This is my list of top five favorite ingredients. I consider salt, pepper, garlic, and onions givens since I put them in nearly everything. So here goes:

1. Mushrooms
2. Goat cheese
3. Asparagus
4. Cilantro
5. Avocado

I should probably have named this list “The Top Five Words To Put In Your Menu To Guarantee That Courtney Will Order Whatever Item You Are Hoping To Sell Her.” Meh. It’s pretty much the same thing.