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Winter greens


Perhaps you know kale is really good for you, but figuring out what to do with it and how to incorporate it into your meal is enough to make you leave it on the produce shelf. The truth is whether you're a novice in the kitchen or an expert chef, winter greens are easy to cook with and can be added to any number of dishes, especially once you get a feel for them.

Greens are extremely versatile and can be married to a huge variety of flavors. Start simple, perhaps by adding a handful of chopped greens to your pasta, and go from there. Taste as you go, and most importantly, have fun!

More ways with winter greens

  1. Make pesto: In a food processor, whirl together a few handfuls of any leafy green with some lemon juice, garlic, salt, olive oil and nuts. Serve on pasta, pizza, in egg dishes or as a sandwich spread. And it freezes beautifully, so make a big batch.
  2. Make chips: Chard as well as kale make flavorful and healthy chips. Follow this basic recipe for either green.
  3. Toss into soup: When making veggie or bean soups, stir in a couple of handfuls of thinly sliced hearty greens at the end for extra flavor and color.
  4. Add to pasta or grain salads: Avoid too many noodles and bland flavor by chopping up a variety of greens and tossing them into your favorite pasta or grain dish.
  5. Fold into a frittata or omelet: Use the basic sauté method for your choice of greens and add to eggs for an extra nutritional punch in the morning.
  6. Top a pizza: Sauté kale, pancetta, red onion and chèvre — delizioso!
  7. Boost your smoothie: Hearty greens undoubtedly add the most nutrition to juices and smoothies. Balance the flavor with apples, pears or bananas, a squeeze of lemon juice and a bit of freshly grated ginger.

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