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Spinach Stew

This less than 10 ingredient Spinach Stew is slow cooked to perfection. The spinach, onion and spices are cooked down so that the flavors intensify and create a really delicious side dish. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.

I realize that this Spinach Stew recipe takes a whopping 60 minutes to make but I assure you it’s worth the wait. Don’t even think about trying to shave time off of this dish because it just won’t be the same. This Spinach Stew side dish only uses 6 ingredients and slow cooks them to perfection. It’s the closest thing to an allergy friendly, AIP and Paleo creamed spinach recipe you’ll ever find.

Spinach is a great veggie and packed full of healthy stuff. I try to eat it as often as possible, because it’s important to pack on the nutrient dense foods when you are on a restricted diet. However, there are only so many times I can have sautéed spinach or a spinach salad.

When you can’t have dairy, soy or any nut milk (including coconut) it’s nice to taste something so smooth, creamy and flavorful. This recipe works because it slowly condenses the tasty onion, spinach, spices and broth. The slow cooking intensifies the flavors and makes me so freaking happy.

This less than 10 ingredient Spinach Stew is slow cooked to perfection. The spinach, onion and spices are cooked down so that the flavors intensify and create a really delicious side dish. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.

Spinach Stew
 
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This less than 10 ingredient Spinach Stew is slow cooked to perfection. The spinach, onion and spices are cooked down so that the flavors intensify and create a really delicious side dish. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.
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Recipe type: Dinner, Starter
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 medium Onions, roughly chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth, divided
  • 16 ounces Frozen Chopped Spinach, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Puree the onion and garlic in a food processor.
  2. Add the onion mixture to a large pot on the stovetop over medium heat.
  3. Cover the pot with the lid, for about 5 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add olive oil, turmeric, cloves and 1 cup of broth to the pot and then stir to combine.
  5. Continue to cook, uncovered while stirring occasionally, for about 12-14 minutes or until onions are golden brown and the liquid has reduced. Be careful to watch it towards the end as you don’t want it to burn.
  6. Add the frozen spinach to the pot and stir to combine.
  7. Cook for another 25 minutes, adding the remaining broth as necessary, to keep the mixture creamy. Keep the spinach just covered with broth, and then let the liquid cook off for the last 10 minutes.
  8. Add salt to taste.

This less than 10 ingredient Spinach Stew is slow cooked to perfection. The spinach, onion and spices are cooked down so that the flavors intensify and create a really delicious side dish. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

This less than 10 ingredient Spinach Stew is slow cooked to perfection. The spinach, onion and spices are cooked down so that the flavors intensify and create a really delicious side dish. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.

Leftover Ham Bone Soup

Save the bone and a few cups of leftover ham from last night’s glazed ham to make this Leftover Ham Bone Soup. It’s packed with colorful and good-for-you foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. This recipe is paleo/AIP that means gluten, dairy and nut free.

I’ve cooked at least 3 glazed hams this holiday season. That means we always have ham leftovers and a giant ham bone. Leftover Ham Bone soup is a great way to transform your leftovers into something special.

I’m always making chicken and beef stock out of our leftovers so I was determined to find a soup to use up this leftover ham bone. Traditionally you’d use the leftovers to make a split pea soup but I’ve never been a fan. In fact, most of the recipes I’ve found that use leftover ham bones all include beans. Those are a no-no on the autoimmune protocol diet so I had to get creative.

Save the bone and a few cups of leftover ham from last night’s glazed ham to make this Leftover Ham Bone Soup. It’s packed with colorful and good-for-you foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. This recipe is paleo/AIP that means gluten, dairy and nut free.

The ham broth that you create is very flavorful. I used my favorite root veggies – carrots and sweet potatoes – to add to the pot. They soak up those ham juices so well. I also added a big bunch of spinach for some added color as well as something to temper the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and carrots.

I’m so excited at how well this soup turned out. It’s truly a brand new dish. No one would know that it’s leftovers! Also, a giant ham can run you $30 or more so it’s nice to squeeze ever cent out of it. I like that you only have to spend a few extra bucks to get a brand new meal.

Save the bone and a few cups of leftover ham from last night’s glazed ham to make this Leftover Ham Bone Soup. It’s packed with colorful and good-for-you foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. This recipe is paleo/AIP that means gluten, dairy and nut free.

Leftover Ham Bone Soup
 
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Save the bone and a few cups of leftover ham from last night’s glazed ham to make this Leftover Ham Bone Soup. It’s packed with colorful and good-for-you foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. This recipe is paleo/AIP that means gluten, dairy and nut free.
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 leftover Hambone
  • 2 slices of Bacon, chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 4 Carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and diced
  • ¾ teaspoon Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional for AIP), to taste
  • 1½ cups leftover Ham, diced
  • 12 ounces Baby Spinach
Instructions
  1. Place leftover hambone in a large stockpot or Dutch oven and add enough water to cover the bone halfway, about 6-8 cups.
  2. Bring to a boil and then the reduce heat and simmer until very fragrant, about 1 hour.
  3. Once the broth is finished, remove and discard the ham bone.
  4. Add the bacon to a second large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  5. Cook the bacon for a few minutes until it’s created enough grease to start cooking the onions and garlic.
  6. Add garlic and onions to the stockpot.
  7. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Next stir in carrots, sweet potatoes, thyme and bay leaves.
  9. Add in the ham broth and then season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  10. Bring the soup to a boil.
  11. Once the soup is boiling, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  12. Stir in ham and spinach then let cook until the spinach has wilted and the ham is cooked through, about 1-2 minutes.
  13. Serve immediately.

Save the bone and a few cups of leftover ham from last night’s glazed ham to make this Leftover Ham Bone Soup. It’s packed with colorful and good-for-you foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. This recipe is paleo/AIP that means gluten, dairy and nut free.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

Save the bone and a few cups of leftover ham from last night’s glazed ham to make this Leftover Ham Bone Soup. It’s packed with colorful and good-for-you foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. This recipe is paleo/AIP that means gluten, dairy and nut free.