Thursday, December 6, 2007

Glorious Greens

Kale, Collards, Mustard Greens, Spinach and Chard (see images below)- I'm sure there are others I'm leaving out. These amazing leafy greens are packed full of unbelievable vitamins and minerals as well as powerful anti-cancerous properties.

You can basically prepare each of these greens in the same ways - or use in any recipe where you normally use spinach, try one of the others. Some of my favorites are
  • Simply steam the washed and chopped greens briefly (5 -7 minutes, the less the better to maintain all the nutrients) and you favorite salad dressing. I really like Annie's Goddess Dressing Steaming the greens is a nice alternative to salads in the winter - for those who like warm food
  • Add washed and chopped greens to soups - you don't need to cook these greens very long and can even add them after you've take the pot off the heat.
  • Juice washed greens with apples, cucumbers, ginger or any other of your favorite juice-able fruits and veggies
  • Stir fry the greens with other veggies (zucchini, yellow summer squash, snow peas, carrots) and season with grated ginger, pressed garlic, bragg's liquid aminos/tamari sauce
Mustard Greens

Swiss Chard


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