Greens

Collard Greens w/ Tahini Sauce

Posted by on Jun 8, 2010 in Greens, Recipes, Vegetables | 1 comment

Collard Greens w/ Tahini Sauce

2 TBSP coconut oil 1 medium onion, sliced thinly 1 bunch collard greens 3 TBSP tahini 6 TBSP water 1 TBSP ume plum vinegar drizzle of toasted sesame oil Rinse and chop greens & set aside. Heat coconut oil in saute pan, add onion and cook gently over medium low heat until translucent (approx 10 mins). Add greens and stir well. Cook until wilted & softened (approx 10 mins). In the mean time, make sauce by combining tahini, water & vinegar in a small bowl. When the greens are just about done, pour half of the sauce into the saute pan & mix thoroughly until greens are coated....

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Greens Beans & Shells

Posted by on Jun 6, 2010 in Brothy w/ Beans, Cannellini/Great Northern, Greens, Legumes, Pasta, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Vegetables | Comments Off on Greens Beans & Shells

Greens Beans & Shells

butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil garlic (6 – 8 cloves), chopped crushed red pepper (optional) 11 oz spinach (more or less) 2 cans cannellini beans 32 oz vegetable broth pure salt & pepper 1 pound medium whole grain shells Cook pasta. Saute garlic in olive oil until lightly browned. Shake in some crushed red pepper if using. Add spinach & saute until wilted (just a few mins). Add beans & vegetable broth & stir until heated through. Toss in cooked pasta & serve. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~...

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Broccoli Rabe Pasta

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Greens, Olive Oil Sauces, Pasta, Pasta w/ Greens, Recipes | Comments Off on Broccoli Rabe Pasta

Broccoli Rabe Pasta

2 TBSP butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil 3 large garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or more!) 1/2 cup julienne cut, sundried tomatoes (packed in oil), drained 1 big bunch of broccoli rabe, blanched 3 TBSP pine nuts, toasted (optional) 1/2 lb whole grain pasta salt & pepper to taste Toast pine nuts in a small, dry skillet until lightly browned. Transfer nuts to a small bowl to cool & set aside. Remove & discard the stems from the broccoli rabe & wash the greens. Blanch the broccoli rabe by placing in boiling water (add 2 tsp of salt w/ the greens)...

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Lentil & Vegetable Soup

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in Greens, Lentil, Recipes, Soups | Comments Off on Lentil & Vegetable Soup

Lentil & Vegetable Soup

1 & 1/2 cups green or brown lentils 1 bay leaf 6 cups of water 2 carrots, chopped 1 small to medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 celery stalks, chopped 1/2 of a red bell pepper, chopped 1 15 oz can stewed tomatoes 1 & 1/2 tsp pure salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/4 cup tamari/soy sauce 1 bunch baby spinach (optional) Put lentils in a large pot with the bay leaf & water. Cook, covered, over medium heat 30 mins. Prep veggies while lentils cook. Add the carrots onion & continue cooking about 5 mins. Add the garlic, celery, bell pepper, tomatoes, salt & pepper &...

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Summer Pasta w/ Raw Arugula & Tomatoes

Posted by on Apr 28, 2010 in Fresh Tomato Sauces, Greens, Pasta, Pasta w/ Greens, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | Comments Off on Summer Pasta w/ Raw Arugula & Tomatoes

Summer Pasta w/ Raw Arugula & Tomatoes

4 cups arugula leaves (stems removed) 3 TBSP butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil 2 medium garlic cloves, crushed or minced 3 medium, ripe tomatoes (about 1 & 1/4 pounds), cored & chopped pure salt freshly ground black pepper 1 pound whole grain pasta Boil water for pasta. Wash & dry arugula. Slice the leaves into thin strips & set aside in a bowl large enough to hold the cooked pasta. Heat the oil in a skillet. Add garlic & saute over medium heat about 2 mins. Add the tomatoes & salt to taste & cook, stirring occasionally, just until the tomatoes are heated...

