Waterless Greens

 
Waterless Greens Recipe: kale, broccoli, asparagus, brussels sprouts, water, sea salt - Sweet Science Nutrition & Wellness, Healthy Sobriety with health coach Elena Skroznikova
 
 

My “Waterless Greens” Recipe

Well, “almost waterless” :) This is how I cook almost every type of green veggie I buy, almost every time. Vegetables cook in their own juices, releasing heavenly flavors that could not come out any other way. This method also saves water versus other methods (I’m looking at you, California!), and doesn’t need any oil to make it taste good.

The Recipe

Serves 2-4

INGREDIENTS

  • Your choice of green vegetable:

    1 bunch of kale, OR

    1 head of broccoli, OR

    1 bunch of asparagus, OR

    1 bag of brussels sprouts, OR

    1 similar-size unit of any green vegetable

  • 2 tablespoons of water

  • Sea salt to sprinkle

TOOLS

Frying pan with lid


Directions

  • Chop the veggies into bite-size pieces

  • Add the water to the pan, cover, and heat on medium-high for one or two minutes, bringing to a scald (just below the boiling point)—you’ll see small bubbles and steam start to appear

  • Uncover; add the greens and a pinch or two of salt

  • Cover again, turn heat to low (this is important, or you’ll "burn baby burn!”), and cook for five to ten minutes (depending on vegetable density), keeping watch and stirring once

  • When you see your veg turn bright green, remove the pan from heat, and remove your veggies from the pan (otherwise, they’ll lose their color). Plate and eat!


NOTES

Experiment with more or less cooking time to see what you like best. I like my greens slightly charred at the edges.

 

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Elena Skroznikova

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I’m Elena Skroznikova, founder of the Sweet Science wellness program. I’m a certified nutrition counselor, science-based health coach, and addiction survivor. I help people in recovery heal their bodies and minds so they can learn to love sober life—not just survive it.

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