorporate more Mediterranean foods into my diet, tho, because recent studies have shown that's the healthiest way to go. Thanks for the giveaway.
5/27/2012 10:34:34 am
I've tried a lot of Turkish food. Great variety with spectacular taste sensations.
5/27/2012 03:05:42 pm
I've had greek olives. Does that count?
5/27/2012 11:31:44 pm
i have not tried Greek food but would love to
5/28/2012 12:42:00 am
I love Greek food
5/28/2012 01:31:46 am
As a vegan, Greek and Mediterranean are some of my favorite foods. We eat them almost every week. In fact, most of the food we are serving at our wedding this summer will be of Greek/Mediterranean origin.
5/28/2012 06:55:29 am
I like a lot of Greek foods but I don't eat red meat so that limits my consumption. I love olives and feta and hummus though!
5/28/2012 07:12:34 am
I've had Pitas' and some Greek food, but that is only when I got to go to another state.
5/28/2012 07:25:14 am
One of my favorite meals is greek spanikopita
5/28/2012 09:46:10 am
Mainly only olives!
5/28/2012 10:08:29 am
I love Greek food.
5/28/2012 11:13:39 pm
I love Greek food.
5/28/2012 11:36:40 pm
Yes, I have tried and love Greek and Mediterranean foods.
5/28/2012 11:44:17 pm
I have tried Greek foods and have loved them.
5/29/2012 12:30:29 am
Oh, yes I have eaten Greek food. I work in a greek place! :)
5/29/2012 02:12:40 am
Oh yes. Real fan of hummus, baba ganoush etc/
5/29/2012 03:44:52 am
I love Greek foods -- refreshing, spicy
5/29/2012 04:14:59 am
Greek is my favorite! The use of honey, spinach, olives and phyllo dough are just a few things that make the food so wonderful, yummy!
5/29/2012 05:46:06 am
Big fan of Baklava
5/29/2012 08:51:46 am
I love the Greeks and their gyros!
5/29/2012 12:53:29 pm
Yes, I love Greek Food. Gyros are my all-time favorite!
5/29/2012 01:22:17 pm
I have, just not recently.
5/29/2012 01:59:16 pm
I love garlic hummus, and I've tried greek olives & stuffed grape leaves.
5/29/2012 02:06:56 pm
I love Greek food, especially gyros!
5/29/2012 02:23:26 pm
greek yes, gyros
5/29/2012 03:17:16 pm
I have but not as much as I'd like to
5/29/2012 03:32:22 pm
I have been wanting to try some of these for a while! Awesome!
5/29/2012 04:38:08 pm
I have tried some Greek desserts - Baklava and some other honey dripped cookies. Wonderful.
5/29/2012 11:36:12 pm
I really enjoy homemade hummus
5/30/2012 12:17:08 am
Yes I have tried Greek food and love it. I love feta, cucumber and kalamata olives on about everything.
5/30/2012 12:58:14 am
I love hummus, olives, spinach dip, naan bread, and such. Greek food is great,
5/30/2012 02:22:25 am
No I've never tried them
5/30/2012 05:49:08 am
I have tried a little Greek food before and am a big fan of Humus
5/30/2012 05:52:53 am
WE HAVE NEVER TRIED IT BUT WOULD LOVE TO. MY HUSBAND IS EXCITED TO TRY IT AND HOPES I WIN!
5/30/2012 06:11:39 am
Yes, I have tried Greek food and miss it very much since there is nowhere to get it where I currently live. Miss the spanokapita, baba ganouj and moussaka!
5/30/2012 09:53:19 am
I love Greek food and a favorite meal this past vacation was the wonderful Greek restaurant in Virginia Beach. We tried new foods and loved every one of them.
5/30/2012 10:05:36 am
I regularly enjoy Greek foods.
5/30/2012 10:54:11 am
I've ate Greek but not Medditerean
5/30/2012 10:59:53 am
I haven't tried it yet, but it looks great!
5/30/2012 11:34:22 am
I have tried Greek food.
5/30/2012 12:48:05 pm
I have tried greek food before.
5/30/2012 01:01:35 pm
I LOVE greek food. Yummy. My favorite is babaganoush (msp?) and hummus.
5/30/2012 01:31:55 pm
I've tried hummous and like it
5/30/2012 01:39:47 pm
Thank you for this opportunity. Yes I enjoy Mediterranean food.
3/6/2013 11:57:13 pm
I love Greek and Mediterranean foods, this looks so good!
3/28/2013 05:05:40 am
I love hummus and this sounds delicious. I'll have to give it a try!
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