I think it's safe to say that my favorite food lately has become spinach. I usually have these bouts of food favoritism and eat whatever it is I love at the moment until I get sick of it. I braved mixing it in a smoothie (can't taste it!), I always add some to my breakfast sandwiches and pretend I'm eating a la Panera Bread every morning, and I usually have a side of spinach with dinner every night.
This is my new favorite way to eat spinach, sauteed with garlic, mushrooms, and lemon juice:
It couldn't be easier to prepare:
2-3 cups raw baby spinach
juice of one lemon (or about two Tablespoons if you keep a bottle of lemon juice handy)
1/2 cup Baby-Bella mushrooms
1-2 cloves garlic
Throw the garlic, lemon juice, and mushrooms into a skillet on medium and saute until the mushrooms are almost cooked the way you like them. Add the spinach and saute until wilted. If you want to add a little kick, shake a teaspoon of red pepper flakes in with the mushrooms when you first begin.
I usually pair this spinach dish with some lemon pepper salmon (pictured by me above) but it also makes a great side for a sandwich or roasted chicken. I can't vouch for the kid or husband friendliness of this recipe, as my husband will not touch spinach with a ten-foot pole, but for those nights when I'm eating dinner solo, I usually turn to my beloved spinach.
Does anyone else do this? Use an ingredient until they can't stand it anymore? I think it's simply due to the lack of fresh produce we get around here in the dead of winter. Our tomatoes are pale and sad and we have to do what we can with what is available.
What foods can you not get enough of lately?