Recipe Monday: Spinach for Your Face

Okay, part of what’s been hindering Recipe Monday besides other life stuff going on is that (a) I’m getting bored of the retro cookbooks I have (vintage cookbook donations welcome!) and (b) I thought that the recipes I made all needed to have like magical meaning instead of just being food for your faces on a weeknight. From now on, if I have a magical purpose in mind, we’ll discuss. Otherwise, recipes ahoy!

Spinach, Chickpeas and Tomatoes With Dressing

1 bag fresh spinach
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 plum tomatoes, cut into eighths
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup feta cheese
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, diced
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
2 tablespoons dry white wine
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in stock pot on medium heat on the stove. Saute the onion until it’s softened (for a brief video explanation see here) and then start adding the spinach until it’s melted down enough that the whole bag is in the pot and none of the spinach is raw anymore (for a brief video explanation, see here). Add chickpeas, tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, the white wine, salt and pepper, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and the garlic while stirring. Cook covered for 10 minutes.

While the pot is cooking, put the 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, yogurt and parsley together with salt and pepper to taste and stir. Serve the dressing over the spinach mixture and eat with pita.

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  


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