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Re: Spinach

Postby Suffs » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:31 pm

That looks good Seatallen ... bookmarked !

Sue that’s how i defrost it ... think I picked it up from someone on here ... it could’ve been you :thumbsup

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Re: Spinach

Postby Stokey Sue » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:43 pm

I may well have been me - it's how most US recipes deal with it, which is where I learned it

I'm honoured to say I posted it because Ian in France asked if there was a better way of dealing with it than cooking from frozen, as recommended on the packet

Returning to the lentil and spinach dish, I hadn't actually looked at the recipe for a while, and in fact I tend to vary the flavourings quite a bit, tending to use a bit more ginger and ground spices and slightly less chilli

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Re: Spinach

Postby mark111757 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:45 pm

Here's a thought from Nadia's comfort kitchen

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/nadias-com ... pical-pops

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Re: Spinach

Postby Suffs » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:05 pm

I have a memory of that discussion Sue ... so it must’ve been you I picked that tip up from. :D

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Re: Spinach

Postby Gillthepainter » Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:34 pm

They look rather good, Mark.

Tony's just sent this link to me, for Nigel's tortelinni with spinach sauce: https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/a ... nach-sauce
Our local delicatessen/ bakery is still open. He'll have superior quality pasta in there.

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Re: Spinach

Postby Gillthepainter » Mon May 04, 2020 5:25 pm

Well I made the Nigel tortelinni recipe with my bag of spinach.
And lovely it is too.
There's room for additions if you want a tweak, such as pinenuts or chilli for some pizzazz. But I did like the simplicity.

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Re: Spinach

Postby Amyw » Mon May 04, 2020 6:53 pm

That looks lovely . Spinach is such a natural match for cheesy sauces isn’t it

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Re: Spinach

Postby Pepper Pig » Mon May 04, 2020 7:22 pm

mark111757 wrote:Here's a thought from Nadia's comfort kitchen

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/nadias-com ... pical-pops


Don’t recognise her at all.

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Re: Spinach

Postby Luca » Wed May 06, 2020 5:37 pm

Is it necessary to recognise her? The recipe, albeit perhaps a tad sweet for me, involves spinach.

Gill, How much spinach per banana and are there any other ingredients? I have to increase banana and spinach intake for health reasons.

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Re: Spinach

Postby Pepper Pig » Wed May 06, 2020 5:51 pm

Luca wrote:Is it necessary to recognise her? The recipe, albeit perhaps a tad sweet for me, involves spinach.


Actually in this case Luca yes because the recipe looks absolutely bonkers if you are a spinach lover, and any cook/chef who says don't worry you don't taste it is on a hiding to nothing with me if it's your main ingredient.

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Re: Spinach

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed May 06, 2020 7:02 pm

She’s a New Zealander so not surprising we don’t recognise her, though I don’t think it’s much of a recipe - she might as well have said start with banana and coconut milk, then, whatever - can’t see it working at all without the optional lime

I wonder if she uses what is called New Zealand (perpetual) spinach? No idea if it is actually popular in NZ but it’s pretty tasteless

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Re: Spinach

Postby scullion » Wed May 06, 2020 8:39 pm

i agree with gill, i think they look ok (haven't we been talking about beetroot in cake? then there's courgette cake and carrot cake) and if it's a way for someone to hide spinach in a lolly to get children to eat more greens, even better.

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Re: Spinach

Postby Amyw » Wed May 06, 2020 8:53 pm

Info on https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadia_Lim. Sounds like a pretty solid rep . Smoothies would be a great way to incorporate bananas and spinach together .

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Re: Spinach

Postby Earthmaiden » Wed May 06, 2020 10:11 pm

I didn't think this looked very nice originally. However, mention of smoothies reminded me how, when liquidised or juiced, you hope to be presented with an enhanced blend of the five specific tastes to replace texture and what seem to be the strangest combinations work.

For that reason, I think that this would work and for the same reason, yes, you'd need the lime. Freezing would be an added dimension.

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Re: Spinach

Postby Gillthepainter » Thu May 07, 2020 9:57 am

Hi Luca

Gill, How much spinach per banana and are there any other ingredients? I have to increase banana and spinach intake for health reasons.


I have a small smoothie maker (400mil I think). And usually buy the small bananas.
Add a handful of washed spinach.
If your blitzer struggles to blend, add a little (soya) milk.

Keep on top of that balanced diet now!

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Re: Spinach

Postby PatsyMFagan » Thu May 07, 2020 10:12 am

Pepper Pig wrote:
mark111757 wrote:Here's a thought from Nadia's comfort kitchen

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/nadias-com ... pical-pops


Don’t recognise her at all.


I thought it might be the Nadiya we do recognise, then realised the name had a different spelling .. they look nice though :thumbsup

edited to correct my mis-spelling of Nadiya's name :oops:
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Re: Spinach

Postby Stokey Sue » Thu May 07, 2020 10:30 am

I thought it might be Nadiya Hussein too

I only looked at the first recipe on the link, I didn’t realise it was a collection

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Re: Spinach

Postby Pepper Pig » Thu May 07, 2020 10:41 am

Nadia Sawahla has a cookery show on ITV too.

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Re: Spinach

Postby Luca » Thu May 07, 2020 6:33 pm

Gillthepainter wrote:Hi Luca

I have a small smoothie maker (400mil I think). And usually buy the small bananas.
Add a handful of washed spinach.
If your blitzer struggles to blend, add a little (soya) milk.

Keep on top of that balanced diet now!


Thanks Gill. I shall have that tomorrow and will make in my Nutribullet which I haven’t been using enough lately.

I’m working on the well balanced diet but my stomach has shrunk and I can only eat small amounts at a time. Therefore I’m trying to eat several times a day. Smoothies for breakfast is the plan. I have a considerable amount of frozen berries, bananas and loads of different nuts and seeds plus oats and spinach.

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Re: Spinach

Postby ZeroCook » Thu May 07, 2020 11:02 pm

You go for it Luca :~ )

We're more of a kale bunch chez nous. It's my leafy greens preference as it's more robust - brassica version of spinach and I prefer the flavour and versatility. Same MO as spinach tho. I often blanch and freeze. Fresh or frozen it readily goes by a handful or two into all sorts of things - quiches, soups, curries, pizza toppings, omelettes, pasta sauces, savoury med & middle eastern type filo pastries with white cheeses or yoghurt ....

And vege lasgana. So good.

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