What at lovely day it is. The birds are singing, the trees are budding, flowers are blooming...and you're here at the cafe. :) So good to see you again.
One of my favorite foods is mushrooms. I love them on pizza, in my salad and I especially love them sauteed. Best of all, it quick and super easy.
All you need are some mushrooms, whatever kind you like (I used just plain old button mushrooms this time), some minced garlic and some olive oil.
You can slice your mushrooms or leave them whole. You can remove the stems or cook those too.
Whatever you like. This is very flexible.
Now heat your olive oil over medium to medium-high heat. You don't want it to smoke, though.
Now add your garlic and let it cook just long enough to infuse the oil with that wonderful garlic flavor (1-2 minutes).
Add your mushies and toss to coat with the oil.
Remember that mushrooms are one of those veggies with a high water content. That means they cook down a lot, so take that into consideration if you're making these for several people.
Now I'll sprinkle them with just a little bit of salt (and pepper, if you like) and give them one more toss.
I love to put these on steak or just eat them by themselves. Which is what I did this time.
The best thing is that there's no guilt. Whoo-hoo!
Speaking of guilt...
I knew those 4 pounds last week were too good to be true. I actually gained .2 pounds this week, despite making what I thought were wise choices in my eating.
But as I've said before, it's a sawtooth pattern. Some days up, some days down.
And I will not give up.
I just need to dig my heels in and hang on for what's sure to be a long, bumpy ride. :-)