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Let's talk greens... How often do you eat them? What's your favorite kind of greens? What's your favorite way to prepare them?<br><br>
I love them all, kale, swiss chard, bok choy, pak choy, tatsoi, spinach, collard greens,<br>
Lately, I've been hooked on rainbow chard cause it's so purdy. I normally cook it with a little bit of olive oil and garlic. Sometimes with some crushed red pepper. And sometimes with thinly sliced onions.
 

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absolutely! the majority of my calories from protein comes from greens.<br><br>
i eat kale every day.<br>
spinach and spring mix every few days.<br>
parsley regularly<br>
collards weekly<br>
romaine weekly<br><br>
eta: ALL RAW, never cooked. in salads, smoothies, wraps, etc.
 

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See, it's interesting... I have no idea why, but I tend to think of "greens" as cooked greens. Lettuce is something different for me. I also eat a lot of salads, but I don't tend to think of that as eating "greens." It's just salad. Odd, I know.<br><br>
Oh, and I love green smoothies I just tend not to eat them in the winter. I dislike the idea of starting the day with something cold when it's cold outside.
 

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Haven't seen tatsoi in a while. Need to get some seeds.<br><br>
I'm currently growing chard, spinach, mustard, collards, and lettuces. It's our dinner on most nights.
 

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I admit I don't really like them. I do try and make a green smoothie several times a week with 4 cups of eather kale, spinach, or romain*sp* 2 bananas 1 cup of water and 4tbsp of cocoa powder. What greens besides kale have a good amount of calcium? Eventually I'm hopeing to find enough oil free vegan salad dressing recipes that I can develop a taste for salads. I will never like cooked greens though... it's a texture thing.<br><br>
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I love kale soup! And just made a vat of cabbage soup. And I love red or green leaf lettuce for wraps or in wraps. Mostly a soup whore.
 

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No, I rarely eat greens.
 

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Arugula is my favourite. I like making a pesto with it, and you can pretty much put it with anything. Last night I had whole wheat couscous and sauce over a big bed of arugula, and the night before I had poached eggs over arugula and bagel halves.<br><br>
I like making kale pesto, too, and it's nice to mix in with any soup, or to juice.
 

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Green veg is the best. I've always loved them. Especially spinach, which I adore raw or wilted.
 

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I should eat more greens. Sometimes I am too lazy to wash them, so now I buy more frozen greens. I love cornbread and collard greens, coleslaw, raw green salads with a variety of greens, sprouts, baby arugula, spinach in veggie lasagna, cabbage and noodles, spinach on pizza etc.
 

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Mmm I am a green veg lover too. Sprouts, broccilli, and chard/kale type things are my favourites! I like leafy salad, spinach (but I prefer it wilted/cooked than raw), rocket, watercress, plain ol' cabbage and peas and things too. My parents grow a lot of fruit and veg and I love it when they give me some of their greens, they taste better and are free!<br><br>
I like the vegetables steamed and the salady stuff just in a sandwhich or wrap or something. Roasted veg is good too, but as a side dish I prefer them steamed, plain, healthy and tasting simple <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I have a green smoothie everyday, usually it's a frozen banana, strawberries and blueberries and either spinach/collards/kale. I really like bok choy in smoothies, but haven't been able to get any recently. Love making cooked greens of any of the above, or chard, or escarole. I steam them in some veg broth, with onions, garlic, chili pepper flakes, and add roasted red peppers.<br><br>
I just got done pressure cooking collards as a matter of fact before getting on here.
 

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I have greens raw most of the time and I eat spinach the most often. I had a green smoothie and also a wrap made from greens today. I like steamed greens with a dinner with a nice gravy too.
 

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swiss chard is my favorite, but other than that, if I can find it, I'll get it.
 

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I love greens raw and cooked. I have a green smoothie most mornings (sometimes on the weekends it's a soy mocha instead since I do still love and miss my morning coffee too) and it varies but generally consistes of a type of lettuce and then either kale or spinach.<br><br>
I cook greens a lot as sides or in with main dishes. I've been loving swiss chard lately. Our CSA came in this morning and we got two bunches of spinach, rainbow swiss chard, collard greens, two heads of red leaf lettuce. Tonight I'm sauteing the swiss chard with some garlic and red pepper flakes to go on the side of dinner.<br><br>
I've never had tatsoi but I bought some seeds to try planting it this spring. I've currently got kale, spinach, and romaine lettuce in a garden box with a cold weather frame over it. Can't wait to eat greens grown ourselves!
 

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I love greens! I'm loving rainbow chard right now for the exact same reason - it's so beautiful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I love wilting it in olive oil and garlic and having it with pasta. I often do the same with kale or spinach, and I LOVE raw spinach in wraps or as a salad green. Yum!
 

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This might sound weird, but I have noticed on this board it seems americans eat green (and other) veg cooked in oil/sauted/roasted a lot, but steamed/boiled very little. Is this true, or is it just because they warrent less talking about when cooked plainly? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I <3 greens. I love kale, spinach and arugula the most. I made an arugula-cous-cous salad that is delicious. Spinach and Kale I eat in soups or raw in salads. Sometimes I saute them with garlic and a little bit of olive oil. One of my favorite kale recipes is black bean-potato-kale soup. So tasty!
 

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This might sound weird, but I have noticed on this board it seems americans eat green (and other) veg cooked in oil/sauted/roasted a lot, but steamed/boiled very little. Is this true, or is it just because they warrent less talking about when cooked plainly? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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I can't speak for all Americans, just myself and the people I know, but I know from growing up with junk food and hamburger helper being put on my plate all of my childhood, my tastes go towards warm, savory meals with extra salt and fat. Since becoming health conscious and veggie, I've made the effort to enjoy fresher meals with less salt and fat, but cooked stuff if still my comfort food. After a long day at work, I could make a salad in half the time, but I know holding a warm bowl of sauteed cabbage will calm me down and relax me.
 

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<div class="quote-block">but steamed/boiled very little</div>
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Many off us were raised on limp, flavorless, boiled veg. We don't want to go back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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