I'm a really picky eater, so I'm pretty sure anyone who knows me would be surprised I like this sandwich. Kevin made one for himself a while back, I randomly took a bite and instantly fell in love. I could probably eat them everyday for the rest of my life.

When I mentioned a spinach sandwich in my photo an hour post for January a few people wanted to know more about them, so this is recipe for you guys (and anyone else looking for a new favorite food!)
Spinach Sandwich
olive oil
spinach (frozen or fresh)
spices & seasonings
bread
vegenaise

Lightly coat your pan with olive oil. Put spinach in on medium heat and cover. Cook for 5-10 minutes, and keep an eye on it. You don't want to fry the spinach, we're essentially just steaming it.
Once it is cooked down, season to your liking. We use oregano, parsley, tarragon, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.  (In my opinion garlic is the star flavor so go crazy with it!)
Stir in all of your seasonings. Make sure there are no frozen pieces (if using frozen spinach). Once that's all done, turn it down to low heat and pop your bread in the toaster. Our favorite bread is 12 grain whole wheat.

Spin your cat around three times counterclockwise - this will ensure the bread toasts perfectly.
When your bread is toasted to perfection, spread vegenaise on both pieces. I like mine pretty thick.
Plop on your spinach!
& Enjoy!
I know this sandwich might not sound or look too awesome if you're a picky eater, but I swear once you try it I have a hard time believing you won't be making them at least twice a week for lunch or dinner. I'm not even a big fan of greens and I'm pretty sure this is the best sandwich EVER.
xoxo


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  1. This makes me so very happy.

    I hate greens, in fact veggies in general. I am SO picky about food as well. This is something I can get behind.

    I generally throw some mozzarella on it when I make it for myself. Delicious.

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  2. I like mine with some feta cheese mixed in. :D

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  3. Mmm, this sounds - and looks - yummy! I have to try it, but I don't have a cat. Can I use my bunny? ;) Hugs from Anette in Norway :)

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    1. A bunny might work even better! :D

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    2. Maybe he can have a taste of some of it ;)

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  4. I'm a huge fan of spinach so I'll definitely have to try this-it looks delish! I'm not sure if I'll like vegenaise-I usually eat my sammies dry, but I'll try it :) I might try this with scrambled eggs mixed in-I LOVE spinach with scrambled eggs. Oh and my cat will definitely enjoy the counterclockwise spin ;)

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  5. OH NO! I don't have cat, what do I do??

    jk. These look great! thanks for sharing :)

    xo
    Angie
    sundaybelle.com

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  6. I love spinach! I don't know why I never thought of making it into a sandwich before. However I don't have any pets at the moment, but maybe I could spin my nephew around. As long as it's something cute, right? Haha :)

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  7. Dizzy kitties always ensure perfect cooking results. Magical creatures :)
    I'm going to have to give this a go for sure. My Hubs is mad for spinach, so he'll be sending big thanks your way tomorrow afternoon :)
    Luvluv,
    Sway xx

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  8. I can't believe I hadn't thought of a spinach sandwich before. Spinach is my favorite vegetable! This looks so tasty.

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  9. ohhhh, tasty! I don't have a cat though, I suppose one of my children will work (:

    <3 alyssa @
    burnttoastandsoggycereal.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm not a huge fan of greens either, and recently have been trying to incorporate more into my diet. I've been making, spinach, cheese and cucumber sandwiches, seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper to take to work with me! definately going to try these out :)

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  11. This does look great! Im not a huge fan of spinach but It looks really yummy!

    http://madnessanmusings.blogspot.com/2012/04/march-favorites2012.html

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  12. Just made this for lunch! It was absolutely delicious. I added red pepper flakes for a little kick, but kept everything else the same. How yummy!

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  13. I think i'm gonna do this tomorrow *_*

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  14. Oh this does look quite yummy! Gonna try it for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for sharing! (although not sure if my kitty will thank you after I disturb her mid-day nap for spinning!)

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  15. This sandwich looks and sounds amazing! Steaming the best way to eat spinach if you are looking at iron consumption. Which I always am. This might just be my perfect sammich!

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  16. That looks so delicious! I absolutely love spinach!

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  17. Nhamiiii!
    Thanks for sharing a nice recipe, I am vegeterian and it´s nice have a good variety of menu.
    Your blogs is great!
    All the best!

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  18. Ha! Only you could make green stuff look so yummy... amazed you don't pop some random fungi in there too tho?!

    The cat spinning... classic baha moment!

    (Now go check your teeth for leftovers right?).. have a beauty day Kaylah!

