Monday, May 08, 2006

Spinach - Iron Booster

I was browsing through the vegetable aisle of the grocery and chanced upon bunches of spinach (Baguio variety) . Now this is really rare and I figured maybe because its summer that the produce section is vibrant these days. Imported varieties I heard are so expensive that it reaches P650 per kilo. This one I only got for P37 for maybe 1/4 kilo. I have some leftover lasagna noddles at home, so I felt compelled to try making spinach lasagna. It turned out really good and tasty, though a bit runny coz I think I put in a lot of tomato sauce (no complaints there though). Also maybe because I used pureed tomatoes, instead of the basic sachet tomato sauce. I did not want to spend for mozzarella ( which I love, but really expensive) so I just used Quickmelt cheddar cheese. Here's what I did:

You will need:
Bunch of spinach, blanched in salted water
Lasagna noodles, cooked al dente
900 grams canned tomato puree
1bar Quickmelt cheddar cheese, grated and mixed with 1 or 2 eggs
Onions and garlic
Salt and pepper

Sautee tomato puree in olive oil, onions and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
Grease a baking dish lightly with olive oil, add a little of the sauce. Arrange lasagna noodles, then top with tomato puree, then spinach, then cheese mixture. Repeat process til you run out of ingredients and ending with cheese. Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 10-15minutes or until bubbly.

This is a simple yummy dish, that is healthy at the same time. Bee finally took some greens without complaints, a mean feat for this 3year old.

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