23.6.11

Spinach

I love cooking with spinach- it is so easy to use and packed full of many health benefits.
Spinach is a great source of vitamin C, Iron and has antioxidants that can help prevent cancer. 
image by Bart Hickman
Here are two easy meals I made- both are suitable for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The first one is actually a leftover dish- I had a few crepes left over from a breakfast meal we made so I wilted some spinach with salt and a pinch of nutmeg and layered it:

I added a layer of Canadian Back Bacon- just gave it a quick turn on a non-stick frying pan
Made a b├ęchamel sauce (just google a recipe)
And came up with this deliciousness: 

I love making egg Frittata-
Here I used sauteed mushrooms, wilted spinach and Brie 
Add whisked eggs, cream and salt
pour over top of other ingredients and cook on low heat with a lid on


What is your favorite thing to make using spinach?

17 comments:

stephanie said...

Those both look AMAZING! I usually will cook up spinach with a little bacon and shallots and then add just a little bit of sour cream to make a super tasty side dish.

mise said...

They both look utterly delicious to this spinach fan. I sometimes make cheesey yorkshire puddings with finely shredded spinach mixed through - they are tasty and exotically green.

cpcable said...

These both look so good! I'm a sucker for anything with brie.

Grace said...

That fritata looks especially yum. I throw TONS of spinach into smoothies. we also like it in salad. I think our family prefers it raw to cooked for the most part.

Pat Tillett said...

Yum! That looks really good...
My favorite thing to do with spinach is shabu shabu. Of course, I only dip the spinach in for a couple of seconds.

And So I Whisper said...

We love it in salads and also sauteed with shallots and bit of bacon.

vintch said...

look at that deliciousness! you took a few simple ingredients and turned it into a work or ART! so beautiful:)

ag. said...

Brie and spinach?! You have my heart! And my stomach! These look delicious...and surprisingly so easy! I love a good spinach salad and love putting spinach in my omelettes.

Pet said...

I can see. The poor spinach are just the excuse for a feast!

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

That looks so delicious! Will try to be a little more "exotic" with my spinach next time too;)

CoCo Wray said...

Those dishes sound so good!

la petite coquine said...

These both look so delicious-and there's nothing I love more than meals to do double duty as breakfast or dinner!

Mama Gone Green said...

I heart spinach. I love just blending raw spinach with a little olive oil and some cheese (cream cheese or creamy goat cheese) and use as a topping/sauce on warm pasta.

Linda Pressman said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad I came over here, though I'm jealous of your culinary skill and inventiveness and I feel especially sorry for my family since none of that is coming out of my pans!

msihua said...

I too like making fritatas.. because the combinations are endless and you get a win every time!

sheba said...

you're making me so hungry! i love spinach in any form. it's actually a "secret" ingredient in the smoothies i make for my lil guy since he's not a big fan of "leaves".

MaviDeniz said...

ooh that looks yummy. i only like raw spinach and i'll put it either in a sandwich or mix it into a salad.

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