Tag: spinach

Pistachio Pesto

I have been on a pesto kick this past month. I cannot get enough of the stuff. In years past my springtime addiction has consisted of cilantro and limes. Not sure why the sudden change. None the less I am not complaining.¬†Pistachio pesto is a 

Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper Panini with Cilantro Pesto and Feta

If you are ever on the hunt for something exciting to eat try combing through the Closet Cooking Blogspot. This guy comes up with the most lively lip smack’n tantalizing recipes. There is no going wrong with cilantro, chicken, red peppers and feta. Cut them 

Warm Spinach Salad with Ginger-Soy Vinaigrette

I am amazed that so many recipes have withstood the test of time. Take roasted chicken, green beans and mashed potatoes. A traditional dinner menu that has not evolved much over time. Add a few herbs to the chicken, a little garlic to the beans and some butter and milk in the potatoes and you have yourself a tasty dinner. Cooked spinach and liver on the other hand needed a serious overhaul and with today’s culinary artists spinach is finding its way into our homes once again. Warm Spinach with Ginger Soy Vinaigrette is not your Grandmother’s slimy¬† flavorless spinach. For picky kids pair with a side of fish or pasta.

Source: Clean Eating Magazine
1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup light or blended olive oil

1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup shelled edamame beans
4 cups baby spinach leaves, washed and stemmed
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
1/4 cup unsalted dry roasted cashews
Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

In a small saucepan, combine all vinaigrette ingredients. Simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes; set aside.

To prepare salad heat a large saute pan over medium heat, add oil and mushrooms; saute until cooked through. Add edamame sauteing to heat through, about 2 minutes. Add spinach; heat until leaves just begin to wilt, about 1 minute.

Pour spinach mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add cilantro and cashews. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss with just enough vinaigrette to coat. Serve immediately.

Spinach and Grape Salad

The weather was absolutely gorgeous today, a perfect day for a picnic. We ran around the backyard with Police Officer Mason in hot pursuit. Mason is a no-nonsense cop. Forget the ticket for speeding, we had to go straight to jail on the trampoline, where 

A Beautiful Salad with Spinach, Mandarin Oranges and Feta

This is a beautiful salad. It would make an elegant addition to any Holiday dinner. The red, green and orange remind me of Spring in Sonoma. The green backdrop dotted with spectacular blossoms. Before we moved there, a friend of mine who originally was from