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LAALI: Chap. 2.6 - Sparktastic Brunch and using greens

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Living alone and loving it - Goal to use all the amazing greens from the U-pick farm

I don't always tell the whole story. Yesterday's trip to the U-pick farm was really hard because I was fainting/falling the whole trip. The drive home was a series of pulling over drinking water - eating some carrots and resting. But with the help of some of my sparkfriends I got home.

Today I'm feeling a lot better. I decided to fix myself a great brunch after sleeping in. Here it is:

I used broccoli greens (but kale could be used - I personally am so in love with broccoli greens that i may plant some next year just for the greens). I cut out the tough stems.

Then slice stems into bite size pieces and put into pickle juice for a snack later - lower sodium option in rice vinegar and ginger.

I know I'm going into detail here, but this is a vegetable I never knew how to handle and I want to make it easy for you. Line up leaves and fold in half.

Roll up. Then I sliced ribbons of thin slices.

I then cut crosswise to make bit size pieces.

Being a good sparker and measuring!

Then over the top I put one tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, OJ in the concentrate form - 1 tablespoon ( but logged as 1/3 cup reconstituted), 1 4oz can of mushrooms - because I didn't have fresh. Mix this all together so greens soak in the flavor.

Then I took a tablespoon of the liquid from marinated artichokes and logged it as olive oil -- only this has so much more flavor - and heated it in bottom of pan. cracked in two eggs.

I sprinkled eggs with garlic powder and smoky paprika (so worth it to get this stuff!).

And assembled with some spears of fresh broccoli, a couple of strawberries for vitamin C so the mineral get absorbed better, Presented on a colorful plate and with flowers so that it feels Sparktastic!

Ah Chez Katherine's in the late A.M. was an amazing brunch this morning...wish you could have joined me!

Evening P.S. Dinner and two snacks:
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    I hope you're feeling better! emoticon The food looks fantastic!
    3081 days ago
    thank you for the detailed directions and photos! I need details like these. Even if it seems simple, the photos give me the confidence to try new things. Chris emoticon
    3081 days ago
    looks good thanks for sharing
    3081 days ago
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