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Crazy Feta Dip

I am so whiny when I’m sick…I hate it. I left work at 4pm yesterday and told my clinic manager I had lasted as long as I could. Understatement of the century…I was miserable. …Am miserable.

I felt like this (tears and all):


But in reality, I’m not that cute 😉 and my nose is beat red and so tender from all the nose blowing I’ve been doing. Isn’t that the WORST? When you’re so snotty, tissue is not optional and feels more like sandpaper with each blow. Wah wah wah! 🙁

On a completely unrelated note, I called Mr. Prevention on my way home from work last night and said, “I”m on my way home. You’re on your own for dinner, sorry. I’ve got dibs on the couch and/or the bed. Love you.”

He settled on leftover Spicy Linguine with Scallops, blue corn chip nachos, and Lord only knows how many pounds of Reeses Pieces. What am I going to do with him? As for me, I forced down a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios after I got up from a nap. If runny nose wasn’t reminder enough of my head cold, my desensitized taste buds and lack of appetite sure are. Wah wah wah! 🙁

But as for today’s recipe, I made it over the weekend and have munched on it throughout the week…

Crazy Feta Dip from Weekly Bite

1 1/2 cups crumbled feta
1/3 cup chopped jalapenos
1/4 cup finely minced red onions
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes


Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Use the back of your fork to gently blend all ingredients together while keeping some chunks of feta intact.

Refrigerate in an airtight container for 4 hours. This step is really important so the flavors and blend together.

Enjoy with pita chips or your favorite cracker. I enjoyed with Whole Foods homemade tortilla chips…which are beyond addicting! Beware! Serves 10.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 93 calories; 8.3 g. fat; 12 mg. cholesterol; 319 mg. sodium; 1.8 g. carbohydrate; 0 g. sugar; 0.1 g. fiber; 4.3 g. protein

Result: Very good…and different! Spicy and very rich! Definitely a recipe for the feta-lovers. The dip is very easy to throw together and can be made ahead of time…bonus!

Question: Do you have a favorite appetizer?

I am off to a Diabetes Symposium all day today and tomorrow. I’m really excited! I know I would enjoy it way more if I were feeling 100%, but I’ve been looking forward to this for weeks! Nerdy? I know 🙂 If I’m feeling somewhat better this evening, I think fajitas are on the menu — Mr. P loves them and I can taste those bold flavors…I hope!

Have a fabulous day,

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  1. The Candid RD
    October 14, 2010 / 6:28 am

    GROSS NICOLE!! I’m sitting here, eating my oats, and I see SNOT !! lol, I’ve lost my appetite. No, not really….but still. What a photo!

    I hope you feel better. Ugh, I hate to be sick.

    The dip sounds marvelous. And, I wish I was going to that Diabetes Symposium with oyu! I went one year and I actually LOVED it. You’ll have a great time, it’s very informative.

  2. Lena
    October 14, 2010 / 6:30 am

    Feel better!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    October 14, 2010 / 7:23 am

    I’m so glad you liked the dip! Its one of my favorites ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope you feel better soon!

  4. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    October 14, 2010 / 8:00 am

    That sounds great. I love feta.

    Feel better soon…ask Mr. P to cook you up some soup for when you get home from work tonight. He owes you–I’ve seen what you make him nightly. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. thehealthyjunky
    October 14, 2010 / 8:42 am

    Haha nice picture! Hope you feel better soon Nicole….I hate being sick, its awful. This recipe looks so easy to make and looks awesome. My favorite appetizer is literally anything with cheese it in, when its melted it even better!

  6. thebalancebroad
    October 14, 2010 / 8:56 am

    Ugh, yuck! I’m so sorry you’re sick. ๐Ÿ™ Any chance/hope of taking a sick day? I get whiney when I’m sick, too! I just miss the days of having someone take care of you…ya know? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I LOVE any appetizer that includes cheese!

  7. Anna
    October 14, 2010 / 9:00 am

    Awwww, I hope you feel better soon! I am the BIGGEST baby when I’m sick. I think it kind of gets on my husband’s nerves ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Jenna
    October 14, 2010 / 9:56 am

    Ahh! I need to make this. I have a serious obsession with feta, as in, I could eat it by the block.

  9. kbwood
    October 14, 2010 / 9:56 am

    Feel better lovely!!!!!!!!! I hate being sick- I always miss my mom when I am sick!

  10. Faith
    October 14, 2010 / 10:26 am

    The dip looks delicious! I bet it would be perfect for a party. In fact, Mike and I are planning a little Mediterranean-themed dinner party and this would be the perfect appetizer! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re feeling better soon, Nicole!

  11. Sushma Mallya
    October 14, 2010 / 10:38 am

    feta dip looks delicious,loved that you add jalapenos too…

  12. Heather
    October 14, 2010 / 10:45 am

    I love feta – but I am a tiny bit afraid of jalapenos…

    Feel better. I know this sounds gross, but rub some vasoline on your nose – it will help with the redness!

  13. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    October 14, 2010 / 10:59 am

    Hope you feel better soon and have a great time at that conference. Sounds like it’ll be interesting!

  14. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    October 14, 2010 / 11:33 am

    I think I was able to avoid the cold. I had a sore throat but now that’s passed and I don’t have any other symptoms. Fingers crossed.

  15. Christina
    October 14, 2010 / 11:34 am

    I was going to go to a Diabetes Symposium next week! But the registration fee was wayy too much for me lol Hope you feel better soon!

  16. Leah @ Why Deprive?
    October 14, 2010 / 11:40 am

    haha that picture is just lovely!! I hope you’re feeling better, being sick SUCKS.
    I woke up with a sore throat and am feeling VERY sorry for myself. Its no fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Kara @ MyWellnest
    October 14, 2010 / 11:41 am

    Feel better!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Cara
    October 14, 2010 / 4:13 pm

    I bet that feta and jalapeno combo is delish… kinda reminds me of pepperoncini & feta on a Greek salad!

  19. Kristen (swanky dietitian)
    October 14, 2010 / 5:52 pm

    I am sorry you aren’t feeling well. At least you got to go home a bit early. My work is kind of sticklers about that…even if we are practically on our death bed. Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.
    That dip looks great! I am not sure what we are planning on making for our next book club meeting, but I might end up making this!

  20. Kasey
    October 14, 2010 / 6:32 pm

    Hope you feel better!

  21. Mari
    October 14, 2010 / 8:31 pm

    Out of all the pictures to pick (pun intended)….this is the one you choose hahahaha classic.

    feel better lovely

  22. Trish
    October 15, 2010 / 2:56 pm

    I can already taste that dip, just from reading about it! I must make…now. I want to go home early just so I can start eating it sooner.

  23. Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble
    October 15, 2010 / 8:47 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better! I’m a huge baby when I’m sick and always call my mom crying! LOL!

    Crazy feta dip looks awesome! I’m leaving town Sunday for 3 whole weeks and have NO food in my fridge, except, 7 different types of cheeses! Makes me laugh!

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