Spinach with Chick-peas, Raisins and Pine
recipe comes from the the Bitchin
Kitchen web site which is run by Faith
Heinauer. This is what she said in describing
I grew up in a household that loved not only food,
but also the creative process of cooking and entertaining.
My father is a professional chef and my mother
was a former pastry chef. After earning my degree
in hotel and restaurant management, I joined my
father's catering business and started teaching
cooking classes. Growing up in the restaurant
scene offers a lot of culinary observations; add
my knack for experimenting in the kitchen, and
you've got my collection of recipes and tricks
of the trade. So, if you want to talk food, get
a great recipe or hear the latest culinary scoop,
you're at the right place!"
will also find details of Faith's book at the
site where you can also order your copy.
food is fragrant, flavorful and fantastically
delicious! These two dishes depict the spicy,
sun-filled flavorful food of Morocco".
Tablespoons olive oil
1 sweet onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 pound spinach, cleaned
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup chick-peas
3 Tablespoons raisins
3 Tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
salt and freshly ground pepper
a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil
over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic,
sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.
the tomatoes, cumin and paprika. Cook for 5
minutes, stirring frequently.
the spinach, water, chick-peas and raisins.
Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
with salt and pepper. Taste for additional seasonings.
the spinach mixture on to 4 plates and garnish
with toasted pine nuts.