Wednesday, April 21, 2010

There's Nothing Like a "Mess of Greens"

I was famished as I stood in my kitchen at 5:30 p.m. ~ happy, at least, that my cabinets contained no chips, cookies, or candy to munch on. The night before, I had left over pasta with sun dried tomatoes, but tonight I was craving greens.

Even if you don't think you can cook ~ this, you can do!

Just gather ingredients from four categories I'll share here, and then stir fry them together! It can be a main dish, or you can add a side of rice and a small slice of, say, pan-seared salmon ~ and you're set!

You'll choose your greens first ~ either beet greens, chard, spinach, collard greens , turnip greens, mustard greens or kale. (Make sure they're washed and cut!) Drop them into a wok or skillet where you've sauteed a handful of chopped onion and a few minced garlic cloves into a tablespoon of olive oil.

You can vary the dish by choosing different items I've listed above ~ or try your own creation.

It's an easy, affordable dose of nutrients you can offer your family several times a week!

Next pick a vegetable or two ~ sliced carrots, mushrooms or bell peppers, maybe ~ add that and cook for a minute or two. Some add-ins make it interesting. Choose from raisins, lemon zest, sun dried tomatoes, or even some minced jalapenos or Canadian bacon.

Another few minutes after that sautes, top it off with a sprinkle of your choice of vinegar ~ or just lemon juice!

1 comment:

Sheri said...

It sounds delicious and would include some greens that we don't usually get.

Thanks for the recipe!