Alea’s Orange Spinach Salad with Orange Mustard Vinaigrette


I keep thinking my life is going to slow down and I am going to get my family on a lovely schedule. I am not sure if I hang on to this vision because I am optimistic or delusional. While I would love to have orderly evenings with plenty of time to cook three course meals, it isn't happening. So on busy nights I content myself with feeding my family "Real Fast Food" - meals that … [Read more...]

Alea’s Vegetable Lasagna with Spinach “Noodles”

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Summer finally arrived and all of my cool weather crops reacted to the heat by bolting. One nice thing about spinach when it bolts is that the leaves along the flower stalk are flat making them a great substitute for noodles in lasagna: I overlap the spinach leaves to create a layer. If you only have curled spinach leaves you can flatten them out a bit by making small … [Read more...]

Spinach and Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breasts


Oh please. Please. Please, for all that is good and right in this world. Please, make these. When I asked for spinach recipes last week, I had this one in the back of my mind to try as I asked.  Last summer when on vacation with my family, I made for them a similar recipe that used sun dried tomatoes, spinach pesto, mozzarella, stuffed/rolled in the same way.Very similar … [Read more...]

Calling All Spinach Recipes…


Yeah. So. Um. Well..... It seems that I have more spinach on hand that I thought! I went scavanging (is that a word?) for some chicken in the deep freezer this past weekend...and ended up doing a little reorganizing, while I was at it. (Nevermind the frostbitten fingers.) I discovered that I had several other boxes of frozen spinach hiding underneath the … [Read more...]

Spinach Meatballs with Spaghetti

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Look at these green babies simmering in homemade spaghetti sauce. After rummaging through the freezer and pantry last week, I discovered that I had everything on hand for these Spinach Meatballs.  A reader mentioned them on Facebook recently, and I had to make them. I was really worried that the boys wouldn't eat the meatballs because they had "green stuff" in them, but it … [Read more...]