GREENS BOWL (FENNEL, BROCCOLI, PEAS & KALE)
Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free
Ideas and recipes from sunny Australia, for nourishing,
wholesome foods, prepared
with holistic ingredients that
love you back.
Green, green, green, just the colour itself is so beautiful. I haven't found anything I love more than a big bowl of healthy steamed, green vegetables bursting with vitamins and minerals. Loads and loads of fresh nutritious greens = Übergoodness!
Of course, the quality and heritage of these veggies play a vital role in taste, appearance and nutrition. We have a little garden with a few pots of spinach, kale, silverbeet and herbs. They grow all year round and need very little maintenance (as long as you water them). It's so easy to walk outside and pick a few leaves - food voila! Almost everything else comes from a local organic grower at the farmers market.
In my opinion pesticides and foods don't mix. Full stop.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" (Hippocrates).
Wise words and you need little common sense to understand that pesticides don't fit in with this timeless philosophy. Living in our polluted world we have enough toxins to deal with on a daily base. But the best argument for eating organic produce is simply because the food has more nutrients.
Steaming is one of the best cooking methods for maximizing taste and color, while retaining the most nutrients.
Place vegetables in steamer basket. You can steam more than one variety by placing produce into the steamer basket in layers. Or simply add them with a different cooking time.
Most veggies need around 3-5 minutes. Greens shouldn't change their colour to yellow as this means they have lost their healthy Chlorophyll.
Drizzle with olive oil, butter or tahini. Fat is important for fat soluble vitamin absorption.
Sprinkle with spices, dulse flakes, hemp seeds or black seeds.
Any Superfood will bring taste and texture to your dish.
Greens Soup (Popeye Greens)