7 different ways to cook your greens.
You’ve probably been told that you need to eat more greens, but other than baby spinach or mixed baby greens in your salad, you’re probably at your wits end as to other ways to make your leafy greens even more tasty. I hated greens when I was a little girl and didn’t learn to love them until my mid-thirties, and even more so when I was a Vegan. I had to get really creative to make delicious vegan meals at a time when it was not so fashionable. So, I added my island vibe to make really yummy greens, even Ital greens.
Here are 7 different ways to cook your greens for 7 days and love them!
But first, a few ground rules:
- Organic is best
- Buy from your local grower or farmer’s market
- Thoroughly wash your veggies, even if the package states it has been “triple washed”
- Combine two or more greens together for complexity of texture and taste
- Try a wide variety of leafy greens. Variety is the spice of life…
- Add a dash of Cumin, freshly ground nutmeg (use sparingly), or a squeeze of lemon juice, a pinch of lemon zest
- Be creative
- Olive oil or coconut oil adds flavor
Sauteed Onions with greens of your choice. Salt and pepper to taste
Greens cooked in an Island curry. Use yellow curry powder like Madras curry.
Sautee large chunks of onions, add 1-2 tablespoons of yellow curry, cook for 2 minutes. Add greens to sautee pan, add veggie broth, or other broth of your choice. Simmer greens for 5 minutes.
Thai Red/green/yellow Curry Greens
Jamaican style greens with onions, garlic and fresh green thyme
Greens cooked with cubed chunks of butternut squash, seasonings/spices of your choice
Greens cooked in coconut cream with fresh green thyme, chopped green onions (Scallions), garlic and onions
Greens cooked with onions, garlic, fresh green thyme and Jamaican Jerk seasoning
Feel free to add Okras, cubed Kabocha, mirepoix, freshly grated ginger, freshly grated turmeric, and other veggies. These dishes are all good with a bit of meat of your choice, rice, etc. Enjoy!
If you’re new to the cooking scene, call us. We’ll be happy to help guide you in this adventure to healthier eating.
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