Bean Pasta w/ Garlicky Greens

Bean pasta with spinach, garlic and parmesan. Super easy, gluten free.

Bønnespaghetti med spinat, hvidløg og parmesan. Super let, glutenfri. 

Bean pasta with garlicky spinach and parmesan. No carb, gluten free

There is something beautiful about words. There is nothing cooler than to be able to express yourself through written worlds. To write beautiful novels. To master language. Authors are my heroes and I am in awe of poets. I love symbolism, oxymorons and anagrams. The best treasures are well-written books.

I love creative writing.

And I suck at it.

One of my biggest dreams is to one day be good at writing (which is also why I started to write in Danish too). I’ve wracked my brain for some clever or witty thing to say for the past hour, but my dear brain runs around by itself in some imaginary universe, whistling happy songs and only managed to pull itself together long enough to say:

Tralalaa, oh, “garlicky” is a nice word, yes indeed it is…

We’ll go with that for now…

Ord er noget af det smukkeste, der findes. Noget af det sejeste i verden er at kunne udtrykke sig selv på skrift. At kunne skrive smukke romaner. And have sproget i sin hule hånd. At kunne lege med det. Kaste rundt med ordene. Skabe billeder, symboler, oxymoroner, anagrammer… Forfattere er mine hverdagshelte og jeg beundrer, ja nærmest tilbeder, digtere. Der findes ingen skat større end en velskrevet bog.

Jeg elsker skrevent guld.

Og jeg stinker til det selv.

Min helt store drøm er en dag at kunne skrive smukke tekster fulde af billeder og liv (hvilket også er derfor jeg startede med at skrive dansk). Den sidste time har min hjerne slået flikflak for at finde noget klogt, sjovt eller skørt at skrive. Men min søde hjerne render rundt i sit eget univers og fløjter glade sange for sig selv og havde kun lige selvbeherskelse nok til at kigge på denne post en brøkdel af et sekund og sige

Tralalalaaa, hey ”garlicky” er for resten et ret så sjovt ord, ja det er det…

Så ja, ”garlicky” er et sjovt ord…

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Also, here are some pics from Sicily.

Other words I find utterly nice:

– Turmoil (seriously, say that to yourself nice and slowly a couple of times…)

– Algae

– Peasant

– Overalls

– Tendency

Og her er lidt billeder fra Sicilien.

Andre underligt sjove ord:

– Turmoil (seriøst, smag lige på ordet – det er skønt)

– Algae

– Peasant

– Overalls

– Tendency

Bean pasta with garlicky spinach and parmesan. No carb, gluten free e Bean pasta with garlicky spinach and parmesan. No carb, gluten free

And now: PASTA! I found a bag of bean pasta at the local supermarket – and it’s my new favourite thing! Seriously that stuff is amazing. I threw something together and ended up with an amazing dish. Super simple, extremely fast and utterly delicious.

Og nu – PASTA! Jeg købte den skønneste pakke bønne-pasta fra à la eco i Kvickly den anden dag – og bønne pasta er hermed min nye favoritting! Jeg smed lidt hvidløg og noget grønt på en pande og voila – en ny aftensmads favorit.

Bean Pasta w/ Garlicky Greens

Yield: Serves 4

Bean pasta with spinach, garlic and parmesan. Super easy, no carb and gluten free.


  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 scallion
  • 1 tbsp. ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 big package of spinach
  • 1 package (g.) been pasta (or any other pasta of chioce)
  • Chunk (50 g.) parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Mince the garlic and scallion.
  2. Melt the ghee or oil in a big sauce pan and fry the garlic and scallion on it for 5 minutes. Add on the spinach and fry until it collapses.
  3. Meanwhile cook the pasta according to the package instructions. I cooked mine two minutes less that what the package said, because I like them al dente – especially in this recipe.
  4. Grate the parmesan cheese on a mandolin making flakes of parmesan.
  5. Just before serving, throw the pasta unto the saucepan and toss to combine. Pour over the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer to a bowl and add on parmesan cheese.


9 thoughts on “Bean Pasta w/ Garlicky Greens

  1. I know too well that feeling of sitting down to write a blog post and not finding anything to say! But, Josefine, I love your writing and that’s one of the reasons I always check your blog! I too am my own worst critic but I just have to say you’re not shit at creative writing :P you’re the opposite of shit, whatever word that is! NON-SHIT!

    I love your list of nice words! Some of my favourites in English are roast, snigger, penultimate and forlorn. From other languages I am obsessed with forlåta (Swedish), hygge (you may be familiar with this language :P) saudades (Portuguese), so many Spanish words. Forlåta just sounds pretty to me and the fact that hygge and saudades don’t have a direct translation to English makes me always remember those words… woah, sorry for nerding out on your post haha!

    Btw this pasta looks amazing!!!

    1. Aw Hannah, that comment made my day, my week and my month! You are so sweet. Thanks so much :D
      I am glad to hear I am not the only one who struggles some time. Haha, let’s go with non-shit (I’ve got no idea what the opposite of shit is, haha).
      Oooh, I love your words too! Especially forlorn – sounds so nice. I don’t know saudades – what does it mean (okay silly question given it has no translation but…). Haha, and hygge is obviously one of my favorites too.
      Thank you!!
      Have a lovely new week (and Sunday ;) )

  2. I love your blog posts Josefine! But I totally know what you mean about not having the words sometimes when it comes to writing a blog post! Your beautiful recipes speak for themselves though – can’t wait to get my hands on some bean pasta!

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