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- 2185 days ago -
In a world of kale salads, spinach can seem downright passé. Does anyone wax poetic about salads made of spinach? And while a love of arugula is seen as a sign of a snotty, cosmopolitan sensibility, kale is its cool, get-away-with-anything younger brother


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Kit B (276)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 12:01 pm

Well, I still eat spinach salad and I like it, but I like veggies.

zora b (85)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 12:06 pm
I wonder what Popeye would say:). Nevertheless I like spinach too.

Carrie B (306)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 12:13 pm
I like spinach, but it is not good for my hubby's gout. We love kale cooked and raw, so that's a happy and healthy alternative.

Syd H (48)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 1:06 pm
Well ha ha, I love them all! Even if arugula is snobby! I used to hate it, couldn't stand the smell of it even but when I arrived in Europe I've had a hard time getting enough of it even though it's quite common here. I just made a cabbage salad too. Surely that takes me back down a snobby notch or two. :D

It's good to rotate the greens though.

Carrie, the best thing for gout is good fresh veggies (including spinach) and minimal animal products if any, and good to try a couple weeks sans gluten too to see if that helps any.

I have some other sources but cannot find them at the moment so this will be a start:


Ruth C (87)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 4:44 pm
I love spinach, always have always will.

Barb K (1678)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 4:53 pm
I still love spinich! Popeye is my childhood hero! My parents took me to see a falls--I have CRS at the moment and can't remember the name of it!!-but Dad held me up over the huge wall so I could look over--his idea, not mine--and that night I dreamed I was falling over the falls and Popeye The Sailor Man swooshed underneath me and saved me! LOL He must've just eaten his spinich!! Thanks for the walk down Memory Lane, Carrie!!

Sheila D (194)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 6:15 pm
Will not give up my cooked spinach, stems and all.
Now, no snickers or snorts out there - I've never had kale. I know, I've led a sheltered food life. Guess I break down and buy some - then I'll figure out how to cook it. Do know that you cut the stems from it - saw that on Chopped...

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:24 pm
I too love spinach both cooked and raw. I also love kale. I make smoothies everyday and I always put spinach, kale, broccoli and then at least 5 different fruits, as well as fresh ginger root and they are absolutely delicious. I use almond and coconut in them as well. I like baby spinach too. Now I did not know that you are supposed to cut the stems off of kale though. I have been throwing the whole thing into the blender. Carrie, I have gout to in my feet but since I went vegan, and since I have been using fresh ginger, I have noticed a significant drop in the pain levels. Great post. Thanks hon.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:25 pm
Correction, almond and coconut milk.

Jason S (50)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:27 pm
Good posting, thanks

Carrie B (306)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:28 pm
My husband's gout doesn't bother him very often, but when it does we stay far away from spinach. Otherwise we eat it occasionally, but opt for kale most of the time.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:40 pm
Who says that? I love spinach.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:03 pm
Perhaps Carrie's husband's gout has an iron-related component. That would account for spinach being a trigger. I retain iron in the legs myself, but just under the skin, it's visible but doesn't hurt. I also love spinach but mainly cooked. I like my salads crisper than spinach. Hearts of Romaine are my base of choice. Looks like I need to look into kale.

Barb K (1678)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:12 pm
Carrie, it wasn't a fall my parents took me to! It was Tallulah Gorge in Ga. but to my seven-yr-old brain and eyes, it looked like a waterfall. I remember we stayed in a nearby hotel and we could hear the loudness of the water crashing over the walls! No wonder I had that dream! Thank goodness Popeye was there to save me!!

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Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:17 pm

Sheila D (194)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:33 pm
Can't give you another star, but thank you for the recipe sites.

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:57 pm
I enjoy both spinach and kale raw.

When I take a break from all these petitions, I graze on greens. Good for the brain!

Syd H (48)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:23 am
GGma Sheila, yes cut the stems from the kale before cooking, but chop up the stems too and throw them in first as they are delicious and nutritious as well with a different texture to add a little variety, not unlike having some chopped asparagus.

Here is a recent article I read on kale which explains why it's such a superfood even if not exotic. :)

I can tell you it was a big healer for me when I started eating it (though mostly raw in salads and smoothies).

However, another fabulous healing green is Lemon Balm. It grows wild all over where I am from so I started pinching the tops off the plants (helps them branch) while on my walks then making a smoothie with them when I would get home. This kept me in free greens for an entire spring which was one of my most relaxed and happiest. Remembering that yesterday I looked up Lemon Balm and turns out it's another hidden superfood.

Mari 's (1356)
Friday July 26, 2013, 7:18 am
Spinach Is So Over my cucumbers when they go into my mouth :) Fresh spinach leaves Mmmmm I would never stop eating fresh spinach leaves in my salad.

. (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 9:41 am
Raw spinach, no. Cooked, with a little olive oil, and some garlic have me.

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday July 26, 2013, 10:45 am
Ah, spinach, one of the few veggies I love, cooked or raw. Hubby won't eat Kale so I guess I will never get that into the house LOL. We like salads. One veggie I can't stand......Iceberg Lettuce. Gag! Bland and blase'. Be sure to always wash your veggies!!!!!! I squeeze a grapefuit into my veggie washing water to kill anything microbial. Works for us.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:09 pm
Spinach will always be one of my most favorite vegetables. I never have been one for change.
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