I cook a lot on the weekends. It helps me prepare the for the upcoming week so that I won’t default to take-out when I find myself short on time (which is more often than I’d like to admit). Another thing I tend to do, is buy in bulk. I can get really weak on my trips to Costco and it isn’t uncommon that I find myself with a 5lb bag of spinach and a great need for some creativity.
One solution that I came up with recently was a very simple spinach soup. I really wanted to keep things low fat and still preserve the color of the spinach. Here’s what I came up with:
1 bag of baby or regular spinach (or half of one of those Costco bags)
1 onion, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbs olive oil
2-3 cups good broth, either chicken or veggie
Saute onion in olive oil until just starts to brown, add garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add spinach to pan and let wilt. Add broth and cook down until spinach is soft but still green. Blend in blender or with immersion blender until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with grated cheese.