Wednesday, 27 June 2007

What to do with loads of frozen spinach...

when you don't have a freezer?

Make spinach pesto! I feared it would turn out icky because all recipes I saw used fresh spinach, but still, my version turned out heavenly:

2 cups spinach (probably double the amount fresh spinach)
5 tbsp ground hazelnuts
3 tbsp nutrional yeast
1 clove garlic
salt + pepper
1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup sunflower seed oil

Combine and whiz up in a food processor. Should keep well in the fridge for 1-2 weeks in a jar with olive oil on top.

I had some spelt pasta left over and had the pesto with that, but any pasta will be fine.

Another thing I mad last night as a late-night snack (if I don't eat anything warm after 10 PM, I will wake up hungry in the middle of the night. Really! Even if I eat something at 9:30 PM!)- a soba and vegetable soup based on the no-recipe on Fueled by popcorn- just throw together some chopped up onions, garlic, leeks, soba noodles, vegetable broth, miso paste, chickpeas and diced tomatoes. Yum!


Odalys said...

What part of Germany are you in? I lived in Germany for 5 years, my boyfriend is German and livng here with me. :o)
I like your blog, like you said, its rare to find a vegan german!
I found it rather curious that you need a snack late during the night, I'm usually told that we shouldn't eat after 6pm! I usually eat around 8-9, if not my stomach will growl and I can't fall asleep.
Anyways, I will be stopping by again, so until next time :o)

Mihl said...

I like your pesto version! I use frozen spinach all the time and for everything. I like it because you don't have to wash it and there won't be any sand in your mouth:)