Friday, July 10, 2009

The Green Stuff

I've never had a problem eating my greens. Collards, kale, spinach, chard - I love them all and enjoy them often. Thanks to a friend who works for a local CSA, I've been getting lots of local produce for free lately, including an abundance of greens like spinach and kale (the latter of which is one of my favorite things in the whole wide world.) Here is some recent deliciousness:

Spinach lasagna. I kept it pretty simple with tofu ricotta, basil marinara, fresh spinach, and a sprinkle of nooch (nutritional yeast) on top. With it I served more spinach sauteed with olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

A clean-out-the-pantry hash comprised of sweet potatoes, kale, red bell pepper, onion, and frozen corn, served with herbed grits

As I was whipping up a batch of hummus and wondering what I was going to do with the last few handfuls of baby spinach in the fridge, the idea became so obvious: spinach hummus. I threw the spinach in raw and it could barely be tasted (not that I would have minded the flavor anyway) but lent tons of nutrients and color.

I also recently made gomen using collard greens, but when I make Ethiopian food the results are rarely photogenic, though delicious nonetheless.

Now that we've covered all that healthy stuff, how's about some cookies, eh?
Chocolate peanut butter and chocolate chip, sent to my dad for Father's Day.

7 comments:

nora said...

Spinach hummus! I wonder why that's not more common...

That hash may have been thrown together, but I want to stick my face in it. :) haha

vegan.in.brighton said...

Yum, free spinach? Awesome! And those cookies look like just what I need right now!

Heather said...

I want to eat all of those things, especially the hummus. I love throwing spinach in random things, especially since it doesn't really have a taste. I think my favorite has been mashed potatoes, but I jumped on the green oatmeal bandwagon and it was pretty awesome, as well.

Sal said...

free greens - lucky you!! i'm loving spinach this week, normally i hate it raw but I've been enjoying it in salads!

that lasagna looks so good.

Kiersten said...

You can never eat too many greens! I eat a lot of greens, especially spinach and kale! I like the sound of spinach hummus, I'm going to try that next time I make hummus.

yasmin said...

That all looks good! What recipe did you use for the chocolate chip cookies?

Becca Elouise said...

Yasmin - the chocolate chip cookie recipe is my own that I've been using forever. One of these days I'll get around to posting it on the blog.