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Spiced Creamy Coconut Spinach

Posted by on Apr 22, 2010 in Greens, Recipes, Vegetables | Comments Off on Spiced Creamy Coconut Spinach

Spiced Creamy Coconut Spinach

1 TBSP coconut oil 1/2 large onion, diced 1/2 tsp pure salt 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp ground cardamom 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/4 tsp ground ginger 10 oz spinach 1/2 cup coconut milk Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion & cook until tender. Add spices & cook for about 1 min (stirring to combine well). Add spinach & cook, tossing for just a minute or 2, until slightly wilted. Pour in coconut milk & cook 1 or 2 more mins. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ From “Coconut Lover’s Cookbook” ~ You can...

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Potatoes w/ Swiss Chard, Rosemary & Garlic

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 in Greens, Photo Slide Show, Potatoes, Recipes, Vegetables | Comments Off on Potatoes w/ Swiss Chard, Rosemary & Garlic

Potatoes w/ Swiss Chard, Rosemary & Garlic

3 TBSP (more or less) coconut oil, butter, or ghee 3 pounds peeled, cubed, yellow potatoes 6 cloves garlic, left whole, or cut into large chunks 2 TBSP fresh rosemary, chopped 2 cups greens of choice, washed, stemmed, & chopped pure salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste Toss the potatoes with melted ghee, sprinkle with salt & pepper, and roast on 2 parchment paper covered cookie sheets @ 400 degrees for about 45 minutes (or until done to your liking) When the potatoes are close to being done, in a large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat and saute garlic and...

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Sicilian Chickpeas w/ Escarole & Caramelized Onions

Posted by on Apr 19, 2010 in Garbanzo, Greens, Legumes, Recipes, Vegetables | Comments Off on Sicilian Chickpeas w/ Escarole & Caramelized Onions

Sicilian Chickpeas w/ Escarole & Caramelized Onions

1 large head of escarole (or greens of preference) 4 TBSP butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 2 tsps natural sugar (or 4 drops liquid stevia) 1/4 cup raisins pure salt & freshly ground black pepper 8 oz dried chickpeas (or 2 cans, rinsed & drained) 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid from the chickpeas (or veg broth if using canned) If using Dried Beans: Place 8 oz dried chick peas in glass bowl (or jar) & fill with cold water. Soak for at least 8 hours or overnight. Rinse/drain chickpeas & place them in a saucepan with plenty of cold water. Add 2...

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Coconut Sweet Potato Soup w/ Greens

Posted by on Apr 18, 2010 in Greens, Potatoes, Recipes, Soups, Tempeh | Comments Off on Coconut Sweet Potato Soup w/ Greens

Coconut Sweet Potato Soup w/ Greens

2 TBSP coconut oil (or oil of preference) 2 cups diced onion (about 2 medium onions) 2 tsps pure salt (plus additional to taste) 4 cups 1-inch sweet potato chunks (about 2 large sweet potatoes) 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 small jalapeno pepper with seeds, minced (optional) 1 TBSP minced fresh ginger 1 tsp ground coriander 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 (14 oz) can coconut milk 1 small bunch of collard greens, chard, or kale, chopped into long strips 1 lime, cut into wedges (optional) 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional) In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the onion...

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Garlicky Greens

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Greens, Pasta w/ Greens, Recipes, Vegetables | Comments Off on Garlicky Greens

Garlicky Greens

2 or 3 TBSP coconut oil, butter, or ghee 2 large garlic cloves, crushed or minced 1/8 tsp ginger powder (optional) 1/8 tsp pure salt 1 large bunch of greens, stems removed & roughly chopped freshly ground black pepper lemon wedges for serving (optional) Heat the ghee in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger  (if using) & salt and saute 1 – 2 mins (try not to let the garlic brown). Add the greens & saute until cooked to your liking. Remove from pan, add black pepper & squeeze lemon over the top if desired....

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