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Spinach stalk... what is it good for?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 15, 2012 at 4:01 AM

Bought some fresh spinach and will saute the leaves. What can I do with the stalks though? Is there nutrition there? I was thinking of maybe a spinach stalk cole slaw?

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on February 15, 2012
at 07:46 PM

Used to have two Guinea Pigs - would have made a great treat for them!

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on February 15, 2012
at 03:57 PM

No joke. Don't knock it till you've tried it. If you put in even one apple core or carrot, it's got plenty of sweetness, and it's a great way to get a boatload of nutrition in the morning, especially for those of us who don't like to eat for the first few hours after waking.

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on February 15, 2012
at 03:39 PM

I saute mine as well, and they taste just fine, texture-wise too.

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on February 15, 2012
at 02:33 PM

do you have a guinea pig? A hamster? a rabbit?

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on February 15, 2012
at 12:33 PM

i trim about an inch off them, then sautee the rest of the leaf/stem. fine.

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on February 15, 2012
at 08:29 AM

This must be a joke.

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on February 15, 2012
at 06:08 AM

"... Absolutely nothing... Say it again, y'all..." Actually I have no idea, but that song is going to be stuck in my head now.

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at 06:07 AM

hmm never considered it. Is that commonly done?

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on February 15, 2012
at 05:57 AM

Don't separate them, saute all of it. Or if you must, use the stalks in a smoothie.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on February 15, 2012
at 06:07 AM

hmm never considered it. Is that commonly done?

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on February 15, 2012
at 03:39 PM

I saute mine as well, and they taste just fine, texture-wise too.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on February 15, 2012
at 12:33 PM

i trim about an inch off them, then sautee the rest of the leaf/stem. fine.

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9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on February 15, 2012
at 08:30 AM

I freeze them and put them in a bone stock along with other stalks, and onion and garlic leftovers.

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on February 15, 2012
at 07:05 PM

Use everything! Cut off dirty parts. Julienne.

In a pan, add thinly sliced shallots and garlic, and carrot shavings. Butter. Touch of salt. Sweat until it smells delicious. Throw in spinach stalks. Saute until glistening. Add a touch of cream to make it...creamy.

Eat.

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on February 15, 2012
at 07:00 PM

I always just chop up the stalks fine and cook them with the leaves. It never occurred to me not to.

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0266737ea1782946902fd3f8e60fa0b9

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on February 15, 2012
at 06:52 AM

Yep, use it to juice, or put in a smoothie. If you have a powerful blender, it will just blend right in, and you'll get tons of benefits from it. I juice all of the leftover bits of the produce from the day before (broccoli stalks, apple cores, carrot ends, kale/spinach/chard stems, etc.), and it makes a nutritious and surprisingly tasty way to start my morning.

0266737ea1782946902fd3f8e60fa0b9

(2504)

on February 15, 2012
at 03:57 PM

No joke. Don't knock it till you've tried it. If you put in even one apple core or carrot, it's got plenty of sweetness, and it's a great way to get a boatload of nutrition in the morning, especially for those of us who don't like to eat for the first few hours after waking.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on February 15, 2012
at 08:29 AM

This must be a joke.

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