Spinach and butterbean with LEMON, GARLIC, OLIVE OIL, and CHILI FLAKES. When in doubt about how prepare any vegetable (ANY) just apply this method. It's always simple and always good. STEP 1: Saute your veg in a pan with a little water until it's cooked how you like it, or if you have steamed vegetables already you can use those STEP 2: Sauté a minced clove of garlic in a little olive oil for just a minute, then add your veg and stir to coat. If you have any flair you'd like to add in (beans, nuts, seeds, tofu, grains etc) do it now. STEP 3: turn off your heat, season with salt and pepper, a little squeeze of lemon just to brighten it up, and chili flakes for zip! WHY LIKE THIS? Because by cooking our veg separately by either steaming or water sautéing, we get to enjoy all the flavor of whatever fat we add without letting it cook into the food. The vegetables retain their integrity, we enjoy the rich flavor of our olive oil (that hasn't been sizzled out into oblivion), -and the top button of our pants enjoys staying closed. Your food doesn't have to be some big thing, most of the time simple is best.
I've been cooking since I was seven. Institute of Culinary Education grad and NYC trained chef. Food dork. Health nut. Bounty Hunter of beige foods. I don't think there needs to be a separation between food that's good and food that's good for you.