Thursday, 5 March 2015


This was so good!
you don't have to make your own garlic butter (or indeed use garlic butter - regular butter, or dairy alternative is fine too.) but if you want to here's how I did it.

1  cut the top of a bulb of garlic. drizzle with a little olive oil & place in a preheated oven (180c) for about 45 mins.
should come out looking something like this.

2  Then you squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins. They should be soft & deliciously sweet from roasting. leave to cool.  
3  Once cool, mix 2 garlic cloves with 100g unsalted butter that has been out of the fridge for a while so it's softened and ready to blend. (I used a hand blender) you can also add salt, pepper, parsley or any other flavourings. 
4  slice mushrooms.
5  heat 1 tablespoon light olive oil (or rapeseed oil, coconut oil, butter) & 1 tablespoon water in a frying pan. Stir fry the mushrooms over a medium heat for a few minutes until they are softened and starting to brown. if the pan gets too dry and the mushrooms aren't cooked, just add a little more water.
once cooked set to one side.
6  Add 2 generous handfuls of fresh spinach leaves to the frying pan you just cooked the mushrooms in.
7  Add 2 tablespoons white wine  (my fave white wine is le petit chat) because it has not one, but two cats on the label - that reason & that reason alone.

     Note Kia (whippet) sleeping in the weirdest position in the background! She always sleeps with her head falling out of her basket - I bought her a new basket, thinking the old one must be too small, but she still does it!

8  stir fry the spinach for about a minute until it's wilted and the liquid has been absorbed.
Toast your bread.
9  spread the toast with the garlic butter, then top with the mushrooms & spinach.

                               Show me a more delicious way of getting 2 of your 5 a day!

 Happy weekending everyone!

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