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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Italian Spinach Worthy of Olive Garden

I'm not best friends with spinach. Popeye fan that I was as a child, I never could never grow to like it. That changed when I found out about lightly sauteing fresh spinach leaves. This, I like. I also love warm spinach salads, but that is a topic for another day.

Tonight I made another dump meal of Mediterranean Chicken. While that went in the oven, I went to play RockBand with the kiddo of mine. Oops, I forgot about the side dish. I wanted something really quick, so I decided to saute the spinach I had left over from this week's salad. This turned out to be a cross between a sauteed veggie and a scramble. The flavors are simple and real. Nice for a side dish. Very pretty too.

Italian Spinach
This is one of the recipes included in my new cookbook project, Low Carbing Among Friends.
This recipe is available in the book, along with over 60 additional 24/7 Low Carb Diner recipes. By ordering the book, you get more than 300 favorite gluten free recipes from four other well known low carb cooking experts…Jennifer Eloff of Splendid Low Carbing cookbook fame, Kent Altena, the Atkins Diet Geek and You Tube star, nutritionist and author Maria Emmerich of Maria’s Nutritious and Delicious Journal, and popular blogger and food stylist, Carolyn Ketchum of All Day I Dream About Food. Unlike any other cookbook you may own, this one is a compilation of mini cookbooks featuring the talents of these well known low carbers. Think of it as a “best of” project.
Low Carbing Among Friends also features recipes from numerous other talented low carbing friends and recommendations from the medical community who recognize the health benefits of low carb, gluten free living. To preorder your copy, visit The official release date is 11/11/11, so pre-order now for a discount.

This is a nice side. The garlic comes through and contrasts nicely with the vinegar of the Italian dressing that marinates the chicken. John just told me this dinner was Olive Garden quality. He may have just been buttering me up to make amends for hurting my feelings a bit earlier today, but he is usually pretty honest about his food ratings. Maybe I'll try making this again soon and see if he still likes it as much!

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