Spinach, today! is totally going to be the name of my new and forthcoming vegetarian zine. I’m getting into the zine business… with spinach. It’s super niche. Ok… that’s not true at all.
I’ve got a whole brain full of buttery (and peanut buttery) treats I want to make in the next few weeks… but I really should clean out my crisper first.
I’ve got spinach for days… so I’m eating spinach for days.
Here’s how it’s going down the hatch:
Spinach for breakfast with this Super Spinach Smoothie.
Spinach for lunch with this spicy, gluten-free pasta dish. (recipe below)
And Barbecue Buttermilk Onion Rings with red wine for dinner. Totally not spinach, but a girl has got to live!
Spicy Spinach Pasta
3 cups cooked gluten-free spiral pasta
1 heaping cup baby spinach leaves
3 tablespoons roasted and salted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
juice of half a lemon
salt, coarse cracked black pepper, and red chili flakes to taste
Let’s keep this as simple as possible. Boil and drain pasta. While pasta is still hot, toss with spinach, sunflower seeds, cheese, lemon juice, a healthy dose of good olive oil, salt, and two types of pepper. Toss until spinach is just slightly wilted from the heat of the pasta. Divide between two bowls, sprinkle with a bit more cheese and serve.
Spinach is great! I enjoyed starting my day with the super spinach smoothie. Thanks for sharing!
Love this! Made an excellent lunch today!
Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous
HA! I vote for the onion rings, too.
Whoa, craziness! I just posted my recipe for black sesame cocoa brownies with salted caramel ganache and black hawaiian salt this morning. Apparently chocolate, sesame and salt are a winning combo today ;) Those cookies look droolworthy
Had the pasta for supper – it was PERFECT!!!! Toasted the seeds in a pan while the pasta was cooking, a little browner then usual, and it was just right.
I am a super spinach freak myself. My favorite spinach salad is fresh spinach, with a squeeze of lemon, drizzle of almond oil, freshly grated nutmeg, and salt and pepper. I then put a poached egg (or 2) on top! The egg yoke mixes with the lemon and coats the spinach…oh so yum!
Amy @ Saving with Us
I just got all the ingredients this afternoon for the Spinach Smoothies and I’m going to make my first one in the morning. =) I’m starting the Couch to 5-K program next week so I felt like I should try to get a little healthier!
Love spinach!! Great post!
I love spinach, but definitely prefer it raw to cooked (steamed, wilted, etc.). Both of these recipes look delicious!
Onion rings and red wine for dinner (after spinach!). This is Life!