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  • Making spinach interesting!

    I've got a big bag of frozen spinach which I've been adding to the occasional meal and have found it to be quite boring so last night I fried some onion in a pan and threw in some defrosted spinach with a decent amount of butter and sprinkled a load of parmesan cheese over it. What a difference!

    Anyone else have some tips to make it more palatable?

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  • #2
    I sprinkle it with garlic salt, sautee it in butter and stir in an ounce or two of cream cheese. Nom!

    I've been thinking of making spinach cheese souffle.
    Last edited by Adrianag; 08-10-2011, 04:43 PM.

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    • #3
      blend it through a coconut milk smoothie!!
      (did I beat PrimalToad to this??????

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      • #4
        I second the smoothie idea, I have it most mornings. Can't taste the spinach over the berries I mix in, and it's a great way to get some greens in.

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        • #5
          I like it heated, then tossed with a little olive oil and freshly crushed garlic, laid in a dish, topped with chicken poached in stock and white wine, then covered in heavy cream and finally a layer of grated aged cheddar cheese, then cooked in the oven for about 20 - 30 mins until the dish is bubbling hot and the cheese is beginning to crisp.

          Or, for breakfast, I sometimes put some wilted spinach in the bottom of a ramekin, break a couple of eggs over it, cover with heavy cream and cheese, and bake in a bain marie for about 10 - 15 minutes.

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          • #6
            Saute some garlic, curry powder, garam masal and mustard seeds in olive oil. Add in the spinach and some coconut milk. Let it simmer for a bit until the milk thickens up. Good stuff

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            • #7
              Simply with butter, salt, pepper, apple cider vinegar and some parmesan.

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              • #8
                I make savory spinach cheese cake with the flax crust, if you take dairy. I like it in meat-based soups, like this:

                Spinach and Meatball Soup recipe - Easy Diet Recipes

                Other than that, I like throwing spinach in my ground-beef based dishes before ending the cooking. I use fresh spinach though.

                Green smooties I like making have pear, avocado and spinach.
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                • #9
                  I wilt mine in the pan I used to cook the steak. It soaks up all the butter and steak flavor. A little parm on top is great too.

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                  • #10
                    A friend of mine makes the most delicious spinach and coconut soup - but she guards the recipe jealously. I would hazard a guess that it's got olive oil or coconut oil, onion, spinach and coconut milk in it - haven't tried to copy it yet ....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by oliviascotland View Post
                      A friend of mine makes the most delicious spinach and coconut soup - but she guards the recipe jealously. I would hazard a guess that it's got olive oil or coconut oil, onion, spinach and coconut milk in it - haven't tried to copy it yet ....
                      The cream of greens soup in the Primal Blueprint recipe book works well with spinach (and asparagus!).

                      Often times, we'll fry up a couple of strips of bacon to wilt the greens and leave that in as well.

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                      • #12
                        Thank you, Freqz! Will have to give that a try.

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                        • #13
                          Check out a Korean resturant and ask for Shigumchi, (SHE GUM CHEE) or just ask for spinach salad. It is generally served cold, but has been cooked with seasonings garlic, pepper sesame seed oil.. other stuff....I actually like it fresh off the stove but also cold.... anyway this is GREAT STUFF! My wife is Korean and I eat it all the time. Nice side dish... as are Korean pickled Kimchis! I suppose there are recipes on the web..DOH never looked...
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                          • #14
                            Today we had Bacon, Spinach and Tomato sandwiches with Coconut Flour Zucchini bread.

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                            • #15
                              JT,
                              Just got a great spinach recipe from a friends Mom. You can adjust the serving sizes/ingredients accordingly.

                              Carmalize 1 Onion, 1 clove of garlic, and yellow raisins, dried cherries, bluberries(whatever your preference) in butter/coconut oil. Set aside in small bowl.
                              Cook red, green, yellow, or orange peppers in butter/coconut oil. Set aside in bowl.
                              In the same pan, dump 1 bag(minimum, as it will reduce quickly) of spinach and cook about 3/4 of the way. Drain most of the water from the pan.
                              Add the onion, garlic, berries and peppers. Add pine, macadamia(crushed) or whatever nut you prefer. Add spices(My big 3 are Cumin, Oregano and garlic powder). Cook maybe 1-2 minutes more, then enjoy. I also think some crispy bacon at the end would go great with this. Hope this helps
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