Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Stupendous Spinach Souffle
When I was a child one of my absolute favorite things to have for dinner was Stouffer's Spinach Souffle. I know it sounds odd, but when my mom took me to the grocery I would literally beg for her to buy it. I won't reveal my age. But, obviously, these were not the days when there was junk food at every turn packaged in your child's favorite cartoon character! Although I don't eat milk, dairy or eggs- probably because of the sense of comfort and reminiscence of my childhood- I still have cravings for this dish.
A few years ago, I tried my hand at making a healthier version of my childhood favorite and it has become a favorite in my household now. This Stupendous Spinach Souffle is so easy to make (you can prepare it in under 5 minutes- I promise) and it is also dairy and gluten free.
Not only is it great for dinner- either as a side or a main course- but it is also rich and creamy and great to bring to parties as a dip for pita or even crudite.
Spinach Souffler (Dairy & Gluten-free)
1 package frozen spinach (preferably organic)
1-2 cups dairy-free grated "mozzarella cheese" (I use Daiya, which tastes and melts just like the real thing)
3-4 tbsp Tofutti "sour cream" (ditto above- tastes soooo good!)
Olive oil (approx 2-4 tbsp as desired but not necessary)
1-2 garlic cloves