My son’s friend Omar came to visit the other day and presented me with a plastic cup of green stuff. “I got this smoothie at _____. It cost $20!” The green stuff was starting to turn grayish and separate in the cup. I politely took a sip and wished the nice young man had saved his $20. It tasted awful.
Juices and smoothies have become so popular, it seems that as soon as people exit their spinning or yoga classes they have purple or green beverages attached to their hands, expensive purple or green beverages! Are they worth it?
Open-Faced Sandwich of Spinach,
Caramelized Onions, and Roasted Peppers
This recipe is from Deborah Madison’s book “Vegetable Literacy.” It would make a simple and delicious lunch. I suspect that using the best ingredients will really enhance this open-faced sandwich, so get a good ciabatta or whole grain levain and high quality ricotta salata.
11/3 cup caramelized onions (2 lbs. onions sauteed in 3 Tbsp. butter, salt and pepper to taste)
1 lb. clean spinach, stems removed