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Green is for Spinach…

2 Mar

I did not grew up eating “greens” …  I only knew spinach was something “kinda gross” that Popeye ate out of a can to become strong and powerful.

I can’t recall when my perception of spinach changed, but I am thankful it did.  Spinach is now my go to salad green, especially baby spinach, that’s so ready available in every supermarket nowadays.

So in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to celebrate my love for spinach.  Cooked, raw, frozen and thawed… all this recipes take advantage of the goodness of spinach.  I hope that if you’re still on the fence about spinach, to give a few of this recipes a try… they might change your mind too.

Spinach Recipes Collage 2015 - ENG

 

Spinach Salad with Strawberries

Spinach Salad with Figs, Blue Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Spinach Fried Quesadillas

Spinach Pinwheels

Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Croquetas

Smoked Gouda Rissotto with Mushrooms and Spinach

Bucatini with Goat Cheese, Spinach and Tomatoes

Spinach and Almond White Lasagna

Kick-butt Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

Quinoa Pasta with Baby Spinach and Lemon Vinaigrette

Sweet Plantain Canoes Filled with Creamed Spinach and Pine Nuts

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Green Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day…

17 Mar

While living in Chicago, I got to experience St. Patrick’s Day in full blast… we all dressed up in green sweaters, green scarves, green hats or gloves to go downtown to watch the parade. The most impressive and distinctive thing is how they dye the Chicago River green. It looks awesome!!!

Afterwards, to take a break from the cold windy weather, we went to a PUB to eat some green things – green cabbage and green beans with mashed potatoes, and to drink the ever popular green beer. Really healthy and natural, right??

So in the spirit of that St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago a few moons back, here is a collection of a few “green vegetarian recipes” that will help you get you in the St. Patrick’s spirit. And I can assure you these recipes are way better for you than any ol’ green beer.

May the luck of the Irish accompany you until next St. Patrick’s Day…

Popeye Pizza

Asparagus Tart

Spinach Empanada

Spinach Empanada 4

Broccoli Salad

Green Olive Olivata

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Green Goddess Dressing

Green Godess Dressing

Arugula Pesto

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