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Tag: spinach salad

fresh spinach! . . .

At the farmstand this week, I picked through some farm grown spinach for tender sprouts of spinach. Back home, I showed it to G. and he suggested we have it for dinner – all of it! So, I made a spinach souffle from scratch after soaking the spinach to get rid of the grit – and saved the tender leaves for a salad to go alongside.

Making spinach salad is one of my favorites because I cook a few slices of bacon, break it up and slice up a fresh mushrooms dressed with a simple vinaigrette. It’s tasty and refreshing!




spinach salad with bacon and eggs. . .

NYTimes photo of Melissa Clark's salad. . .

NYTimes photo of Melissa Clark’s salad. . .

I’ve been avoiding eggs for weeks while taking a prescription to get my cholesterol numbers down. Later this morning, I’m visiting my doctor and will see whether my numbers have improved after six weeks of egg and animal protein semi-fasting.

Afterwards tonight, I plan to have a light dinner of a robust spinach salad made from Melissa Clark’s recipe that appeared in the NYTimes today. It looks like just what the doctor didn’t order – but which I’m going to have as a mini treat for having been so disciplined. Then tomorrow, back on the wagon again!

I remember making a warm spinach salad with thickly sliced fresh mushrooms and bacon in the 80’s. This one reminds me of that same recipe, even the vinaigrette ingredients. Maybe I’ll do that and skip the eggs tonight, whaddya think?