10 Great Spinach Recipes

1• Parmesan Spinach Cakes

Full of cheesy and spinachy yumminess. Use as part of breakfast with sausages, as a side dish or as part of a main meal. (From http://www.eatingwell.com)

2• Spicy Baked Eggs with Spinach and Yoghurt

A quick, Turkish-style egg dish with a spicy kick. (From http://www.waitrose.com)

3• Shrimp and Orange Spinach Salad

Perfect for anyone who loves the Chinese taste of ginger, soy sauce and sesame. (From http://www.chinesefooddiy.com)

4• Greek Spinach Pie

Spinach, garlic, pastry, onions and feta – straight from the Mediterranean. (From http://www.bfeedme.com)

5• Greek Spinach Cheese Rolls

The ideal companion for soup and great for picnics and sandwich boxes. (From http://www.howstuffworks.com)

6• Spinach Gnocci

Make a few as a starter or lots for a filling main meal. Be prepared to get your hands spinachy! (From http://www.waitrose.com)

7• Spinach Frittata

Spinach omelette-style with a kick of sun-dried tomatoes. Mmm mmm! (From http://www.elise.com)

8• Spinach Cannelloni with Bacon and Walnuts

An Italian favourite finished with spicy nutmeg. Make it with or without bacon. (From http://www.foodandwine.com)

9• Creamed Spinach Gratin

Cheesy, garlicky, spinachy yum. Add mashed potato for a vegetarian shepherd’s pie. (From http://www.whatwereeating.com – scroll down for the recipe)

10• Cream of Spinach Soup

A warming soup with chicken broth and sour cream. Substitute with vegetable stock to make it vegetarian. (From http://www.elise.com)

 

Spinach Nutrients and Quick Roasted Veg

SpinachThis week’s veggies are: • Red potatoes • 2 courgettes • Cabbage
• Carrots • Kale • Swede and for the first time, • Spinach.

Spinach Nutrients

I lovvvve spinach. According to The World’s Healthiest Food website, spinach is an excellent source of: vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, folic acid, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium and tryptophan.

It also contains good levels of: vitamin B1, vitamin B3, vitamin E, copper, phosphorus, zinc, omega 3 and selenium.

For 10 tasty spinach recipes, click here.

Quick Roasted Veg

I thought it was about time I braved the swede again instead of giving it away, so this time I tried it roasted.

I preheated the oven to 200 degrees then took two potatoes, a parsnip and the swede, and cut them all up into small cubes. Because the vegetables are cut into small pieces, they take less time to cook and get crispy.

After throwing the veggies into a roasting tin, I brushed them with olive oil, sprinkled them with a little salt and left them to their own devices in the oven. Twenty minutes later (give or take) they were done.

Roasted Veg Tastes Sweeter

These veg looked pretty much the same when roasted so I couldn’t always tell it was swede I was putting in my mouth. And when I did notice, my bottle of Lingham’s Ginger, Garlic, Chilli Sauce was there to help disguise the taste!

Because roasting brings the natural sweetness out of vegetables, I found the swede much easier to eat this way. I wouldn’t go so far to say that I liked it – heaven forfend – but I didn’t hate it this way.