I get a lot of questions about menu planning and how to make real food when pressed for time. The thing I recommend most is to keep it simple. Real, delicious, tasty food does not have to be complicated or elaborate. At our house, we often eat meat and veggies for dinner. I buy locally raised, organic, grassf-fed, and pastured beef, pork, and poultry in large quantities and freeze it. I defrost what I want to prepare either the night before or in the morning. I buy local, organic produce on Sundays at the Farmer’s Market and make a simple veggie side or two to go with dinner. That’s it.
The thing we eat most is greens. Every week, I buy chard, collards, and several bunches of kale (if it’s not growing in the garden.) I cook the green the same way every time. My family never tires of them. It’s quick. It’s easy. And it tastes good.
The method I am about to show you is simple. It creates a whole bunch of shredded green strips that are easy and fast to cook. I simple add a little grass-fed ghee (or butter if you prefer) and a bit of coconut oil. A little celtic sea salt and you are ready to eat…….
How to Prepare Your Greens:
Simple place greens into large bowl in kitchen sink. Fill the bowl with water and gently swish them around in the water. Empty the water out and repeat a couple of times. I wash greens this way because greens are notorious for having gritty dirt stuck to them, and I don’t like gritty greens.
Drain greens in a colander.
Stack several leaves of greens on top of each other on a cutting board.
Begin to ROLL the greens all together…….
Once rolled together into a tube, grab the end and begin to cut with a sharp knife into thin strips.
Repeat until all greens are shredded.
This is what you will end up with: a beautiful pile of green strips ready to be cooked.
How to Cook Your Greens:
- Place shredded greens into steamer basket and steam for 5-10 minutes (depending on the type of green and your personal preference.) More for collards and kale, less for chard.
- Remove from heat, place into glass bowl, add 1 TBS grass-fed ghee (or butter) and 1 TBS coconut oil.
- celtic sea salt to taste.
- Serve and ENJOY!!!