Spinach Love

wilting the spinach

Ever since watching Popeye the Sailor Man, I’ve loved spinach. My mum used to cook it all the time and I have found myself eating bags of the stuff everyday. I love how versatile, healthy and easy it is. Since kale (spinach’s ugly sister) has become more and more popular, I’ve noticed spinach has fallen from the spotlight a little. So I’ve written this post to proclaim my love for this super vegetable and encourage everyone to eat as much spinach as they can.

Things I do with spinach

1. Firstly, I buy a bag of washed baby spinach. I know the packaging is kind of annoying, but it means that I will eat it because I don’t want it taking up all the room in my tiny fridge! They are really cheap in England at about £1 per bag. I go through at least one a day, sometimes two on the weekend.

2. Add it to everything. I mean everything. Soups, omelettes, curries, stews, casseroles, stir-fries, smoothies… it makes everything better

3. Eat it raw in a salad instead of lettuce. The darker leaves means that it has more nutrients and I prefer the texture anyway.

4. I freeze leftover spinach to make pesto with pine nuts and olive oil.

5. I also combine it with ricotta cheese and have it on toast for breakfast (it needs to be cooked first though).

the best baked spinach

If you are looking for spinach inspiration, here are some incredible spinach recipes from my favourite blogs. I’ve made a bunch of these but definitely not all of them, so let me know how you go!

Smitten Kitchen 

The Best Baked Spinach {http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2011/03/the-best-baked-spinach/}

Spinach & Smashed egg on toast {http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/04/spinach-and-smashed-egg-toast/}

Spinach salad with warm bacon vinaigrette {http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/04/spinach-and-smashed-egg-toast/}

Spinach & Chickepeas {http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/03/spinach-and-chickpeas/}

Spinach & Cheese Strata {http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/12/spinach-and-cheese-strata/}

Scandi Foodie

Finnish Spinach Soup {http://scandifoodie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/finnish-spinach-soup.html}

Spinach Pancakes {http://scandifoodie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/spinach-pancakes.html}

Spinach & Ricotta Tartlets (Grain Free) {http://scandifoodie.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/grain-free-spinach-and-ricotta-tartlets.html}

Spinach Omelette Roll with Quinoa {http://scandifoodie.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/spinach-omelette-roll-with-quinoa.html}

eat.live.run

Crock Pot Spinach Lasagne {http://www.eatliverun.com/crock-pot-spinach-lasagna/}

Spinach stuffed shells {http://www.eatliverun.com/cheesy-spinach-stuffed-shells/}

Spinach & Cheese Quinoa casserole {http://www.eatliverun.com/spinach-and-cheese-quinoa-casserole/}

Long live spinach

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