Eat a little better. Not that hard to find, to make, not that hard to do … just gotta look for the opportunities, then get creative.
Case in point.
Recently made a Leek & Mushroom Torte for a holiday party. Recipe called for leeks (obviously), but only the white, onion-like part. Once you cut that part off, you’re left with quite a bit of the individual leek, mostly deep green, very firm leaves.
I’ve tossed those left-over leaves in the compost heap plenty of times before, but always seems like a waste. After all, what’s left is perfectly edible, quite healthy, leafy greens — just what the doctor ordered for a better diet and so,
Heaves all chopped up,
A bit of fat (in the form of butter and olive oil),
And in the skillet on the stove-top they go,
Low heat, plenty of time to simmer and voila!
LEAFY GREENS ~ GOOD.