Keep fresh, green veggies on your plate all winter
Fresh greens are a wonderful way to bring a fresh bite to the winter plate as well as a lighter way to eat around the holiday feasting season. Head to the market in the winter months and you will find kale, spinach, salad mix, romaine, bok choy, arugula and other fantastic varieties to liven up any winter brunch, lunch or dinner.
How to buy: Greens should be fresh looking, not wilted, and should smell fresh.
How to store: Take greens home and wash them thoroughly. Remove any wilted or decaying leaves. Dry them well. Store them covered. Greens should keep in the refrigerator for several days to a week.
Greens pair well with: anchovies, apples, bacon, basil, beets, black pepper, blueberries, cheese, chilies, coriander, corn, croutons, curry, Dijon mustard, eggs, fennel, garlic, ginger, green beans, green onions, ham, leeks, legumes, lemon juice, mushrooms, nuts, oil (olive, nut or sesame), oregano, parsley, pasta, peaches, pears, potatoes, red onion, sage, salt, seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower), strawberries, sweet potatoes, tarragon, thyme, tomatoes, vinegar.
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