Spinach


Recipe by Ann Hale, from the July 2 Co-op newsletter:

Adjust the ingredients to meet your family’s dietary preferences. In place of turkey sausage, use cooked grain. Whatever vegetables you have around will work for the stuffing, and feel free to top with whatever cheese you have on hand.

On a baking sheet, roast cut side down for 15 minutes @ 350 degrees:
2 medium (8 “) zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, pulp scooped out and set aside

Saute in small amount of olive or other good oil:
2 Cups (approx.) total of a mixture of reserved zucchini pulp, chopped bell peppers, swiss chard, spinach, onions, shallots, parsley, fresh basil and/or other herbs, fresh garlic, tomato, mushrooms, or whatever you have on hand

Add 2 Cups (approx.) cooked turkey sausage or a cooked whole grain of your choice

Season to taste with sea salt and ground pepper; lemon zest adds a refreshing zing if you like.

Stuff the boats with the sautéed mix; sprinkle with something crunchy like a mixture of chopped nuts/seeds, and lightly drizzle with olive or other oil.

Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly. If you like, sprinkle with a grated cheese.

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put 2 c apple juice in blender
add 2 cups cleaned baby spinach + 1 1/2 handfuls kale (no stems)
handful fresh mint, destemmed (about 2 long stalks worth)
2 T honey (or more if you want sweeter)
blend together
blend together
add 1 cup frozen berries
add 1 peeled orange (optional)
and any other fruit laying around
1-2 T oil (flax, avocado, coconut, grapeseed etc) (you can leave out the oil if you don’t want the extra fat)
blend, drink

Ingredients:
4 medium Pattypan Squash
2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
1 tablespoon Olive Oil (extra-virgin is best)
1 clove minced Garlic
1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
1 bunch Fresh Spinach, washed and finely chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 dash Cayenne Pepper (optional)
1 large Egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup grated Swiss Cheese (or Gruyère Cheese for more flavor)

Steps:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Fill a large pot 3/4 full of water and bring to a boil.
Place squash in boiling water and boil for 5 minutes.
Drain the water and allow squash to cool.
Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each squash so that they will stand on their own.
Cut about 1/2 inch from the tops of each squash and remove the insides to hollow the squash. Set squash insides aside.
Melt butter and oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Add garlic and sauté until soft.
Add the spinach and soy sauce and sauté until the spinach is tender and the liquid has mostly evaporated.
Move the spinach mixture to a bowl and allow to partially cool.
Season with salt, pepper, and optional cayenne pepper to taste.
Stir in the egg and 1/2 cup of the swiss or Gruyere cheese. Mix well.
Add a small amount of the squash insides and discard the rest of the insides.
Spoon the spinach/cheese mixture into the squash shells.
Place the stuffed squash in a single layer in a baking dish.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
Pour hot water into the pan to fill about 1/2 inch.
Bake for approximately 30 minutes or the squash is tender and the filling is no longer runny.

by Moonstruck Farms

This naturally gluten-free salad is dairy-free vegan yummalicious. If you do eat dairy, a crumble of goat cheese or feta would also be fabulous (but I didn’t miss the cheese).

Extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
About 1/2 to 2/3 cup cooked quinoa per person
1 generous cup washed organic baby spinach leaves per person
A handful of organic grape tomatoes per person, halved
1 scallion per person, washed, sliced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Sprinkle of nutmeg
Sprinkle of fresh or dried herbs- parsley, thyme, basil, or mint
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice (or Champagne vinegar if, like me, you’re allergic to lemon)

Gently heat a large pan (I used a wok). Pour in some extra virgin olive oil. Add the garlic; stir and warm the oil for a minute. Add the cooked quinoa and heat through. Add the baby spinach leaves, tomatoes and scallions. Season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Sprinkle with nutmeg and herbs. Stir to mix. Sprinkle with lemon juice and stir. When the spinach begins to wilt remove from heat (I don’t like soggy spinach so I cook this very quickly).

Serve in a bowl. Dig in. Be happy.

Karina’s Notes:

Omnivores- add crumbled cooked bacon for a BLT flavor. Or add chopped hard boiled eggs.

For how to cook quinoa see my post: How To Cook Quinoa- The Super Easy Way.”

by Paloma

Ingredients

Olive oil (or if you prefer, bacon fat)
Minced garlic
Finely chopped greens (chard, spinach, and/or any other green)
Grated carrots
Coarsely chopped cabbage
Tofu (if you are lucky enough not to have soy allergies in your family), Bacon, or Ham
Egg (1 or 2 depending on how much rice you have)
Cold cooked white rice
Ground ginger
Salt and Pepper
Soy Sauce (optional)

Stir fry the tofu (in oil) or meat then set aside.
Stir fry the veggies and garlic in olive oil then set aside.
Stir fry the egg(s) in olive oil then set aside.
Stir fry the rice in a little oil until warm, add the veggies, and season to taste with ginger, salt, pepper, and soy sauce (if desired).  Remove from heat and stir in the egg and tofu or meat. Serve warm and garnish with fresh broccoli or carrot sticks.

This recipe is copied directly from a really wonderful site, Karina’s Kitchen at www.glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com. She has fabulous recipes for all types of eaters, not just vegan or GF/CF. I’ve made several of them; not a loser in the bunch (so to speak.)