Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Veganomicon Review: Easy Stir-Fried Leafy Greens

Veganomicon says that eating enough dark, leafy greens throughout the week can be a challenge for even the most dedicated vegetarians and vegans. Amen to that.

Dark leafy greens are nutritional powerhouses, says About.com--"calorie for calorie, perhaps the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins. They also provide a variety of phytonutrients including beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which protect our cells from damage and our eyes from age-related problems, among many other effects. Dark green leaves even contain small amounts of Omega-3 fats."

Given the nutritional benefits, I want to eat more of them, so last night I cooked mustard greens using Veganomicon's Easy Stir-Fried Leafy Greens recipe with sesame oil, garlic, grated ginger, cooking sherry, and soy sauce. I've never had mustard greens before. These were fantastic! I'm going to modify the recipe next time to use less oil, but this is a great recipe to have on-hand for getting my dark, leafy greens in.

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