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 Post subject: Steamed Leafy Greens
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 11:31 am 
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I try to eat steamed leafy greens with my dinner every night. I usually make steamed kale and I never know what else to do with it. I need some ideas for sauces or dressings. What are some creative ways that you all eat leafy greens like kale or mustard greens or collards?

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 Post subject: Re: Steamed Leafy Greens
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 2:37 pm 
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tahini dressing is good, try veganomicon for that. Basically equal parts tahini-miso and water to suit. As a southerner, I also like bitter greens with nothing but a sprinkle of vinegar (to me, it doesn't matter what kind; balsamic, apple cider, red wine, etc)


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 Post subject: Re: Steamed Leafy Greens
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 9:14 am 
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Thanks! I will try the tahini dressing tonight. Love tahini.


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 Post subject: Re: Steamed Leafy Greens
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 9:37 am 
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I love some fresh lemon juice, garlic, and s+p, it really brightens them up!


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 6:38 pm 
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Ohh, yes, I love lemon juice with salt and pepper. So simple and delicious; I always forget to stick to simple.

Also, papercuts, thanks for suggesting the miso tahini from v-con. I made it tonight and drizzled it over steamed kale, it was perfect!


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 Post subject: Re: Steamed Leafy Greens
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 7:02 pm 
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It's not steamed- but my favorite way to prepare kale is the super trendy raw "massaged" fashion- I like it simple, just avocado, lemon juice or ACV, raw crushed garlic, and salt.

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 Post subject: Re: Steamed Leafy Greens
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 8:22 pm 
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LOVE that sauce. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Steamed Leafy Greens
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 8:52 pm 
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You could also try making the sauce out of the greens themselves: kale pesto is good.


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 Post subject: Re: Steamed Leafy Greens
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:26 pm 
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I rarely eat the kale on its own...not that I dislike it but I usually cook the greens and add them into other things. Tonight I had some kale in my veggie sushi rolls along with some Esme sauce, julienne carrot/daikon/green peppers and a paste of srouted green peas; also great in tacos along with pretty much anything; toss in with stir fry at the last minute; pasted with some nuts with mortar and pestle and slathered onto bread with a little olive oil drizzled over; etc etc. Everything is better with lightly cooked kale. I also have a batch of kale chips that I crumple over pretty much everything that I eat.

We did make candied Kale once in the restaurant by kinda wrapping the kale a round a stick (like Indiana Jones making a torch), spraying it with olive oil/balsamic/honey mixture, dust with pepper and sea salt and toast over flame of the burning. It was like the healthiest smore that you will ever have. Weird but yummy


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 Post subject: Re: Steamed Leafy Greens
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 12:44 am 
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I like to steam it in a little bragg's, balsamic, mustard, garlic....throw some dried cranberries on top. I eat greens with almost every dinner, too!


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 3:10 am 
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I try to eat them every night, too. When I'm tired, I just put veggie broth powder in a bowl and balsamic vinegar and stir. Sounds weird, but good. I find collards to be interchangeable with kale, mustard greens are so different tasting. Make sure you want the kick or mix them in with kale until you get used to it. I also make miso soup a lot, which for me is a ton of collards or kale, carrots, parsnip, tofu, shiitake mushrooms, and miso. Yummy and easy way to down a lot of greens.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:24 am 
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We do this - a lot!
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com/2011/10/super-fantastic-noochtastic-kale.html

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:36 am 
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I like tahini sauce also, I usually mix tahini, lemon juice, dijon mustard, a little water and a little nooch.
I really love liquid smoke, hot sauce and agave in my greens as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Steamed Leafy Greens
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:33 am 
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After I steam kale, I saute it for 2-3 minutes with lots of garlic and crushed red pepper. Spicy, tasty and easy to make.

This is slightly off-topic, but Nava Atlas's new cookbook, Wild about Greens is awesome! I got my copy last weekend and finally made collards, using her basic recipe. My husband, who was leery about eating collards, really enjoyed the dish and said he would definitely eat collards that way again.


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 Post subject: Re: Steamed Leafy Greens
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:15 am 
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Great ideas!! I am so glad I asked this question. You all gave me ideas I never would have thought of on my own. I will def. check out that Wild About Greens book. Thanks again all!


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 Post subject: Re: Steamed Leafy Greens
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:51 am 
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Teryaki sauce is also great on steamed greens....


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 Post subject: Re: Steamed Leafy Greens
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:12 am 
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Soy sauce, black pepper, and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds. Or no sauce and just sprinkled with seasoned salt.


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