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Spinachy Thing

What you need: 

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped/crushed
1 medium onion
oil, for frying
1 (14 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato puree
2 teaspoons mixed herbs
salt and pepper, to taste
14 ounces frozen spinach

What you do: 

1. Fry the onion and garlic until soft. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, herbs, salt and pepper. Leave on the heat until bubbling.
2. Once hot and bubbling, add spinach.
3. Leave on heat for about 20 minutes, stirring regularly to ensure spinach is mixed in thoroughly. Season, to taste.
Goes well with pasta or rice. Freezes well.

Preparation Time: 
~30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

what is in between your spinachy thing and quinoa(?)

that's buckwheat actually. i don't even know what quinoa is  ::)

that's textured soy protein chunks, boiled in bullion then coated in flour and fried.

a ha!  i really couldn't tell what was going on...obviously!  so a seiten-ish fried patty...yum!  thank you for the inspiration!

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what is in between your spinachy thing and quinoa(?)

that's buckwheat actually. i don't even know what quinoa is  ::)

that's textured soy protein chunks, boiled in bullion then coated in flour and fried.

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keda: your photo has inspired me to make this - exactly as you have it pictured!  so i'm curious - what is in between your spinachy thing and quinoa(?)

looks delicious!

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I made a version of this yesterday.  I cooked the garlic and onions in a small amount of olive oil and then added crushed tomatoes from a can.  I did not have canned diced tomatoes or puree.  I added cajun spice and then a big bunch of fresh spinach.  Once I added the spinach, I only cooked it for a few minutes.  I do not like frozen spinach.  I did not measure anything.  I cooked it on medium heat because if I let it get to bubbling, then I would end up with tomato spots all over the stove and counter.  I put this on top of brown rice.  It was very good.  Thanks for the recipe.  I always buy a big bag of fresh spinach and I am always looking for new ways to eat all of it rather than in just a salad.

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Keda - did you use fresh or frozen spinach?
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mine was fresh. it's funny cuz i've never ever had frozen spinach.  ;D

i like my green veggies (anything from spinach to brocolli) to be still bright green when i eat them. that brown color is such a turn-off for me..

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Keda - did you use fresh or frozen spinach?
I always add my spinach in frozen lumps, so it needs quite some time to thaw and cook.  I also find that it gets yummier as it cooks more - but that's just me I guess!

Yeah, I've just realised I've never made this with fresh spinach - maybe I'll try that next time and use your recommendation of just a couple of minutes cooking time after the spinach is added!

Glad you liked it!

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i didn't add any herbs or spices so that i could actually taste spinach.
and 20 minutes for spinach is waaay tooo long. i did like 2 or so minutes and it was just fine, at least the color was still green and not brown.  ^-^

liked it. will make again.

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This sounds like a good base for Indian-style dishes. Will definitely try this, maybe with some beans!

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