Green Stuff: More Than Kale

Ok this idea was derived from the fabulous and thoughtful Loreta.  In my original rant about lifestyle choices I implored people to eat pasta.  To which she added, ‘and there are other greens besides kale’. I love veggies but I am not a huge fan of cold salads in the winter months.  I find it far more satisfying to line a cookie sheet with parchment and roast a bunch of stuff at once and then I bring it to work all week.  It’s cheap and easy, which to my husband’s delight, I actually resemble that remark. He really is an exceptionally lucky man to have this prize as his wife, but I digress.  Ease up on the kale folks.  It’s over done and full of pesticide crap to keep up with consumer demand. Seriously what’s wrong with rapini, swiss chard, dandelion?  Oh and if you want to know my fabulous sheet pan trick  (not my trick but I steal ideas regularly), check out Skinnytaste.  Monday night while I am cleaning up after dinner, I put a sheet pan in the oven with chicken or salmon and veg with a variation on seasonings.  Pack it up in individual serving containers and pull one out of the fridge every morning.  Then I have great food for lunch for the week with no prep in the morning.  Honey is the it factor for me.  A small drizzle of really good honey over the chicken or salmon before a I pack it up and when I reheat it at work it tastes awesome.  I am half Greek.  You need a regular dose of honey or life just isn’t sweet enough.  Also a honey drizzle over fresh ricotta on olive bread toasted is swoon worthy.  I guess I need to start adding picturs to this blog.  It’ll come.  When my moderate life gets to it.

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