Monday, March 1, 2010

St. Patrick's Day and Green Day (Recycle - Reduce - Reuse) full of Spinach

A couple of days more and it is Spring and St Patrick's Day! There is nothing better than to see trees with Green leaves, colored flowers and the garden Greener than ever! It is then when I think about how beautiful our world is and why we don't do more to keep it that way...
We are encouraging our children to recycle. Also their school teach them how to recycle, how to stay fit eating healthy and how to fix this planet!
All this has inspired me to make a GREEN weekend! How? Well...with Spinach!

This is the Menu using a 2.5 pound spinach bag

  1. Green Smoothie (non-dairy)
  2. Green Pesto
  3. Green Soup
  4. Green Salad ....and I still have Spinach left!

For the Green Smoothie:
1.- Mix of Fruits
2.- Mango Juice (You can use any juice you like, orange, grapefruit, grape...)
3.- Spinach

Put everything in the blender, if you like a little bit of sugar, water, ice and voila! It won't taste like vegetable! I promise!

Pesto :
Spinach, Garlic, Pine nuts, Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese and salt.

It is the first time I make pesto without Basil, and I have to tell you, it taste actually very good!

To make the pesto: Put some spinach, minced garlic, pine nuts in a mixer and pour some olive oil into it. Mix. When ready, grate some cheese on top of it and ready.

The Green Soup was a succes! My daughter loved it and loved the idea that eating the soup would make her even stonger and bigger!

It is a very simple recipe:

4 cups Spinach

2 celery sticks.

1/2 cup broth.

Small onion.


2 cup Milk.

Parmesan Cheese.

Salt and Peper

Cook the Spinach in water with salt. When boiling, put them in blender with the same water. Add a cup of milk.

Saute the onions and celery. When they are golden, put them in the blender with:

  • ½ Cup Chicken broth
  • Salt and Peper
  • Cup milk
  • Parmesan Cheese.

Once you have blended these ingredients, mix with the Spinach and leave it to boil a little bit.

The Green Salad...Well...Green Lettuce and that's it.... .

The dinner was....uh... GREEN....but very good , healthy and nutricious!

After dinner, we read some books about Recycling, Reduce and Reuse, and St. Patricks Day. This was a very nice way to teach them how to care about the world...and how to celebrate this cultural celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

Happy St. Patrick's and keep being....GREEN!

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