My inspiration for cooking can come from a variety of things. Sometimes I get inspired by having a dish from a restaurant that I’ve never had before and try to replicate it at home. Sometimes inspiration comes from recipes I may see on television. I mostly get inspired by the certain items I see in the grocery store or farmer's market.
Sometimes I fail at the outcome of what I’m making and sometimes I succeed. I just like to try new things and expand my horizons when it comes to testing new ingredients or cooking methods. James, my fiancé is a great guinea pig. He will generally eat whatever I make and is honest about how the food tastes. Unlike James, I myself am much more critical about how my food turns out.
1/2 Cup baby greens
1/2 Cup baby arugula
1 T. Olive oil
1 T. Apple cider vinegar
Pinch of crushed dried mint
Salt and pepper
Serving Size: 1
Take two oranges and slice off the tops and the bottoms. Slice off the thick rind of each orange, down to the meat of the fruit. Be sure to remove all of the white. Take a pairing knife and cut as close to the skin of the orange on each side of a single slice. This leaves the bitter outer layer and leaves you with just the slice of the meat of the fruit. Do this until all of the orange meat is removed. This technique is called supreme.
In a large mixing bowl, add orange slices, greens, olive oil, vinegar, mint and salt and pepper to taste.
Mix until well combined, plate and enjoy.
Cook Time: 10 minutes
(Stiff is an amateur home cook and food blogger. Stiff can be found at a grocery store, Instagram @stifferoni and Tumblr: http://stiffers.tumblr.com/.)
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