Greens Pancakes

  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • 1 ½ cup flour* (See gluten free variation below)
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch chives, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Parsley/other herb, chopped (optional, to taste)
  • ½ lb spinach/other greens, chopped
  • Cooking oil
  • For yogurt sauce, combine:
  • Plain yogurt, to taste
  • Lemon juice, to taste
  • Salt, to taste

Spinach Salad with Roasted Beets and Parsnips


When we make this and serve it, I feel like I'm eating at a fancy restuarant!  Treat yourself because it's actually super easy! 

Gene’s Greens n’ Roots Hash


I have put this recipe under spinach though you can use any cooked green or a combination based on what you have on hand including mustard greens, turnip greens, kale, swiss chard, etc.  Get creative!

3-4 TBLS cooking oil
½ cup minced leeks (cleaned) or onions
Optional herbs/spices like minced garlic, rosemary, thyme, etc.
1 cup of cooked greens (spinach or kale)
1-2 cups chopped boiled or roasted root veggies (carrots, potatoes, turnips, etc)
Salt and pepper to taste

Spinach and Onion Frittata


1/2 pound spinach, rinsed well and chopped
1 tablespoon cooking oil
3/4 cup thinly sliced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
8 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes or roasted red peppers (optional)
3-4 oz soft cheese like goat cheese or homemade kefir or yogurt cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Saag Paneer (Indian-style spinach)


I love this dish!  But, the paneer (Indian cheese that can be cubed and cooked) is hard to come by so I ususally make it without it and it's just as good. 

Creamed Spinach


½ lb. spinach, washed
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tbls cream cheese
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Salt and pepper
¼ cup grated cheese (parmesan or cheddar, etc.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Steam spinach in pot with no added water other than what’s on the wet leaves after washing, about 10 min. Drain and squeeze out water and add salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Place spinach in small greased casserole. Heat cream and cream cheese to boil. Pour over spinach. Top with grated cheese. Bake in oven for 20 min. Serves 2-4.

Spinach Feta Kidney Bean Frittata


This is one of Gene's Mom's favorite recipes!

1 package frozen spinach
1 tsp nutmeg
5 oz. feta crumbled
1 ½ cups red kidney beans cooked
½ cup finely chopped onions
2 cloves garlic minced
¼ cup canola oil (I use olive oil)
5 eggs lightly beaten
¾ cup self rising flour (I use spelt or whole wheat)
Salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly oil 8 muffin tins

Combine spinach with nutmeg, feta, beans, onions and garlic (I sautee the onions and garlic first)

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