Friday, December 18, 2020


Lately I've been eating a lot of spinach. A LOT. German supermarket LIDL sells it incredibly cheap and their large tub (enough for 4+ meals) costs practically nothing. I've been exploring new ways to eat spinach (raw, cooked, thrown in other dishes) and love its health benefits.

Some of you youngsters may not be familiar with existential philosopher Popeye the Sailor Man. Popeye famously asserts "I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam." 

Wise words. Spinach makes us strong.


  1. I put about a cup of spinach in my smoothie every morning. Makes the smoothie ever so slightly less enjoyable BUT it's a great way to start my morning!

  2. Popeye was a wise man indeed. Haven't eaten spinach in a while, but now you've given me an idea! xxx

  3. My super secret spinach dip pasta sauce -

    Shred the meat from one rotisserie chicken (or use your meat of choice or go meat free if you prefer, but I like to bulk up the protein. White beans or chick peas could work too).
    Take a jar of marinated artichoke hearts, drain and chop to your preference. I like mine mostly quartered.
    Spinach (use as much as you feel in your heart)
    Lots of garlic (fresh or dried), but i highly recommend dried onion flakes for concentrated onion flavor.
    Add all this to either jarred or homemade alfredo sauce (depending on which you have time for).

    Now the two secret ingredients for the *right* taste - a healthy dose of tabasco sauce and a quarter cup of mayo (!!!)

    I also recommend thinning any jarred sauce with chicken stock, milk or cream (whatever is hiding out in the fridge) for actual sauce consistency. Otherwise you can serve it with crusty bread as a dip.

    Additional add ins - other hot sauces, red pepper flake for extra kick, curry powder if you want to push the flavor in a different direction, extra cheese you know you have hiding in your fridge.

    And if you still need more spinach - serve raw greens with whatever fresh berries are in season, crumbled goat cheese, pine nuts, pepitas or sunflower seeds and a vinaigrette.

  4. I also have a spinach recipe, for green sauce (it's a nice creamy pesto-ish sauce, good for pasta).

    Sauté olive oil, garlic and onions in a pan. Add a whole bunch of spinach, and any other greens you have (watercress, kale, lettuce), wash and roughly chop, and sauté it down into the onions/garlic a handful at a time (it'll shrink a lot). Add salt, pepper and nutmeg (about 4-5 good shakes, don't be stingy), then scrape it all into a blender and add a tub of ricotta cheese. Whirl it all together, and then separate it into about 4 equal servings (freeze some! It freezes really well). It's delicious and good for you!

  5. There exists a nickname from people from Dalmatia region (a coastal region), they call us spinach eaters and it's true, we eat a lot of spinach and greens. We have fantastic sport results, so maybe we are on to something. In my home town Split we have the highest rate of Olympic medal winners by person. There are also 4 NBA players from Split, not a bad number for a small city. My favourite way to eat spinach is with fresh cheese in cannelloni (sth like lasagne).

  6. I really like spinach. If we have it, I like adding a handful to the top of soup (which I DID last week). Our favourite Spinach recipe is Anna Jones' Sweet Potato and red lentil Dhal eith spinach. If you Google that, you will find the recipe. CBC also cools spinach with Goats yogurt as a side dish sometimes and it is fab.

  7. How scrumptious! If you're a fan of hearty egg dishes, you might really enjoy the delectable classic that is Eggs Florentine, which can be a great way to expand one's spinach recipe repertoire all the more. 💚

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

    1. I've never had it (but heard about it); now you've given me an idea!