I need to eat leafy greens every day on the detox diet I am on. But not just lettuce and spinach, which I can handle. These leafy greens must be parsley, kale, watercress, chard, cilantro, beet greens, collards, escarole, dandelion, or mustard greens (1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw). Just the leafy greens neither my mother nor I ever fixed! Except parsley as a garnish.
I love beet greens, but we didn’t grow beets this year, and I haven’t been able to find them anywhere for sale. I haven’t found kale, watercress, escarole, or mustard greens anywhere. I assume by dandelion greens, they mean go pick dandelions from your back yard. (Eewwwwww! Though we actually have enough dandelions in the back yard to stay on this diet indefinitely!)
I found chard and collards at the organic supermarket. The chard I have been putting into salad. I don’t know how much longer I can eat it that way, LOL. The poor collards are just sitting in my fridge, looking a little more forlorn every day, LOL. I have been staring at them every day, wondering what on God’s green earth to do with them. I have no idea how to fix these kinds of greens. If anyone can help me with recipes, I would so appreciate it! Please post in the comments, or you can e-mail me at alittleperspective [at] gmail [dot] com. Thank you!