|Posted on July 3, 2012 at 8:10 PM|
Hello Again CSA Members:
This week we are offering the equivalent of a multivitamin in food form. The greens you'll be receiving are packed full of nutrition, including:
-Vitamin B's (B1, B2, B6)
Not to mention the Mineral content:
**Just to name a few...(that was the nutritional content of kale, you also have some asian/mustard greens to enjoy!)
The two bags in your share this week are mixed lettuces and mixed mustard greens. And you may notice a mix of colors as well! If you're into reading about food, health, and/or nutrition, you may already by hip to the fact that colorful food (i.e. diversity/variety in your diet) equals a healthier you! According to Julie Garden-Robinson, a food and nutrition specialist at North Dakota State University, different colored vegetables add certain types of nutrients to your body, which then effect your health.
Red = antioxidants that help prevent cell damage.
Yellow/Orange = improves immune system function.
Green = reduces risk of cataracts.
Blue/Purple = reduces risk of cancer, stroke, and heart disease.
White = lowers cholesterol and blood pressure.
So it seems to me that food can be your pharmacy. Enjoy!
Recipe for "Braising/Mustard Greens"
Eggs in a Nest
From Animal Vegetable Miracle recipe written by Camille Kingsolver
1 small onion, chopped
garlic to taste, chopped
Carrots, chopped finely
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
1 bag braising mix, coarsely chopped
Sea salt and pepper
Cooked brown rice (optional)
Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil in a wide skillet until lightly golden. Add carrots and tomatoes and sauté for a few more minutes, adding just enough water to rehydrate the tomatoes. Mix in greens and cover pan for a few minutes. Uncover, stir well, then use the back of a spoon to make depressions in the cooked leaves, circling the pan like numbers on a clock. Break an egg into each depression, being careful to keep yolks whole. Cover pan again and allow eggs to poach for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve over cooked brown rice. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Note – This makes a great breakfast, with or without the rice.