What is it? and Will it kill me? Two essential questions to ask when you come across something strange in the wild. Or your family garden….cause you can never be too sure of people’s motives. Especially when there are poisonous weeds conveniently growing amongst the vegetables.
Sure it’s spinach shaped, but so called ‘new zealand spinach’ is also all thick and waxy and a bit bumpy- all things that seem to whisper ‘stop!’ and ‘update your will’. As you can imagine, it’s not exactly something you want to eat raw, tossed in a salad (pulverized raw in a smoothie however, is delicious).
As a general rule- wash it, chop it up a bit, and cook it down with some garlic (and pinch of salt, pepper and nutmeg). And then add it to whatever recipe you might add cooked greens to. With an egg and some cheese for breakfast, mixed into some wild rice (with feta, walnuts and dried cranberries), baked into a quiche, or perhaps, a hot spinach and artichoke dip:
FYOR (find your own recipe);)