Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patricks Day (eggless, flourless, dairyless) Spinach "Souffle"

St. Patrick’s Day (eggless, flourless, dairyless) Spinach “Soufflé”

It was one of those evenings where I looked into our fridge and thought
“ I HAVE to get to the store tomorrow” . . . but the problem was I needed something for tonight – not tomorrow! Sound familiar? 

I mixed together what we had (one might use the term = concoction!) . . . my grandmother made her famous “leftover” cookies this way, I mean how bad could it be?

This recipe calls for 1 lb. of spinach – if you’re not a fan of spinach don’t try this at home!

On the other hand, if you like spinach, this guilt free Spinach "Soufflé” tastes like a bite of creamed spinach and mashed potatoes combined on your fork! (Well, pretty much anyway!)

2 Sweet Potatoes
1-pound fresh baby spinach
1 6 oz. container of brown baby button mushrooms
1 white onion
1 can garbanzo beans
2 tbsp. “squeeze” garlic
1 tbsp. fresh ground pepper
Olive oil
Food Processor
Large sauté pan
Yield = Roughly 2.5 C

Bake sweet potatoes in the oven, once cooked discard potato skin and place potatoes into food processor. Place half of your fresh spinach into heated pan with a splash of olive oil & pepper – in less than 30 seconds the spinach will wilt down, remove and wilt other half – place all into food processor. Slice entire white onion and place into large heated sauté pan with container of brown button mushrooms and splash of olive oil– cook down (but not too much) and place into food processor. Drain can of garbanzo beans - place into food processor with 1-2 tbsp. “squeeze” garlic. Mix until blended.

Wa-la, an eggless, flourless, dairyless St. Patrick’s Day Spinach “Soufflé” packed with vitamins!

Disclaimer: clearly I am not a food stylist nor am I a professional photographer here the soufflé looks like baby food, SPOILER ALERT it might look like baby food in real life too - just sayin'. . . don't be scared: 

We used the Spinach “Soufflé” as a side with grilled chicken and the next night mixed it together with eggs and made spinach omelets and froze the remainder.

((You could easily roll out a frozen pie dough (or make your own) and fill it with the spinach mixture to make a more “legit” soufflé . . . you could even add in cheese!))

I know, I know . . . Its not green eggs & ham, green beer, lucky charms or a rainbow sugar cookie . . . but it is green, festive (and super healthy!) Just think of it like the uber popular Green Monster Smoothie

Here's a Sneak Peek of next weeks "Week of Easter DIY": 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day . . . go ahead and try the spinach "soufflé"! 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...