Category for green vegetables

Simple Braised Greens

Posted on August 16, 2011

As I type this, my yard is overflowing with dark green leafy vegetables; they are literally taking over our tiny property.  So what’s a girl with a garden to do?  Every morning I go outside, bowl and scissors in hand, and harvest greens.

I braise the greens with a bit of garlic and red pepper and eat them with a side of scrambled eggs, starting my day with a glorious Paleo breakfast.  If I’m really hungry, I’ll add a side ... read more →

Garlic Ginger Bok Choy

Posted on May 17, 2011

Can’t get your family to eat their greens?  Try this healthy, gluten free, soy free, Garlic Ginger Bok Choy recipe.  This Asian veggie dish is delicious paired with the Sesame Salmon Burger recipe I posted last week.

This recipe is actually based on a recipe I found in Fine Cooking Magazine called Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Garlic, Ginger, and Scallions by Susie Middleton.  I changed mine up a bit, eliminating the corn starch and chicken stock from it.  I hope you ... read more →

Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Posted on January 9, 2011

I made these super healthy salt and vinegar kale chips the other night before dinner, and was shocked, I mean absolutely shocked, that my children ate them.  Not only did they boys eat these, they loved them.  Trust me, while these kale chips are healthy, this is a sophisticated flavor combination for children.

Also, a word of warning, these gluten free kale chips are very salty.  So, if you don’t care for salt as much as we do in this household, ... read more →

Sautéed Kale

Posted on January 5, 2011

I love kale.  My boys love kale.  Even my husband goes for it.  Kale is a universally favorite vegetable in our family.  And boy am I lucky since it’s a superfood.  Given our collective kale obsession, I am always looking for more ways to cook kale, and this is one of my favorites.

Let’s not forget that kale is one of those”naturally gluten free” foods as my friend Shirley would say. So try it, you just might like it.

Sauteéd Kale

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Oven Roasted Broccoli

Posted on October 11, 2010

Oven Roasted Broccoli is a quick, easy and super healthy dish for your entire family.

I returned home from Blogher Food 2010 yesterday and found that the seasons had changed during the mere 4 days I was out of town.  It now seems to actually be fall here in Boulder, which means it is the perfect weather for roasting vegetables.

My boys inhale this naturally gluten free roasted broccoli dish whenever I make it.  Their friend Josh has been known to eat ... read more →

Grilled Broccoli

Posted on September 20, 2010

This healthy and simple Grilled Broccoli recipe was inspired by a comment Kristi left on my Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken post way back when:

Elana, you mentioned you like to serve this yummy chicken with grilled broccoli. I’ve grilled other veggies but not this. How do you go about grilling broccoli? Thanks! Kristi

Thank you, Kristi! I hope you enjoy this grilled broccoli with my Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken or another gluten free chicken recipe.

Grilled Broccoli

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Grilled Zucchini

Posted on August 5, 2010

This recipe for Grilled Zucchini is one of my favorites for several reasons.  First, it’s a good way to use up the prolific zucchini of August.  Second, it’s mighty easy to make.  And third, it’s delicious.  Let’s not forget reason number four though –zucchini and summer squash are a healthy side dish for any meal.

Lately I’ve been serving this Grilled Zucchini with my Rosemary Lemon Chicken.  They make quite a summery pair, and along with a green salad comprise a ... read more →

Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

Posted on July 19, 2010

I confess, I have an addiction to broccoli rabe.  I love the bitter flavor of this delicious green vegetable.  I have always believed that bitter is such an important, yet under rated flavor in our culture.

I think a lot of people drink coffee for the bitter flavor that we all need so badly.  My Ayurvedic teachers used to say, “bitter is better for pitta.”  Pitta is the fire element and bitter is quite good for not only cleansing the liver, ... read more →

Lemon Kale Chips

Posted on April 9, 2010

We are loving these Lemon Kale Chips.  I can’t make enough of them –the boys scarf them down hot out of the oven.  Yesterday, they ate 3 batches, yes you heard that right, 3 batches of kale chips, after school.  Of course, like everything else I make, these are gluten free.

You can use curly kale (as in the photo above), or dino (lacinto) kale or any other type.  My boys say it is best with the curly kale.

Lemon Kale Chips

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Spinach Cake

Posted on June 13, 2008

Community Supported Spinach Salad

Our weekly CSA share kicked in yesterday and we received a ton of fresh organic produce! For those of you who aren’t familiar, “CSA” stands for community supported agriculture. This relatively new socio-economic concept changes the way food is produced, distributed and sold, creating small scale closed markets for farmers in which the consumer participates in the risk and rewards of the farm.

One of the great benefits of the CSA (in addition to receiving produce ... read more →

Kale with Gomasio

Posted on November 29, 2007

I’ve been laying low since Thanksgiving, cleaning my house with abandon, giving away everything the boys and I don’t use. That said, in between sorting stuff and testing desserts for the upcoming holidays, I’ve been relying on some staple seasonal vegetable dishes to take me through the dark season.

This is an easy, family favorite. Just steam the kale and sprinkle with gomasio.

Kale with Gomasio

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1 bunch kale
2 cups sesame seeds
1 tablespoon celtic sea salt

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Kale with Cranberries

Posted on February 22, 2007

More kale mom!

Say hello to Kale with Cranberries! This salad recipe contains: kale, a cancer fighting superfood packed with flavonoids; cranberries, high in vitamin C; and pine nuts, the edible seed of the pine tree, and higher in protein than any other seed.

My boys fight over this one. The four of us can finish off the 2 bunches of kale that the recipe calls for in one sitting. Even when their dad is not home for dinner, the three of ... read more →