Well, it's time to resurrect Favorite Fridays. Because my family is moving! And we have to accomplish that feat in 6 weeks. As you can imagine, the months of May and June will be wild. Thankfully, Tina Radcliffe will be taking over for me in June and part of July. (Bless you, Tina!). And Cate has been wonderful to set up a guest for me this month. But on any other open Fridays in May I will be re-posting one of my Favorite Friday posts. This one is from 2012. (Can you believe we've been doing the Cafe blog that long??) I hope you enjoy!
Missy, here. It's Favorite Friday, and I started thinking about cravings I've had lately. I don't know if it's ever been proven scientifically, but I suspect we crave what our bodies need.
A couple of weeks ago, I craved eggs like crazy. And not my normal egg white omlets. No, I wanted the whole egg, yolk and all. Not only that, but I also craved the yolks runny! I hadn't wanted an over-easy egg in decades. It was all very strange. But I ate eggs several times that week, assuming I needed something in those runny yolks! :)
Then after than, I had cravings for greens.
I'd been on a kale kick already--remember the yummy kale chips? So one night recently for a quick recipe, I chopped up turkey smoked sausage and cooked it with kale. Dinner in ten minutes.
For lunch on two or three days this week, I made sauteed veggies to eat over pasta (which I toss with olive oil and keep in the fridge to eat on through the week). I included some garlic, broccoli, kale, shredded carrots and tomato. YUM! And it definitely satisfied my craving.
Then yesterday, I discovered something new at our grocery store. A mix of greens they call Power Greens! It's baby kale, baby spinach, and baby chard.
Tonight, I sauteed several hands full of the greens, garlic, broccoli and a can of chopped tomatoes. Oh, and I added a little bacon and pine nuts as well. I served it over linguine. Always, always, I top these dishes with shredded parmesan! Lots of it. :)
I'm thinking maybe I'll get my fill soon. But if not, at least it's a good thing to crave! What have you craved lately?