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We had some great input on how to use “greens” this week!

The first suggestions are from Chocolatier:

I was born with a love of greens - even when I was a kid my mom never had to work to get me to eat them!

One of my favorite ways to eat my favorite green - Kale - is to saute it quickly in a hot pan with olive oil and garlic and a few chili flakes, pile them on a plate and top them with a poached egg.

there’s another version of that dish I’ve had in a french restaurant. The greens are curly endive (frisee) salad with a hot dressing of bacon and capers and then topped with a poached egg.

Newcomer Nerissa suggested this recipe for spinach:

One thing I like to do is with baby spinach
Take a pan put some olive oil in it before it gets too hot
Add some sliced garlic atleast 3 cloves.
Add 1 pat of butter.
1/4 cup of sliced red peppers,
add 1 pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
1lb of baby spinach - add to pan in 1/2 lb batches
Let spinach wilt, stir and servce. Great with broiled chicken, couscous and lettuce and tomato salad. You may salt to taste. I don’t use salt.

That sounded great to me-as we love spinach in our house-I’ve put my favorite spinach and cranberry/feta salad on here and my daughter-in-law’s favorite I make w/ cauliflower, white bean and feta w/ the spinach and the sauteed version my son loves w/ lots of garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil and a dash of hot sauce!

and Mary King finished off with this suggestion:

Everything sounds yummy! I love steamed kale or broccoli with a small amount of sesame seed oil. It is nice and light.

Now everyone-get out there and try something green!

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jul 30, 2010
    • I planted some frisee and some arugula. It’ll be awhile before harvest time but I’m really looking forward to it.

      I thought of something else. My granddaughter loves pesto. I’m always trying to get her to eat green veggies so I’m starting to hide them in her “green spaghetti.” If I mix in a little broccoli or arugula or some other green vegetable in there she’s none the wiser amidst all the cheese and olive oil.



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      Nerissa wrote Jul 30, 2010
    • Great idea cholatier, I ove pesto yum!



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