Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Falling in Love with Those Gorgeous Greens

Do you avoid eating greens? Especially the sturdy ones like collard and kale? I used to, even when told to eat them when pregnant, because I didn't know how to prepare them. I thought you were supposed to eat them raw. I remember dutifully buying them when I was pregnant because "dark leafy greens" were on this list of what I Was Supposed to Eat. I brought them home and took one bite and, Ugh! It's because I didn't know how to prepare them. Occasionally I will have them raw, torn up into bits and pulverized into a smoothie, but if you are going to serve them by themselves and relatively whole, this method is the way to go.

I remember taking a macrobiotic cooking class from a darling older lady in Salt Lake City. She would often say, "Greens are my friends!" Unfortunately greens were not part of the curriculum, so I never learned how to prepare them. But she had the most beautiful skin, very smooth, and she was over 60.

Maybe her skin was smooth because of all the greens she ate. Greens are one of the most nutrient-dense foods of all. They help your skin be young and smooth and keep your body young with all of their anti-aging antioxidants. I found this great web site from one of my favorite whole foods cookbook authors. She has lots of videos on how to prepare whole foods meals. (And no, it is not Sally Fallon.) Go to my web site treeoflifemothering.com/video/yes-greens-can-taste-great and you can watch it. These cooking videos are so much fun! They have a sense of humor and show real life cooking in a kitchen with kids and people coming to the door interrupting you or fix-it people working in your home. Now I love to eat my greens! I like to go to this web site (found on the video) when I want some inspiration for a dish to take to a potluck gathering or even for dinner. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the inspiring recipe ideas. Please keep them coming!

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