Monday, August 8, 2016

Spinach with Golden Raising and Pine Nuts

I have been enjoying the Olympics.  Since it started, I have at least spent two hours a day watching events.  It's funny that I am spending more time sitting on my behind watching people perform amazing physical feats.  

Yesterday I even ate a big bowl of chocolate ice-cream while watching gymnastics and swimming.  I remember when I was a child I thought all the Olympic athletes were old.  Now I realize that they are all fairly young.  When did that happen?

I anticipate spending a few hours tonight glued to the TV watching more events.  I don't mind being a little lazy because of the Olympics.  It only lasts two weeks, and it's the only time I watch some sporting events.

This recipe came from a cookbook entitled, "Deliciously Healthy Dinners."  As you can tell from the title, all the recipes are healthy.  It is the first recipe I made from the book.  I'm pleased with the results.  I'll probably use the cookbook again.

I picked the cookbook up from the gym at my office a few weeks ago.  I didn't even flip through the pages until recently.  The title was a little off-putting, but the recipes actually seem tasty.  You shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

The ingredients are 4 tablespoons pine nuts, 2 10-ounce bag baby spinach, 2/3 cup golden raisins, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

I added about a fourth of a cup of water to a nonstick pan over medium-high heat.  I added a bunch of spinach.  I let it wilt and then added another bunch of spinach.  I kept adding spinach until the two bags were wilted.  I added a little water when the pan looked dry.

I added nutmeg, salt, and raisins while the last bunch of spinach wilted.  I removed the pan from the heat once the spinach was wilted.  I moved any excess water and added the pine nuts.

This was a warm, inviting, and aromatic vegetable dish.  

The raisins were chewy and sweet.  The pine nuts were crisp.

 The dish had good textures.

The spinach was bright and vibrant.  It was flavorful and tasty.


Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes said...

This looks so good! Love the addition of raisins!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Haha, I know what you mean! I look at doctors these days who look like they belong in high school! I always forget about spinach as a side dish---this recipe looks wonderful!

laura said...

Thanks! The raisins were a great addition! Liz, I don't remember to eat spinach as a side dish often either. It's a shame because spinach can be delicious!

Unknown said...

AWESOME! I love spinach but never think to add things to it - this is an inspiring recipe for me!

laura said...

Thanks Jessie! I'm glad!