i think spinach has lost a lot of the stigma from years past. growing up we ate all different vegetables, but spinach was not one of them. i was mainly exposed to canned spinach which looked disgusting and my friends that were forced to eat it confirmed it was as bad as it looked.
i was turned on to fresh spinach via delicious salads, many of them dressed with an incredible hot bacon dressing, but i stayed away from cooked spinach until i saw a simple recipe that i ventured to try and ended up loving it. it goes a little like this:
grab a bag of fresh spinach from the produce aisle in your grocery store-the brand i get packages it in a 10 oz bag(looks much bigger, but spinach is light)and for me, that makes 2 lunch size servings of sauteed spinach.
drizzle about 2 tbs of olive oil in a skillet or sautee pan and heat over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add a little minced garlic and sautee for just a few seconds before you add about 1/2 the bag of spinach. at this point, things will move fast. keep stirring the spinach and watch it shrink before your eyes. it goes from a big pile of green to about 1 cup of wilted yumminess in 2-3 minutes. add a little kosher salt and a few cranks of fresh cracked pepper. delicious and so healthy. check this site out for some of the amazing benefits of spinach. i love how the experts say it will keep you and your brain YOUNG. me and my cougar ways need that added benefit, believe me.