30 Books in 30 Days: Spinach Edition

Yep, today it’s National Spinach Day!

In case you missed recent posts, in honor of the upcoming fun at Authors After Dark, I’m doing a 30-Books-in-30-Days giveaway. Okay, really it’s so I can pare down my TBR pile. Open internationally, and the book is a mystery–I can only tell you it will be either UF, SF, Fantasy, YA paranormal, or PNR. If you win, you can give me a couple of genres and I’ll match them if I can but I”m a lot heavier on some genres than others. (I don’t have a lot of adult UF, in other words because there just isn’t much coming out anymore.) You can also choose any of my books except PIRATE’S ALLEY.

Honestly, I don’t have a lot to say about spinach except that I love fresh raw spinach and lightly stir-fried fresh spinach but don’t be putting any frozen or–OMG–canned spinach in front of me. Ick! My favorite salad is raw spinach, boiled shrimp, feta cheese, sliced strawberries, and a balsamic-pomegranate vinaigrette. Um, yeah. I made it up but I think I had it for lunch every day last summer!

So, for today’s giveaway: Do you like spinach? And how do you like it best?

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

47 thoughts on “30 Books in 30 Days: Spinach Edition

  1. i like them fresh ( no canned ever!!!) boiled then mixed with garlic and cream ( pepper, salt and muscade)


  2. I never understood why people didn’t like spinach, because growing up I only had it my mom’s way, Korean style! Blanched, squeezed, and flavored with toasted sesame seeds, sesame oil, garlic salt, dash of Korean red pepper flakes and chopped green onions. It’s great!

    • Oh, I have to say, I haven’t had it that way but it sounds delicious!

      I think a lot of us (well, I did anyway) grew up with that soggy, tasteless junk that comes in cans. For years I wouldn’t touch spinach because that’s all I’d ever tried. **shudders**

  3. I enjoy spinach as long as its not canned (gross). My favorite way to have it is in an omelet with feta and onions, I also enjoy it in my salads

  4. I still remember when my Mom put some spinach on my plate when I was little and I burst into tears … these days however I kinda like it, but only freshly mixed in with salad or as pizza topping.

  5. I really like fresh spinach, not the frozen kind. I like it in salads, on sandwiches, or even baked on a pizza as long as its fresh.

  6. I love it in salad and I much prefer it over iceberg lettuce (yuck), or otherwise used fresh. I’m ok with it on pizza or in pasta, but I definitely prefer it fresh.

  7. As an adult, I now like spinach πŸ™‚ i like it raw in salads and I love it cooked like on pizza, in paninis or omelets. Yum!!!!

  8. I like fresh spinach in salad, soup, or just sautΓ©ed. Even the idea of canned spinach is nasty.

  9. I like both fresh and cooked spinach. My favorite spinach dish would be in a cheddar cheese and spinach quiche.

  10. I grew up eating canned spinach, and I liked it well enough with vinegar in it. I’ve eaten quiche and lasagna with spinach in it, and it’s good that way. I also enjoy it in salads.

  11. The Only way I like spinach is fresh and raw in salads and on sandwiches. No cooked spinach for me! Blech!

  12. I don’t mind the taste of raw spinach but I dislike how it makes my teeth feel weird, some types of salad dressing help. But I enjoy it more in cooked preparations soups,stews,eggs, pizza, pasta……..

  13. Yes, I love spinach. My favorite way to eat it is in a spinach salad with chicken, egg, and cheese, no dressing for me. I always have a bag of spinach in my fridge – I like it raw, but don’t mind it cooked but yeah, the frozen or canned is not so good.

  14. Will I get clobbered for liking frozen and canned spinach. Especially with a little pepper added to it.

  15. I have never tried canned spinach but have loved it in it’s other forms. Comfort for me is creamed spinach over a slice of toast with a poached egg nestled on top.

  16. lol I confess that I’m like a kid and I’m not a fan of spinach… yeah really. But if we have some in salads it’s ok, just a bit.

  17. I like raw spinach and only in salads. I sneak it in with my kids salads. They only like ice berg lettuce so I put some healthy stuff in with it