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Old 05-20-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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TNT Veggie Side Dish

Begin with a couple of TBSP of olive oil, carmelizing a quarter of an onion and a TSP of minced garlic. Salt and pepper to taste, add a little Italian seasoning and a few shakes of balsamic vinegar. Lastly, stir in fistfuls of fresh or frozen cut-leaf spinach, (thawed)then cover to let steam. This recipe works easily as well with green beans.

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Old 05-22-2014, 04:55 AM   #2
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I made this last night. Not bad.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:48 AM   #3
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This is similar to how I cook my kale. Yesterday I was a little short on kale so I added in some fresh leaf spinach.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:28 AM   #4
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I was thinking it would be good with kale. It kind of overwhelmed the spinach, but I may have put one dash of balsamic too many in.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:53 AM   #5
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I had always hated spinach. Then someone fed me some raw fresh spinach in my late teens. I was sold.
You see, what Popeye ate, is not fit for human consumption.

The recipe sounds fine, but I would just barely wilt the spinach and skip the Italian seasoning. Just a few tosses in the pan and then serve.
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Old 05-24-2014, 08:26 AM   #6
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My husband would never eat spinach because he never had fresh leaf spinach. Lately I have been putting it in salad and he has been eating it and says it's just like lettuce. But he still won't eat it cooked. Says it looks like seaweed!
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:41 AM   #7
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My husband would never eat spinach because he never had fresh leaf spinach. Lately I have been putting it in salad and he has been eating it and says it's just like lettuce. But he still won't eat it cooked. Says it looks like seaweed!
I am in full agreement with your husband Carol.
It is cooked spinach that I despise. Cooked down like they do mustard and collard greens. I do not like those either. They are over cooked in my opinion.
Yet a raw baby spinach salad is one of my favorite foods.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:54 AM   #8
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Thanks for your comments and interest. Yes, Kale can be substituted for spinach, especially if it is young. Some Kale is just plain tough whether it is raw or cooked. Yes, go easy on the Balsamic, garlic, and spices. I don't like to overwhelm the flavor of the greens but just accentuate them.
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:56 AM   #9
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Going to try it.

My wife just came back from the supermarket with a bunch of spinach, so this is perfect timing.
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That sounds great! I'll try it.
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