Quasi Spinach Dinner

Hubby and I picked up a bag of a new veggie to try – something I’ve been eyeing at the market since we first started going there. I’d like to tell you what it is…but I can’t remember its name.


It’s apparently some sort of green that grows on vines and (I was told by the vendor) cooks up like spinach. I love trying new things, so I was happy to give this a go…especially since hubby picked it out at the local farmers market this past Saturday.

I didn’t think dinner was particularly interesting, so here are some pretty food photos:




Cellier du Rhone – Cotes du Rhone – yummy wine we sampled at Trader Joe’s this past weekend






The quasi-spinach stuff really did cook down just like spinach. It was pretty tasty…whatever it was…haha.


served with buttermilk mashed potatoes…yum!


Pan-seared, red-wine filet.


Dinner was quite tasty and the cut of meat was certainly top notch, but I really think I’m starting to taste the difference between grass-fed and regular beef. Not to mention regular meat is starting to weird me out. I can’t stop wondering what kinds of chemicals and what not are in my food! I feel myself getting to the point where I’d rather have no meat than meat that isn’t grass fed, cage-free and/or hormone/chemical-free. Either I’m going to turn into a meat-snob or vegetarian…yikes! I didn’t see this coming! lol

Anyone else out there afraid of their food?

2 thoughts on “Quasi Spinach Dinner”

  1. I've been on the meat snob train for quite a while… there was no way I was going veg- I grew up on wild game and our own cattle and poultry from our farm. But I refuse to buy anything less than organic free range wild grass fed, etc meats, poultry, dairy and so on. So..high five to you!!! 🙂

    This dinner… sounds and looks far better than any high end restaurant!! Great job!


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