Why is it that . . .
– the faster you try to do things the longer it takes?
– you always get sick at the worst possible time . . . vacation . . . moving day . . . worst. timing. ever.
– every day, without fail one set of your eyelashes takes its mascara like a champ while the other protests itself into one clumping mass? Ugh! If I cut them off will they grow back thicker, stronger better?
– the most delicious and nutritious food tends to be the most unattractive?
Case and point . . .
This ah-mazing panfried spinach. Seriously, its really is incredible. And it totally holds magical healing powers.
Since we recently packed up and moved house (yes again) I found myself with minimal groceries and that feeling of an oncoming cold. You know the one . . . you feel it in your bones. And by bones I also mean throat and sinuses. You have a constant ache but you don’t feel entirely unwell? Yep that.
Annoying! Just hit me with this cold/flu already and let me get it over with.
I dont know about you but whenever I get sick I find myself craving garlic . . . I have no idea why but I just do. Maybe it’s because subconsciously I may have read somewhere, once upon a time that garlic help fight off colds and flus . . . ?? Possibly?
Maybe its just because I’m a leetle cray cray . . . but just a little . . . and in the best possible way . . . right?!
Whatever the reason for this weeks “test it out tuesday” recipe I could’nt go past this simple dish from our girl P-Diddy Ree aka – The Pioneer Woman. Its Simple, unattractive (the spinach, not Ree, girlfriend is simply stunning in e-v-e-r-y way. For reals!) but out of this world delicious and of course packed with tonnes of flu fighting goodness.
Eat it by the bowl full, or on a slice of toast, smothered with avocado, topped off with a perfectly poached egg. Clearly I am addicted.
Heaven on a plate.
Comfort food at its finest. And healthiest. And simplest.
very slightly adapted and re-written in my own words from The Pioneer Woman Cooks – Food from my Frontier
3 cups of baby spinach
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp lemon juice (about 1/4 of a lemon)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 – In a medium frypan/skillet over medium/high heat cook garlic until fragrant and slightly golden
2 – Add spinach and cook, it will wilt very quickly . . . less than a minute
3 – squeeze in lemon juice, season with salt and pepper, stir and serve.
Don’t you just feel healthier already?