Sometimes I play a game of chance with whatever random ingredients I have in my refrigerator. This usually happens around the time I realize that I need to go food shopping.
This weekend, I was in the mood for something healthy, light, easy, and available without having to trek out in the rain to go buy ingredients. Coincidentally, I had some spinach and grape tomatoes leftover from a salad a few days before. I boiled some water, cooked the spinach, popped the tomatoes in the boiling water for the last moments so they could warm up, then drained the pot. Next, I added some minced garlic, butter, and ground pepper. This really hit the spot with minimal effort!
I have come to realize that the right condiments and spices go a long way. To me, small touches like ground pepper and garlic can really help make a meal. One of my favorite "in a pinch" snacks is white rice with soy sauce. Really, you can't get much easier than that.