Spinach often brings back traumatic memories from childhood—in my case, I can’t shake the thought of the green mass with a strange consistency that was served every Thursday at school. But spinach takes on a new, amazing flavor in these pierogi. The filling is enriched with goat cheese that melts in the mouth, as well as crunchy, salted almonds and a little lemon zest for freshness. To serve, I sprinkle Parmesan over them for an Italian twist. Delicious!