I miss spinach

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  1. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does anyone else miss spinach? I never quite noticed it before the ban, but I eat quite a bit of spinach... and now I miss it. Salads, sides, garnishes. Some of my favorite dishes at my favorite restaurants even seemed to use spinach. I've read that many restaurants are substituting arugula, chard, etc. Somehow, it's just not the same.
     


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    Me too. I use it as a substitute for lettuce in nearly everything, and it provides many more nutrients than plain ol' Iceberg.
     


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    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Yes. I loved spinach and rice, too.
     


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    it is for sale again. just cooked some the other day. as long it is not from several counties in cali, you are ok.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Hey, if you're still stuck without, go find an Asian market and buy Chinese broccoli. It's really great stuff. Not a substitute really, but another great green vegetable with tons of nutrients. Fry it up in a hot pan with a bit of oil then add some water and cover to steam it till done. Top with oyster sauce.
     


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    Hey, if you're still stuck without, go find an Asian market and buy Chinese broccoli. It's really great stuff. Not a substitute really, but another great green vegetable with tons of nutrients. Fry it up in a hot pan with a bit of oil then add some water and cover to steam it till done. Top with oyster sauce.

    What is the difference between this and regular broccoli you would find in a standard grocery store?
     


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    VMan Senior member

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    A ban on spinach? WTF?

    E Coli bacteria outbreak on raw spinach.

    Perhaps a terrorist plot. "Hey Ahmed, I am sick of flying planes into stuff. Lets contaminate their vegetables and give these U-S-and-A bastards the shits!"
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    What is the difference between this and regular broccoli you would find in a standard grocery store?
    It's hard to explain what it is, but it's in between broccoli, asparagus, and spinach, sort of. A member of the mustard family.

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    E Coli bacteria outbreak on raw spinach.

    Perhaps a terrorist plot. "Hey Ahmed, I am sick of flying planes into stuff. Lets contaminate their vegetables and give these U-S-and-A bastards the shits!"

    "This 'Popeye' constitutes a grave threat to Islam. We must poison his source of power!"
     


  11. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Chinese broccoli is great! Thanks for the reminder. I like that and bok choy. I typically like all the cruciferous veggies. I suppose it's a good time to sample all these other greens.
     


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    sonick Senior member

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    Oh, Gai Lan.

    Make sure you get fresh ones. When they get stale, the stalks turn bitter.
     


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    Thanks J. for the explaination (looks really tasty, sauteed with some olive oil and garlic) adn the funny ass joke.
     


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    I do what I can.
     


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    Chinese brocoli,or Kai Lan as my grandmother calls it, is even better when fried with whole shitake mushrooms, sliced carrots, scallops and dried shrimp.
     


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