Have you ever invented something only to find out that that thing has already been created? That happens to me everytime I think I come up with a revolutionary idea, for example: dates for caramel? the internet did that. spinach in pesto instead of basil? pssh, old news. Pre-sliced bread? already a thing.
But this is actually the first recipe I created ever (after an over steamed cauliflower incident)- and I have yet to see anything like it. This replaces the kraft mac and cheese and dinosaur shaped chicken nugget dinners of my childhood.
Eat your leaves.
The secret to enjoying your leaves (especially if you don’t like them in the first place) is to put stuff on top of it that you like, so in the end you can barely see the greens at the bottom. It’s the same theory that applies to when you spill a drink at a party, cover it up with an unfolded napkin, and awkwardly walk away: if you can’t see it, then it’s not there.
My friends call me a bunny because I can actually just rip off a leaf from a head of lettuce and eat it without anything else.
It’s probably cause don’t really like salad dressing. Or at least, I’m really picky with it. When I go to restaurants, the conversation goes something like this:
Comfort food. You can’t really say no. It’s what I imagine as your parents or grandparents making for you and then pinching your cheek as a congratulations for cleaning your plate even when you’re 30 years old.
This will be one of the first of many installations in my “comfort food redone” series. It’s good food but even better. Now let’s get on with it.