Asparagus has been around the block for hundreds of years. It is said that this super food has aphrodisiac effects; and for me, that’s music to my ears. The fact is that nutritionists have stated that these perennial vegetables are loaded with antioxidants, folate, fibers, vitamins, and diuretic effects and more nutritious properties that are beneficial for the body.

I was super-excited when I fetched approximately a  pound from the produce aisle the other day.  Moreover, the price was relatively inexpensive $3.94. I can eat these spears at anytime of the day; breakfast, lunch and dinner. They were slender in body so they were very quick to prepare and cook. After snipping the woodsy tip,  I blanched asparagus for approximately one minute in salty boiling water. Blanching is cooking quickly in liquid (water, oil, alcohol,broth, etc) and then shocking in a cold bath of water.

With a quick dry with paper towels, my asparagus spears were ready for my hot skillet. A drizzle of olive oil was placed in same under low heat along with a clove of crushed garlic. Asparagus was tossed in the garlic oil so as to absorb the aromatic flavors. With a squeeze of a little lime and a sprinkle of salt and cracked black pepper my spears were ready for consumption.

As you can observe, asparagus retained their natural green hue. I served asparagus with a couple fried eggs cooked in olive oil with the yolk still a tad runny and creamy. They provided a perfect balance to my still crispy asparagus. In addition, toasted whole-grain English muffin with strawberry spread (not in picture) was a side dish.

Guys, my palate was super happy.

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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