Stir fries are one of my favorite things to turn to for quick meals and easy ways to get my veggie quote in. You really just have to throw some stuff in a pan, cook it ’til it’s tender (or no longer raw, if you’re cooking meat), and season to taste with garlic, herbs, and salt. For a hot meal, it really couldn’t get much easier. Plus, they tend to be very forgiving: You can substitute spinach for kale or chard or collard greens, yellow squash or zucchini for carrots or mushrooms, pork or chicken for beef–whatever you happen to have on hand. In this Mushroom Spinach Stir-Fry with Bacon, the caramelized onions pair wonderfully with tender-juicy mushrooms and the burst of umami from salty bacon. This recipe actually served as inspiration for one of my favorite recipes in my e-book 28 Days of One-Pot AIP… which incorporates liver into this delicious mix in such a way you’d never know it was liver if you didn’t cook it yourself. 😉
Keep your household clean, too!
I may make my living as a food blogger, but my health-consciousness actually began long before I started cooking. Growing up with a sensitive nose and skin that would break out into a rash at the slightest provocation, I’ve been making my own cosmetics and cleaning products since high school. I hoped that avoiding these environmental toxins would not only improve my health, but be better for the environment and save me some money compared to buying high-end non-toxic products at a health-foods store. Whatever your reasons, making your own household products is easier than you might think. My e-book A Clean Space has all the tips, tricks, and recipes you need to get started–and it’s only $6.99!
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the bacon and onion and cook until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook another minute. Add the mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms are soft.
- Add the spinach and oil, then cover and cook another 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the spinach is wilted. Season to taste, then serve.