Who would have guessed that I would ever say goat cheese?! It's true, the soft, rich, deeply creamy, slightly tangyness of it has won me over. I had tried it in the past and remember enjoying it but for some reason had stopped buying it. Well, it's back on the shopping list again because after I paired it with sauteed spinach, fish, and my garlic, onion balsamic reduction I am again hooked. The flavors and textures together were like a symphony! Salty, sweet, creamy, tangy, and so rich. What a wonderful complexity it added to my meal. Perhaps I'll start swapping out my crumbly blue in salads for goat cheese now and try adding it to my roasted butternut squash! Back to the drawing board but a quick recipe for the back pocket...
Sauteed Spinach with Balsamic and Goat Cheese
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
1 T olive oil
1/4 of an onion, julienned
3 cloves of garlic sliced very thin
1 ounce of goat cheese
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Sautee garlic and onion in oil on medium until golden and soft.
Pour in 1/4 cup balsamic and let reduce to half.
Once reduced, add spinach and season with s and p and sautee just until wilted.
Remove from heat, plate, and crumble goat cheese all over.
Delicious as is or perfect as a bed for chicken, fish, etc.
Home will always be Buffalo, NY but as a military wife I've called many cities home at one point. Currently, it's NC and will be for another few years.
I have a journalism undergrad degree and have always loved to write. I'm currently going back to school for an online dietetics degree through KSU.
I decided to start blogging because of my love of writing, cooking and healthy living. Maybe just for me but hopefully I can have a positive impact on someone's life.
I am a personal trainer at Gold's gym and I love learning more and more about how amazing our bodies work. I have a true passion for all things healthy and I think good nutrtion is the most important thing one could do for him/herself.
One day I plan on becoming a natural foods chef and writing for a major heath magazine or journal.
I cherish each and everyday of my life and am blessed to have such a wonderful family and great friends. I am married to my soul mate, best friend and all time hero who loves and supports me unconditionally. Each new day is a blessing and I wake up filled with gratitude every morning.