as I´ve only just begun to enter the superhero universe I´m not really familiar with leafy greens.. and that being a vegetarian for quite a while now! but although I love veggies and eat lots of them in salads and stir-frys, the leafy-green-group that seems to be an essential part of the superhero diet has so far rarely been involved.. I´m curious, though! to get to know this new foods I´d be very happy if I had some tried-and-tested recipes! does anyone have a nice beginner-friendly dish?
Do you have the book The Kind Diet? I really, really recommend the Sicilian Collard Greens recipe - I have it about once a week. Super easy, super delicious over brown rice or quinoa, and super quick! I usually substitute pumpkin seeds or toasted almonds for the pine nuts, because pine nuts are hard to find and when you do find them, they are pricey.
I also make a delicious mushroom, barley, kale and garlic soup. Saute some shittake mushrooms in olive oil for 10 minutes, and add 4 cloves of finely chopped garlic for the last 2 or 3 minutes. Then pour in about 1/8 - 1/4 cup of umeboshi vinegar and stir and cook until the vinegar cooks off. Then add 6 or 7 cups vegetable stock and 1 cup of barley, bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. Add 1 head of deveined, chopped kale and then simmer for another 10 - 20 minutes. SOOOOOOOOOO good! This one is time consuming because of the barley, but very easy too!
Oooh, that soup recipe sounds delicious! I will have to try that! I make my kale and collard greens by sauteing a finely chopped garlic clove in olive oil and then adding some kale ripped up and deveined. I put a lid on the pan to let the kale soften and steam a little bit. This is great over wild or brown rice. I sometimes add whatever beans I have cooked from the fridge. White beans are great with this.
thank you for your suggestions! of course I have the book!;-) I´ll have a go at your recipes then.. how about your greens for breakfast? does it make sense to prepare those dishes the evening before, as I´ve got to get out of the house rather early and quickly.. do you think that´s allright nutrient-wise or is it better to have them later in the day and freshly prepared?
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