Beet and Spinach Salad

Beet and spinach salad

Beet and Spinach Salad
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When I was at my Mom's recently, there was access to fresh spinach and beets from the garden. My brother's friend can't do too many raw vegetables, so this was a way to utilize fresh produce and accomomdate a cooked vegetable that isn't cooked too much. Hope you enjoy my adaption.
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
20 minutes
Beet and Spinach Salad
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When I was at my Mom's recently, there was access to fresh spinach and beets from the garden. My brother's friend can't do too many raw vegetables, so this was a way to utilize fresh produce and accomomdate a cooked vegetable that isn't cooked too much. Hope you enjoy my adaption.
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Place spinach in a large bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, olives, parsley and garlic and cook, stirring, until the tomatoes begin to break down, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add beets, vinegar, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until the beets are heated through, about 1 minute more. Add the beet mixture to the spinach and toss to combine. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

Note: I peeled, cut and steamed the beets separately. This takes approx. 15 minutes as you want them slightly crisp, not mushy.

The original recipe, minus my tweaks came from Eatingwell.com

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Stinging Nettle Smoothie

Stinging Nettle Smoothie

Stinging Nettle Smoothie
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In honor of Earth Day and our health, here's a fun smoothie recipe. The stinging nettle is used for both women's and men's reproductive health, to help with energy levels, detoxifying of organs, helps to relieve allergy symptoms, strengthens bones, hair, teeth and nails too. It's very high in vital vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients that are most likely missing from many of our diets. If you don't have access to fresh nettle, you can certainly substitute dried nettle leave, but it will be a bit chewier. You could try soaking the dried leaves a bit first. This will help some. If using fresh nettle, you'll need to blanch the leaves first. Bring a pot of water to a boil, drop the leaves in, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes. Strain. Save this liquid for tea or adding to soups and sauces.
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1 serving
Servings
1 serving
Stinging Nettle Smoothie
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In honor of Earth Day and our health, here's a fun smoothie recipe. The stinging nettle is used for both women's and men's reproductive health, to help with energy levels, detoxifying of organs, helps to relieve allergy symptoms, strengthens bones, hair, teeth and nails too. It's very high in vital vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients that are most likely missing from many of our diets. If you don't have access to fresh nettle, you can certainly substitute dried nettle leave, but it will be a bit chewier. You could try soaking the dried leaves a bit first. This will help some. If using fresh nettle, you'll need to blanch the leaves first. Bring a pot of water to a boil, drop the leaves in, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes. Strain. Save this liquid for tea or adding to soups and sauces.
Servings
1 serving
Servings
1 serving
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. If using fresh nettle, see my note above.
  2. Add all to a blender, add any other items you'd like to sweeten. I sometimes use a tablespoon or two of maple syrup or you could add a splash of apple juice or an apple.
  3. When I make smoothies, they typically always end up different because I tend to use what I have or what my body tells me it needs.
  4. Have fun with this and enjoy!
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