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Spinach Provençale


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Vegetarian Dish

By Janti Sommer

Spinach Provençale

Yields:  11 x 9 Baking Dish



2 lb. fresh spinach

1 large onion

1 clove garlic

Olive oil


2 eggs, beaten

1 cup fresh-grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste

  1. Wash the spinach leaves.  Chop the onion and mince the garlic.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large kettle and sauté the onion and garlic in it for a few minutes.  When the onion is transparent, add the spinach and cover tightly.

  3. In about 2 minutes the spinach leaves will be reduced to a fraction of their former bulk, and you can stir them in with the oil and onions and garlics.  Cook a few minutes longer and remove from the heat.

  4. Butter a medium size baking dish.

  5. When the spinach has cooled slightly, stir in 2 beaten eggs and 1/2 cup of the grated Parmesan.

  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and pour the mixture into the baking dish.

  7. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan over the top and dot with butter.

  8. Bake the spinach in a 375° F oven for about 15-20 minutes and serve steaming hot.

  9. Enjoy!

Peruvian Pesto (Tallarin Verde)


My name is Helen Papoulis.  I am a retired teacher and Zumba enthusiast.  I am on a constant quest for health, growth, and joy.  I hope you like my version of this favorite Peruvian recipe.

Peruvian Pesto (Tallarin Verde)

Serves 4



1/2 lb. baby spinach

1 bunch basil (soak in water before rinsing and remove stems)

2 cloves of fresh garlic

1/2 cup of walnuts (depending on desired thickness)

1/2-3/4 pounds of feta cheese (mozzarella style vegan cheese can be substituted)

1-2 cups water (depending on desired thickness)

1 tsp. olive oil (optional)

salt and pepper to taste

1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth

2. Heat on the stove and simmer for 2 minutes while stirring


Add this sauce to your favorite pasta.

This dish can be accompanied by fried sliced sweet potatoes (round thin slices)

and/or sliced cucumbers in lime juice.

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