Based on a recipe from one of the first cookbooks I ever owned, "The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American" (from back in the '80s) here is an easy, tasty way to eat your greens. It's also a great excuse to visit your local farmer's market. There are a bunch in LA; two of my favorites are Gigi's Market at The Americana (in Glendale) and the Montrose Harvest Market.
- 2-4 TBS cooking oil of your choice (make sure you choose an oil that tolerates high heat)
- 2-3 fresh chopped tomatoes (or canned, if out of season)
- several cloves of crushed garlic (to taste - I won't even tell you how many I use)
- combination of greens (cleaned, de-stemmed and chopped), e.g. mustard greens, spinach, kale
- Saute garlic in oil in large covered pot until slightly browned.
- Reduce heat and add greens and tomatoes.
- Cover pot and simmer (briefly) until greens are wilted.
- Season with sea salt.
- Optional: add one clove of crushed RAW garlic.
- Optional: red pepper flakes or tabasco if you like things hot.