    Mel
    needle and nest

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  19. yummy!! I love veggie sandwiches!! :D

    xo

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  20. I used to make a very similar thing when I was a vegan, I made a spinach and mushroom quesadilla- I cooked down the spinach and mushrooms together in olive oil with spices, then put on a tortilla, folded it over and toasted it in the same pan. SO YUMMY. I'm sure this sandwich would be great too!! :) Very similar concept. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I love greens. I guess I'm a veggie person. I eat spinach with yoghurt. It's not a sandwich but a type of meal we eat here in Turkey :)

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  22. This looks really good. Now you've made me really want a spinach sandwich!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  23. awesome kitty belly! more vegan stuff please! :)

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  24. Holy moly that looks good! And cooked spinach is really good for you. I am going to have to try this soon. I bet my husband would love it too!

    xx Adrian
    http://adrianlovesowls.blogspot.com/

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  25. Oh, that looks SO yummers. Although I have no idea what vegenaise is!

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    1. It's basically the vegan version of mayo.
      :)

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      But what's in it instead of eggs?

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  26. Definitely going to try this! It looks so yummy

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  27. Also, more recipes please! Specifically lunch/dinner meals :)

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  28. i just bought veganaise for the first time (crazy, i know!) so i cant wait to try this! also, my fiancee has the same flannel shirt as your hubby. now all i need is a cat to spin.............

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  29. This looks SO GOOD. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Mmmmmm! Love spinach so this looks good to me! It looks so easy to make too - thanks for sharing!
    xoxo
    Michelle

    neonrattail.blogspot.com

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  31. not a fan of spinach a all... but hmm.... we'll see!

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  32. boomarked! i could use me some of this right now *hungry*

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  33. This is my first time commenting here- but i absolutely LOVE your blog, and I totally lurk on it all the time. I just couldn't resist giving a shout out to your amazing sandwich with VEGENAISE! Omg I love the stuff on everything I eat. I'm definitely trying this sandwich sometimes soon. :)

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  34. I've never tried veganaise but I think I might have to now.
    That sandwich looks delicious!

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  35. This looks so healthy and delicious! I must also try the cat trick, haha ;) xx

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  36. Veganaise makes everything 100x better!!! This sandwich looks so good!

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  37. I LOVE SPINACH SANDWICHES! My recipe is: Spinach, 2 cloves of garlic, olive oil. Cook till it's done looking and add a splash of apple cider vinegar. Toast bread, plop on spinach and grate a little parmesan cheese on top....perfection! Never used frozen spinach before...I'll have to try it as I'm extremely broke right now.

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  38. That looks really tasty! I absolutely love spinach,but have never thought to make it like this before. I am definitely gonna give this one a go.

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  39. Mmm, just made this except on a corn tortilla (since I never buy bread)...added fresh garlic, cayenne, and sesame seeds. YUM! Thanks for the recipe :) Vegenaise is so good on regular tacos too - in place of sour cream.

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  40. That looks SO yummy! I love spinach, so this is definitely a recipe I want to try. I have to look into what vegenaise is though. Looks tasty! :D

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  41. I made this last night for dinner and LOVED IT! I used regular mayo instead of the veganaise (I am assuming veganaise is the vegan version of mayonnaise??)
    So good! thanks for sharing... this will become a regular i think!

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  42. I just made this and you're right! It's so good!!! I used a 16 oz. bag of frozen spinach, 1 tsp of garlic powder, 1 tsp of minced onions, 1/4 tsp salt and sprinkled some pepper. I'll definitely experiment with my measurements in the future, but this was excellent! Thank you so much for sharing! :D

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  43. I just made this for lunch except I added some chopped up mushrooms and slices of grilled tomatoes! mmmmm! Thank you so much because it's one of my favorites now :)

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  44. This is AMAZING. I just made this for lunch, and it is awesome! Now I know how to use up all my spinach before it goes bad. Thank you!! ~Kelly

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  45. I just made the spinach and put it on whole grain crackers with cheddar cheese. Delicious!

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  46. I just made the spinach and put it on whole grain crackers with cheddar cheese. Delicious, would make a great party snack!

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  47. hey kaylah :) i SO tried this out and LOVED it! i was really hesitant about trying it - but SURE glad i did, after the fact! ahah.

    check out my blog post on it here:
    http://theymaysaythatimadreamer.blogspot.com/2012/05/meal-ideas-using-strawberries-and.html

    dorothy
    theymaysaythatimadreamer.blogspot.com

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  48. Ooh this is a MUST TRY!! Yum yum in my tum :)

    www.cuppa-tea-and-a-biscuit.blogspot.com

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  49. Cooked spinach is the last thing I would've thought of putting on a sandwich, but I tried it and it's really good and very fast and easy to make.

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  50. Just so you know, I finally made this. And, it was DEE-licious :)
    xo

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  51. hmm.. this looks really good. i hope we have spinach already cus i want this for lunch now.

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  52. I had to come back in repond to this post! A year ago, I read this post and was like "I really doubt I will like spinach sandwiches." OMG! I love this sandwich, it is my go to lunch meal.

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