Do you like spinich?

@lilcee (2704)
United States
September 11, 2008 3:44pm CST
I know spinich is supposed to be good for you but I don't like to eat it. I think it's because I've always seen it cooked boiled and it's slimy looking. Do you like spinich and do you have a good way to cook it so that it's not slimy? I might eat it then.
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• United States
11 Sep 08
I love a good fresh spinach salad! I throw in some walnuts, cranberrys (or apple pieces or strawberrys) and some Feta Cheese. Yummy! I hate regular lettuce, but a good spinach salad is to die for. I dont like spinach cooked at all!
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@lilcee (2704)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Me either. Thank you for the tip.
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• United States
11 Sep 08
I am with you! I cannot eat cooked spinach but I do love spinach salads and eating them raw is a lot more healthier for you too. I also love spinach noodles with a little olive oil and parmesian cheese. I can't get past the smell of cooked spinach to even eat it.
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• United States
11 Sep 08
I don't have trouble eating spinach. I can eat it in my salad with dressing or sauteed in butter sprinkled with bacon. But my kids will eat it only if is in the shape of a dip. You know spinach dip or spinach/artichoke dip. Sounds good, doesn't it?
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@lilcee (2704)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Yes, it does sound good. Thank you for your reply
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• India
11 Sep 08
well ya i do agree to the fact that spinach in annoying but being a youngster i really don't have much of a choice. if i don't have spinach every alternate day my mom's gonna kill me. lol but now i have kind of a liking to it. because now i do feel much stronger and energetic than i used to be previously. i usually have it with butter and pepper. and to tell u the fact nothing beats spinach when it comes to iron content. so only thing that i can say that the strongest medicines are also the ones which tastes the worst
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@lilcee (2704)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Oooo, that sounds good. I'll have to try that one. Thanks a lot!
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Yes, I do. I love the Seasoned kind.. I also like the regular kind, where I add butter, and pepper to it.. I love it because, it is very good for my iron..
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@lilcee (2704)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Thank you for your reply. happy lotting.
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
11 Sep 08
it's almost inevitable that canned spinach will be slimy looking. my family garnished it with bacon, a hard-boiled egg and vinegar. i prefer the bagged spinach because it's difficult to wash all the sand out of the produce section spinach. i just like it wilted a little with steam. i make florentine everything ! pizza, toss it in meatballs or spaghetti sauce.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
11 Sep 08
I agree. It does look slimy when cooking. I really like a good spinach/artichoke dip that is served in many of the restaurants. The dish comes with taco chips or chunks of toast. I can make it my meal. I do think the spinach blends in with the archoke taste and sort of hides it.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
11 Sep 08
Hello lilcee I don't like spinach when it is cooked and eaten on it's own but I do like it in pies or like with pasta and ricotta cheese that's nice.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
11 Sep 08
I like cooked spinach as long as it is not over cooked. I also like it uncooked in salads. My favorite spinach salad has strawberries, oranges, pecans, and poppy seed dressing.
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@luluwell (36)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I can never get the fork to my mouth when I've thought about trying it, but if it's on a pizza or in a dip I have no problem. If that was the only thing to eat to keep me alive then I'm a goner.
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
18 Sep 08
LOL, I know what you mean. I have that problem with liver too - yuck
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Do you put spinach in lasagna? It's rather hidden that way. My favorite thing to do with spinach is called spinach pie. I mix 1small package of thawed chopped frozen spinach (squeezed dry in a towel) 1 jar drained roasted red peppers, chopped 4 eggs 1/4 cup parmesan 2 cups mozzerella cheese, shredded 1 16oz cottage cheese all in 1 bowl. pour in glass pie pan. Sprinkle with a little more parmesan.Bake at 375degrees uncovered for about 35 minutes or till brown and somewhat solid in middle. My kids and husband love this!
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
12 Sep 08
No, I've never tried it in lasagna. Thank you for the tip.
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Sep 08
maybe you are over cooking it. its usually okra thats slimy i love spinach. its something you can eat raw also in salad.
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yeah, I probably do. I like okra but I like it best with tomatoes or fried. Thank you for your reply
• Lubbock, Texas
11 Sep 08
Oh yuck! Slimy spinach is overcooked! It's a tender green and doesn't need to be cooked very long. I like to get it fresh or frozen, put a little green pepper like tabasco in it and cook it til it's just getting tender. Yum! Of course a little salt on it is also in order. My mother used to add a little bacon to it while it cooked. Then she just put the peppers on the table and everyone put pepper or pepper sauce to their own taste. My Dad always said ALL greens needed to be eaten with peppers!
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Thank you for the tips. I'll give it a try.
@Zmugzy (773)
17 Sep 08
I like cooked spinach. I think it has a richer taste. However, by cooking it you are destroying many of the nutrients. Of course, you don't have to cook it. You can eat it raw as part of a salad. Eating it this way is far more nourishing although for me it has a lot less taste. The only thing I don't like about spinach is the time it takes to wash it. For some reason it always seems to contain a lot more soil debris than other vegetables such as lettuce and cabbage for example.