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Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 10/20/2012 8:08:25 AM
I get beautiful, clean baby Russian kale at our farmer's market and throw a handful into a smoothie or saute a handful and then scramble it into eggs for breakfast.

I try to clean more than one portion of greens at a time for a quick salad any time, or I pile some clean greens on my plate along with whatever leftovers I'm having for lunch, put the plate in the microwave, and drizzle olive oil on the warm, now-cooked greens when I take the plate out.

Make confetti rice by adding grated carrot to the rice and the cooking water, and when the rice is cooked, stir in some finely-chopped greens, re-cover the pot and let stand. The heat of the rice will steam the greens. My kids love this lovely flecked rice.

REstaurants now make a big deal of having "kale chips" on their menu, but any sturdy green is good this way: in a large bowl, place a tablespoon of olive oil and a crushed or minced garlic. Pile on greens cut in ribbons, which have been thoroughly dried, and toss until the greens are well coated. Spread evenly in a large rimmed pan and bake in a hot oven about 10 minutes, checking to make sure greens are not over-browning. You get lovely crisp greens which just need a sprinkle of salt.
Debbie, New Canaan, CT
Posted: 7/1/2011 8:06:28 PM
Sounds pretty healthy but try summer squash!
Judy, South Salem, NY
Posted: 6/18/2011 6:22:58 PM
Judy, I'd say my exposure to vegetables while growing up was limited to potatoes, corn, green beans, carrots, tomatoes, and cucumbers. There may have been some others but I don't remember them. Those were the main stay of farm meals. Today, when I fix my own meals I tend to stay with that menu of veggies. It's not that I don't like other vegetables. I'm just not used to fixing them. Your recipes gives me ideas about putting other vegetables into my diet. Thanks for the great ideas.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 6/18/2011 3:12:48 AM

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