Spinach with Sesame and Garlic
I never get tired of eating spinach. Good thing it’s so good for you! This is a fun take on spinach, a Korean version, with the greens wilted in sesame oil with garlic, and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds. I found the recipe years ago in Mark Bittman’s The Best Recipes in the World. In typical Bittman style, the spinach is quick, easy, and good.
If you are using bagged baby spinach, the presoaking is not necessary, as that greens is pretty clean. Also baby spinach does not need to be chopped. The greens you get in bunches from the farmers market can have a lot of dirt at the root ball that needs to be washed out before you use it.
Green Food Supplements
Green food supplements are one of the most amazing and all natural food supplements that you can take and what’s;s more taking this health food supplement daily has excellent benefits.
What are green food supplements?
These all natural green food supplements use the power of nature to help provide your body with the vitamins, minerals and enzymes it desperately needs. Providing these through diet alone can be quite difficult so these supplements are well worth taking.
Steamed broccoli is the best cure for over-indulgence I know. It’s cleansing, healthful, high in vitamin C, protein (45% of the calories in broccoli are protein), and fiber.
The easiest way to dress broccoli is to mix in a tablespoon of butter. My favorite way to eat that greens is with a little lemon juice and some nutty flax seed oil (available at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and health food stores) which is high in healthful omega-3 oils and quite delicious in taste. Mom and dad love their broccoli with mayonnaise (which is surprisingly quite good). You can also do olive oil and lemon zest (pictured above), olive oil and balsamic vinegar, etc. etc. Good with toasted slivered almonds or toasted sesame seeds too.
Super Green Foods
Mother always told you to eat your greens. Most likely, she was referring to nutrient-packed vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, and peas. Today, there’s a whole new generation of super green foods to choose from. However, these “new” greens are not only served on a plate, but also available as supplements.
Special Component for Super Green Foods
Not a “green food” in and of itself, but a critically important component in super green foods, chlorophyll is known as the lifeblood of all plants, since it is very similar in molecular structure to the hemoglobin of human blood.
I never liked Swiss chard, until several years ago I had some that had been freshly picked from a friend’s garden. It was so sweet and buttery I couldn’t believe it was actually Swiss chard. It was then I learned that freshness was the key determinant to whether chard was delectable or detestable. Last night we had Swiss chard that we had picked up from Whole Foods. It was good, quite good. But not nearly as fantastic as the chard we had a week ago that we had bought from the farmer’s market. So here’s a hint. If the thought of Swiss chard leaves you uninspired, get some from a farmer’s market that has been freshly picked. It is sort of like the difference between white corn picked that day, or the same corn two days later. The tastes don’t even compare.