Food can carry a lot of memories. I have a fondness for English marmalade because my grandmother always brought it over when she visited from London. I have a subtle love affair with fried chicken because growing up, it was the first meal I ever made all by myself for my parents, and even though nowadays I don’t eat it, I will always love making it for people I love. And then there is creamed corn and canned spinach which I suppose I love only because my great uncle used to eat it and when I was very little, I thought he walked on water. There are more memories, sure … but those are a few that never leave my mind.
I MIGHT BE THE ONLY BREATHING HUMAN WHO LIKES CANNED SPINACH, BUT DOES THAT REALLY MAKE ME WEIRD?
And so, in honor of National Spinach Day, which just happens to be today (March 26), I’ve compiled a short list of my favorite plant-based—and one “almost” vegan—recipes. If you love creamed spinach like I do, then you really should make this version one night, but if you do nothing else, you simply MUST try the spanakopita. It’s to die for : )
I have been called many things in my life—some good, some bad … and sometimes completely and totally unjustified. I am not, for the record, a weird eater. Nor am I picky. I just happen to know what I like and what I don’t like. I might be the only breathing human who likes canned…Keep reading