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Bacon Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach is one of my favorite side dishes.  I know, probably one of the least popular, but I love it (almost as much as beets!).  Actually, I like just plain old sautéed spinach, too.  If you don’t like creamed spinach as much as I do, here is a way to dress it up a bit… add cream and bacon!  Who couldn’t love creamed spinach with some bacon in it?

Bacon Creamed Spinach

Pieces:

  1. 2 pieces bacon (I like Applegate Farms turkey bacon)
  2. 2 tbsp. chopped shallot
  3. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  4. one and one quarter cup coconut (or other dairy free) creamer
  5. 1 tbsp. gluten free flour
  6. 3 tbsp. vegan butter
  7. 2 cups frozen spinach
  8. 2 tsp. nutmeg
  9. 2 tsp. pepper
  10. 1 tsp. salt
  11. one half tsp. cinnamon

 

Process:

  1. Chop the shallot and sauté in a pan with the olive oil.  Saute just for a minute or two.
  2. Chop the bacon into smaller than bite sized pieces.
  3. Saute the bacon with the shallot.  Add the vegan butter.  Saute until the bacon gets nice and crispy.
  4. Add the creamer and gluten free flour and stir for a couple of minutes to thicken.
  5. Add the spinach and continue to stir.
  6. Add the salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  7. Stir until spinach is heated through.
  8. Serve hot!

 

 

 

bacon spinach

Happy Allergy Free Eating!

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Simple Creamed Spinach

One of my favorite meals is a good steak and creamed spinach.  To me, there is something so comforting about creamed spinach… except for the word “cream” to someone who has a dairy allergy!  So of course I found it a personal mission to be able to make creamed spinach in a dairy free version.  This recipe is very tasty, simple, and quick.

Simple Creamed Spinach

Pieces:

  1. 2 tbsp. vegan butter
  2. 2 tbsp. chopped shallot
  3. 2 and one quarter cups of your favorite non dairy creamer (I use the Silk brand)
  4. one half cup of your favorite gluten free flour
  5. one half bag frozen spinach
  6. 2 tsp. nutmeg
  7. salt and pepper to taste

Process:

  1. In a deep saute pan on medium heat, add the butter and shallot.  Stir a few times just to soften the shallot.
  2. After just a couple minutes, add the creamer and flour.  Stir well to combine, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the frozen spinach.  Stir and add the nutmeg and salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and let it continue to cook, stirring every few minutes until the spinach is creamy and hot.
  5. Serve with your favorite steak!

Happy Allergy Free Eating!

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