Y'all killed them greens yet?

  • gumbosolo

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    Mar 18, 2010 3:04 AM GMT
    For all those basic good reasons, I'm trying to get more greens into my diet. Fresh spinach is pretty much a daily presence, but the rest intimidate me a bit.

    Which greens do you like and how do you like to prepare them?

    My first experiment was sauteing collards with sunflower seeds, onions, peppers, tomato and garlic. The results gave me respect for those leaves-- they stay tough under fire (or over fire in olive oil, as the case may be).
  • calibro

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    Mar 18, 2010 3:33 AM GMT
    i consume collard greens, kale, swiss chard, broccoli, sprouts, romaine, spinach, green pepper, green onions, cilantro, zucchini, and avocado on a daily basis, so i am not stranger to the green world. i prefer most of them raw in a salad, but i cook a lot of stew and use there them. Omelets are another place i throw my greens in.
  • camfer

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    Mar 18, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    Collards are great when cooked well. Overcooked or undercooked and I'm back to feeling like a kid grossed out by vegetables.

    I like to cook collards/kale/chard in a pan with a half inch of water. Bring the water to a boil and add the washed & chopped greens. Cover and simmer. For Collards, 8 - 12 minutes. For Kale, 6 minutes. Just make sure the water never runs out in the pan. Chard, maybe even a little less time.

    I like to blanch spinach and add a little garam masala for a flavoring.

    Chopped pac choi in stir fry is great.

    Chopped raw cabbage with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper is super good.

    I like greens with a steak! It's rare to go a day without vitamin kale!
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    Mar 18, 2010 4:31 AM GMT
    Swiss Chard and Baby Bok Choy are my favourites.
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    Mar 18, 2010 4:33 AM GMT
    I eat kale, swiss chard, collard greens daily in a salad....and sometimes in a smoothie with avocado and cucumber and parsley.

    A good green-ish smoothie is kale, apple, date, water, flax, hemp and tahini.

    I'm going to a raw green smoothie class tmrw night and I'm crazy excited.
  • rdberg1957

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    Mar 18, 2010 5:59 AM GMT
    i like them, but i don't cook them much, mostly because i don't leave much time to cook. I like collards with mashed potatoes, spinach with onions, mushrooms and garlic. I use romaine and green onions for tostadas--refritos and cheese melted over a corn tortilla topped with romaine, green onions, tomatoes, green peppers and salsa. Sauteed onions make anything taste good. I had a gastric bypass, so I do better with cooked rather than raw vegetables.
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    Mar 18, 2010 6:04 AM GMT
    gumbosolo saidFor all those basic good reasons, I'm trying to get more greens into my diet. Fresh spinach is pretty much a daily presence, but the rest intimidate me a bit.

    Which greens do you like and how do you like to prepare them?

    My first experiment was sauteing collards with sunflower seeds, onions, peppers, tomato and garlic. The results gave me respect for those leaves-- they stay tough under fire (or over fire in olive oil, as the case may be).



    intimidate u? ....bitch whachu talking about?
    unless ur looking at a footlong cucumber ur thinking of putting in yo ass...being intimidated by a veggie is as gay as the gaga video threads on this site....lolzicon_twisted.gif

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    Mar 18, 2010 6:19 AM GMT
    My favourite is to fry kale in olive oil until it gets a little crispy. It almost tastes "meaty". Throw in some capers and it's quite nice!
  • metlboy

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    Mar 18, 2010 7:25 PM GMT
    I eat quite a bit of greens, and most I just saute until they turn bright green. For some other options, see if there's an Asian market nearby with a produce section. Amaranth greens are really good, plus they have others like yam leaves and water spinach.
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Mar 18, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
    I like green beans Italian cut or french cut icon_surprised.gif
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    Mar 19, 2010 3:12 PM GMT
    I'm a spinach man. Of course, fruit is good too. pineapple.gif
  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 19, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    Spinach, Turnip Greens, Green Beans, Romaine...icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 19, 2010 6:17 PM GMT
    I have transitioned to pretty much all uncooked veggies now. I chop mostly onions, celery, spinach, broccoli, broccoli sprouts, and carrots. Then I like to just eat romaine lettuce by itself. And I juice oranges and carrots together.
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    Mar 19, 2010 7:00 PM GMT
    Green Beans, Spinach, Cabbage, Peppers, cilantro, Spring Onion, Broccoli, Lettuce. Love to just chop this stuff and season it with a fat free yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and sundried tomatoes, powdered garlic.
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    Mar 20, 2010 8:18 AM GMT
    Does anybody else juice their greens?
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    Mar 20, 2010 8:30 AM GMT
    I'm sorry but hearing someone talk about sauteeing collard greens just make me laugh uncontrollably. Sometimes you just have to go for the real thing...fat, grease, pork, and all. Free thyself! icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 20, 2010 9:23 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    joeyveras saidI'm sorry but hearing someone talk about sauteeing collard greens just make me laugh uncontrollably. Sometimes you just have to go for the real thing...fat, grease, pork, and all. Free thyself! icon_lol.gif


    Why is that funny? And you didn't "hear" it, you 'read' it. icon_smile.gif


    It's just funny "reading" about sauteed greens. Maybe I'm just feeling a little nelly but damn there's healthy and then there's just flat out punishment. LOL

    Then again, maybe I just need to try YOUR greens.
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    Mar 20, 2010 3:05 PM GMT
    joeyveras saidI'm sorry but hearing someone talk about sauteeing collard greens just make me laugh uncontrollably. Sometimes you just have to go for the real thing...fat, grease, pork, and all. Free thyself! icon_lol.gif


    I read that eating fat with vegetables results in more of the vegetables' nutrients being assimilated.