Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Simple Lunch for One

Sometimes, the simplest food is the best. 
A good china plate just elevates it a little.

Lunch for One?
Why not make it a pleasant experience!

MLHG's Simple Lunch for One:

1 portabello mushroom
1 clove of garlic
1 big handful of baby spinach
1 slice of calabrese bread (or your choice)
Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Sauté the sliced portabello mushroom and garlic until nearly done. (I like to use my large cast iron frying pan.)
Move the mushroom slices to one side.
Add the handful of baby spinach to the cleared half of the pan.
Continue cooking until the spinach has wilted, while toasting the bread.

Butter the toast (or not). Layer on the spinach, then the mushrooms.


I'm linking this to Tracy's Living Cookbook: Meatless Monday. Tracy has some really splendid recipes on her blog. I hoping she lets me move into her house!

A Little Note: Each week, you are invited to help brighten the grey days of winter by participating in the second season of ☀Sunlit Sunday.


  1. Fireman loves mushrooms, He will enjoy this recipe

  2. Looks delicious and you are so right, setting the scene with your beautiful plate does indeed make it even better! Glad I found a fellow Canadians blog, looking forward to Sunlit Sunday as well!

  3. This looks and sounds delicious. I love mushrooms and garlic but I never buy portobello mushrooms. Guess I'll have to step out of our boring meal 'box' won't I?

  4. Sounds lovely Karen. I buy dried portobellos and keep them for roasts and such.

  5. Hi Karen,
    Sounds so good...how about lunch for two? Now you got me thinking about mushrooms & spinach so fresh together!
    All the Best,

  6. It looks delicious Karen! Our little grocery store does always carry portabello mushrooms. I'll have to look for them next time I'm at one of the larger supermarkets.

  7. Hallo Karen!This looks and sounds delicious!!!I love mushrooms ,great idea for lunch!!
    Hope you want to follow me here too!!http://decdimisaussi.blogspot.gr
    Have a lovely week!

  8. Oh my! This looks so good! And healthy too! :)
    Have a happy one,

  9. I am sorry, but I totally disagree with all of you. If I had to try this recipe by looking at the picture I would pass. I'm sure it tastes good. But I personally could not get past the picture. We eat a lot of unusual things here but I would not have attempted this one. Judy

  10. GREAT photos. My hubby would love this dish. He loves mushrooms! Please come join us on Foodie Friends Friday this week!

  11. YUM! I love portabello's...especially with garlic! They sautee' to such a nice, warm, dark brown. It looks delish and I'll be trying this for lunch tomorrow! xo

  12. I´ve never tasted portabello. I see it sometimes but it is quite expencive here.

  13. Good Evening Karen, I just love Portobello Mushrooms, they are so earthy and meaty, then mixed with garlic and spinach....perfect.
    Placing the food on a lovely plate really enhances the meal. George is looking at your photo and it has activated his taste buds....he's feeling hungry.
    Have a lovely evening.
    Best Wishes, Daphne

  14. Yum, yum! That looks so good and so fast and easy. Thanks for the inspiration.


  15. Oh how yummy, Karen! What a delicious but easy lunch!
    Wishing you a happy cosy day!
    Helen x

  16. too bad no name won't even try because of the picture. not sure what is wrong with it, makes my mouth water. will be trying this sometime soon!!!

  17. When I first looked at the photo, I thought it was some kind of fish! That recipe sounds so yummy I'm trying this on the weekend.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Friday :)

  18. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog... it is certainly wonderful to see, yet again, another Canadian blogger! You have so many beautiful photos on your blog, and your meals look delicious, and, I was especially intrigued by your lovely little twig star... I will have to make one for next year! Cheers~

  19. Aimee, my name is on my reply! Judy

  20. Oh, does that look yummy! Thanks for the recipe!




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