Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cooking Greens

Here are four easy ways in which to cook Greens.  Each require little time & effort on your part.  All will give you the nutritional power punch that Greens provide.

No matter the cooking method, store Greens in a plastic bag in the fridge for no more than 3-4 days.  Just before cooking, thoroughly wash or Rehydrate Your Greens, an easy method is to fill your salad spinner with water, soak Greens for a few minutes and then rinse the Greens via the strainer.

Help Greens go down easier with Hoff's Greens Sauce or hit them with some Bragg Liquid Aminos or Lemon/Lime juice & a little Sea Salt!

Pan Steaming
  • Thoroughly rinse Greens, don't bother drying as water will aid in steaming
  • Tear or chop into bite size pieces
  • In a large frying pan, sautee Onions & Garlic (optional)
  • Pile Greens into pan and cover
  • Greens will cook down within about 1-8 minutes (depends on the type of Green)


  • Drop whole Greens (minimize nutrient loss) into a large pot of salted boiling water for 30 seconds to 5 minutes (depends on the type of Green) until desired texture is achieved
  • Drain, spin dry & chop into bite size pieces
  • Give the leftover water to your plants

  • Add a handful of chopped Greens to a Stir-fry and cook along with other veggies


  • Add chopped Greens directly to any broth-based soup or stew - try adding Spinach or Collards to a minestrone

No matter how you cook them, you can never get enough greens in your diet. 

Get Your Greens On!
The Hoff

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