Thanks Popeye, You Made Me Fall In Love With SPINACH!

Hi Guys! I am back with another foodie tale… This time it’s about my all time favorite veggie, Spinach.

As a kid, I remember watching Popeye, and I always wondered what is it that he eats. I had no clue back then that Spinach was the English name for Palak (a vegetable very popular in Indian cuisine). So each time my Mum would make Spinach at home, I avoided it and wondered where can I find Spinach instead. Silly me should have just asked her, but I guess I enjoyed the hunt in my head for this power-infusing food.

But over the years, I did realize that Spinach was actually a readily available food item at home, and I had very easy access to it. Since then, there has been no looking back. And ever since I have begun to cook myself, I love Spinach even more.

Apart from all the health benefits (which I am sure you know and I am no expert in that department anyway), I feel Spinach is really easy to cook and can be had in various forms along with other vegetables, pastas etc. I personally love Palak Paneer (which is pureed Spinach with Cottage Cheese).

Palak Paneer (Spinach and Cottage Cheese)

This dish is super easy to make, doesn’t take a lot of time to cook and tastes yum. If you are not a Cottage Cheese fan you can try the same recipe with Boiled Corns, Potatoes, Mushroom, Chicken etc… Yes, that’s how easily Spinach gets along with other food. And that’s what I absolutely love!

Spinach has also made me believe that eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavor and develop a bland-ish taste. Mix and match, and you can create amazing combinations that are not only good to eat, but taste great.

So Spinach is pretty much my go-to greeny, leafy vegetable and I absolutely love experimenting with it in the kitchen.

If you have a yum Spinach recipe, would love for you to share it in the comment box below. And if you want to try the recipe of my dish above, YOUTUBE will help as I am pathetic when it comes to writing down a recipe. Cheers!

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