VeggieBoards banner

1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
178 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
OK, throw me some ideas.<br><br>
I once had some kind of Italian pasta dish with a white sauce and mushrooms - I've no idea what it was called - but it came with spinach on top.<br><br>
I'd like to embrace spinach a lot more, as I know it's very good for me.<br><br>
How do you use it? I like the idea of some kind of pasta, but I'm open to suggestions, be it either fresh leaves or frozen.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,526 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Grubnutter</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2939913"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
OK, throw me some ideas.<br><br>
I once had some kind of Italian pasta dish with a white sauce and mushrooms - I've no idea what it was called - but it came with spinach on top.<br><br>
I'd like to embrace spinach a lot more, as I know it's very good for me.<br><br>
How do you use it? I like the idea of some kind of pasta, but I'm open to suggestions, be it either fresh leaves or frozen.</div>
</div>
<br>
Spinach is great in a salad - buy a bag of the baby leaves and use it instead of lettuce. Or in a stir fry.<br><br>
Or throw a few frozen blocks into a vegetable curry or a stew.<br><br>
You can use it to stuff cannelloni tubes as well to make a version of spinach and ricotta cannelloni - mix with mashed tofu (to replace the ricotta) add vegetable stock cubes, salt and pepper. (I would use frozen here, cooked lightly and drained well).
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
437 Posts
Spinach is also my favorite salad green <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
One of my favorite pasta dishes: use thick linguine noodles, diced tomatoes (fresh is best, but canned works), garlic and fresh spinach. The sauce is made from lemon juice, a bit of olive oil and butter (though I'm going to try it soon with a bit of Earth Balance. Don't see why it wouldn't work.) While the pasta cooks, sautee some garlic in a saucepan with the butter and some lemon juice. Reserve a little cooking water while you drain the pasta, and stir it into the sauce and add the tomatoes. Sautee them for a bit. At the very end, add the spinach. You just want it slightly wilted so it still has its leafy shape. Then toss the mixture with the cooked linguine. It's divine. The lemon adds a beautiful hint of freshness.<br><br>
...Aand, drooling now. I think I know what I'm making tonight for dinner <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,526 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>YellowRose</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2939922"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Spinach is also my favorite salad green <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
One of my favorite pasta dishes: use thick linguine noodles, diced tomatoes (fresh is best, but canned works), garlic and fresh spinach. The sauce is made from lemon juice, a bit of olive oil and butter (though I'm going to try it soon with a bit of Earth Balance. Don't see why it wouldn't work.) While the pasta cooks, sautee some garlic in a saucepan with the butter and some lemon juice. Reserve a little cooking water while you drain the pasta, and stir it into the sauce and add the tomatoes. Sautee them for a bit. At the very end, add the spinach. You just want it slightly wilted so it still has its leafy shape. Then toss the mixture with the cooked linguine. It's divine. The lemon adds a beautiful hint of freshness.<br><br>
...Aand, drooling now. I think I know what I'm making tonight for dinner <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
</div>
<br>
Mmmm, that does sound good. I would have to use olive oil though instead of a vegetable spread - that stuff make me heave <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
324 Posts
One of my very favorite salads is baby spinach, sliced strawberries, sunflower seeds, and raspberry vinaigrette.<br><img alt="" src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3588/5829219393_50f39a293b.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I also like to add spinach to my green smoothies. And I'll also throw a few spinach leaves (or really any green) into my stir fries.<br><br>
Oh, and if I'm making pasta, I'll often throw a handful of spinach into the pasta water to cook right before I drain the water.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,173 Posts
Baby spinach rules my world. Use it as you would lettuce and make some fabulous salads.<br><br>
You could also saute regular spinach (meaning not the babies) with scallions, oilve oil, leeks (so good, they bring a touch of sweetness to the dish), and rice. I use white rice, but I'm sure any kind would be yummy. And of course s+p to taste and a squeeze of lemon on top.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
437 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>angie54321</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2939928"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Mmmm, that does sound good. I would have to use olive oil though instead of a vegetable spread - that stuff make me heave <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></div>
</div>
<br>
It works nicely with just olive oil, too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,299 Posts
If you like Indian food, I have a very fast n easy recipe for aloo palak. I'm not at home right now, but I'll post it as soon as I can. It's really delicious. I substitute tofu for the potatoes.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
178 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sequoia</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2939965"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
If you like Indian food, I have a very fast n easy recipe for aloo palak. I'm not at home right now, but I'll post it as soon as I can. It's really delicious. I substitute tofu for the potatoes.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"></div>
</div>
<br>
I still enjoy Paneer (not a full-on Vegan YET) and my firend Hassan makes me a wonderful Vindaloo with Paneer and potato.<br>
Would spinach work in a Vindaloo?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,299 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Grubnutter</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2939968"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I still enjoy Paneer (not a full-on Vegan YET) and my firend Hassan makes me a wonderful Vindaloo with Paneer and potato.<br>
Would spinach work in a Vindaloo?</div>
</div>
<br>
I'm sure it would<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
187 Posts
Spinach is one of my favorite foods ever. Hmm if you want it in a pasta-type thing, I have a raw spinach sauce that goes over pasta. It's mostly spinach with some walnuts and a bit of seasonings/flavouring. <a href="http://calmmindbusybody.com/raw-zucchini-noodles/" target="_blank">Spinach Sauce recipe</a><br><br>
I usually just use my little magic bullet to make it. Tastes good cold or warmed up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
29 Posts
Have you tried making saag? Oh my goodness, paneer or potatoes saag is SO amazing. One of my favorite Indian foods. There's a great recipe here: <a href="http://www.whats4eats.com/vegetables/saag-recipe" target="_blank">http://www.whats4eats.com/vegetables/saag-recipe</a> (my vegan friend uses soy yogurt instead of dairy and it works just fine). Heaven on a plate!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
178 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
This is great! I'm going to have green poo for weeks!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,526 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Grubnutter</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2940276"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
This is great! I'm going to have green poo for weeks!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
</div>
<br>
Way, way too much information, dude. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,658 Posts
^ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,080 Posts
Saag. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><br><br>
I dunno, I use frozen spinach because it's easier & that way I've always got some handy. It's great to chuck in all types of currys really.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
187 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>MarianasMermaid</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2940258"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Have you tried making saag? Oh my goodness, paneer or potatoes saag is SO amazing. One of my favorite Indian foods. There's a great recipe here: <a href="http://www.whats4eats.com/vegetables/saag-recipe" target="_blank">http://www.whats4eats.com/vegetables/saag-recipe</a> (my vegan friend uses soy yogurt instead of dairy and it works just fine). Heaven on a plate!</div>
</div>
<br>
Oooh I'm going to make this! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Spinach is the best source of salad and is the full of iron and i also like spinach because spinach has many benefits and i probably use it in salad.<br><br><a href="http://www.nolimitbootcamp.com/orange_county_weight_loss/" target="_blank">personal trainer orange county</a>
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top