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7/29/11 11:17 A

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I shred spinach in the bottom of my bowl and pour the hot soup over it. It's just right. Other greens need a little more cooking than that, but for spinach it's just perfect, barely wilted.

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7/29/11 10:25 A

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TeacherWanda! I love doing that, too! I usually add them fresh as I eat the soup. A pot of soup lasts me a few days and we like our greens freshly wilted. I just heat it up in a pot and add in a couple grabs of greens as it heats. By the time it is hot, the greens are perfectly tender. Delicious!

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7/29/11 8:14 A

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7/29/11 8:03 A

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Since I've started this adventure I have been add greens to all of my soups. Just chop them up and add them at the very end. Chili, cauliflower soup,asparagus soup,broccoli soup, etc. I tried it once and it was so good I just kept doing it.

As long as you are trying your very best, there is no question of failure.
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7/28/11 8:37 P

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I love Love LOVE steaming my greens in a large skillet or wok with about a 1/4-1/2 cup of my homemade veggie stock and a lot of fresh pepper. My favorite greens to cook that way are

#1: Collards
#2 Kale

I often concoct variations of beans and rice and serve it over a big ol' pile of greens. YUMMMMMO! I cook my rice in that same homemade veggie stock. It makes for a very flavorful rice!

Of course I love to put greens in my smoothies. Favorite for smoothies: Chard, spinach, cabbage!!!



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7/28/11 12:05 P

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BurritaElita writes, "Honestly, 55 Walker, you could write your own cookbook."

I'd buy!

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THANK you! I have been in such a fog I missed this thread. So looking forward to trying everyone's ideas.

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7/27/11 9:00 P

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I shared recently about my brussels sprout leaves, and it bears repeating now. I am growing brussels sprouts in my little community garden plot. I was told by an experienced gardener to remove the big leaves as the little sprouts start to develop. So I cut them off from the bottom up. I treated them like collards and steamed them with a little sautéed onion and some Bragg's. They were delicious! I will do it again. I couldn't leave well enough alone, though, and found a recipe for braised greens that called for 3 TBS of Earth Balance vegan margarine. They were so heavy and greasy that after DH and I each had a small serving, they sat in the fridge until I threw them out. So, I have a pile of them in the veggie drawer and will give them another try.
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7/27/11 7:37 P

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I have yet to cook any greens nor have I eaten any in the past. So sad. Inspire me :).
I just bought some mustard greens (the kale looked really sad so did the spinach so I grabbed the mustard greens). Now I don't really know what to do with them other than blending....

Hehe bean gravy.

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7/27/11 6:51 P

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It all sounds good and EASY. I love easy. emoticon

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7/27/11 6:24 P

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Honestly, 55 Walker, you could write your own cookbook. You're an original! emoticon

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Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

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7/27/11 5:36 P

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When I cook greens, my basic thing is simply to steam them until they are wilted down a little.

I can eat them warm or cold, alone or mixed with beans or mushrooms or onions.

The milder ones I like to blend with tomatoes and onions and drink like a cold soup in summer, a hot one in winter.

When I cook my unrefried pinto beans every week, I wind up with a sort of gravy after I strain the cooked bean mix (to keep the processed beans from being too soupy). I love to shred up a bowl of steamed mustards, kale, or collards and pour the bean gravy on them.

Okay, this makes me want to eat. Off to get my third meal of red beans and rice for the day. They may not last all week after all.
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Edited by: 55WALKER at: 7/27/2011 (17:37)
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7/27/11 5:27 P

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Here it is, Waterdiamonds, the requested greens thread.

Everyone talk to us about cooking greens.

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