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National Spinach day

National Spinach Day celebrates, healthy and nutritious Spinach greens. Popeye the Sailor touted the value of spinach. Nutritionists agree, that Popeye is 100% correct! For some odd reason, spinach gets a bad reputation. Many people shy away from spinach.


We are big fans of the green leaf, it's uses and it's versitility when it comes to cooking means that it can be an addition to so many dishes, but also as a stand alone ingredient it's flavours are enough to allow it to take centre stage when it comes to meals like healthy breakfasts and comforting dinners.


Cheesy Spinach


Ingredients Serves: 4

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 large onion, minced

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 600g fresh spinach

  • 100g sliced mozzarella

  • salt and pepper


Method Prep:5min › Cook:15min › Ready in:20min

  1. Heat butter in a large saucepan and slowly fry onion till lightly browned, stirring often. Add garlic and fry for a further 30 seconds.

  2. Wash and trim spinach, and to pan with water till clinging to it. Cover and cook till spinach has wilted, about 5 minutes. Evenly spread mozzarella slices on top. Cover and cook till cheese has melted, about 5 minutes. Serve at once.


Spinach and Cottage Cheese Quiche

Ingredients

  • ½ (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed

  • ½ bunch green onions, finely chopped (white parts only)

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ½ (16 ounce) package cottage cheese

  • 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons crushed croutons


Directions

Step 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie or quiche pan.


Step 2 Place spinach in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until soft. Drain off any remaining liquid. Stir in green onions, eggs, cottage cheese and Cheddar cheese. Pour mixture into prepared pan.


Step 3 Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with crushed croutons. Return to oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until eggs are set.