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Should I wash my pre-washed greens?

This sounds so silly writing it out. I frequently buy Olivia's organic spring mix salad which says it's "triple washed." Out of habit, I guess, I wash / spin each serving before I eat it. Should I ...
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What's the best way to store lots of kale to use for smoothies?

I am going to start making kale smoothies and wish to buy a couple bunches of kale at a time. Here's my thought - I was thinking of taking the kale, perhaps blending it with some roots/veggies at a ...
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What elements in green leafy vegetables provide carbohydrates?

If you boil some greens and drink the liquid only, will that give you a lot of carbohydrate energy or none to little i.e. do you actually need to eat the solid or how much energy can you get from the ...
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Is there a way to make leafy green vegetables absorb salt throughout their tissue?

For example you can make protein tissue absorb salt by brining/dry curing it. What ways can I make say some spinach or kale tissue absorb salt? I want the salt to be in and throughout the greens and ...
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How to keep a green smoothie from getting 'frothy'?

I've been making a lot of green smoothies (using a Vitamix), and they have a tendency to end up with about 2 inches of undrinkable froth/foam at the top. It seems a higher percentage of veggies vs ...
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Which leaves of Savoy cabbage to use in smoothies?

In Germany we don't have kale all year, only in winter. I am substituting it with Savoy cabbage. I am wondering if I should use the outer leaves which are very green or just the inside. Also are ...
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How to turn froth into juice?

When I make juice from vegetables and leafy greens about 1/4 of what comes out of the juicer is froth. Is it possible to mix this froth back into the juice rather than throwing it away? That would ...
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Duration of use for green smoothies

I make green smoothie in the morning and I dont want to do it again in the evening. Is it fine if I use the same smoothie in the evening or there are some problems. Thanks
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Does Spinach when cooked on bare cast iron turn black?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookware#Cast_iron In addition, some foods (such as spinach) cooked on bare cast iron will turn black. How true is that and why? Secondly, does it even apply to the ...
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Tan ho, a salad green?

In the local Asian market I saw a couple of names that I didn't recognize. Has anyone heard of a green, called Tan Ho in Chinese? It looked like arugula, tasted like a typical green. Maybe a little ...
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Are sesame greens served raw, or cooked?

While shopping in our local Asian grocery, I noticed a pile of fresh sesame greens, which I've never seen before. Is there a specific reason to cook these, or to serve them raw? Meaning, would cooking ...
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What would give Swiss Chard a gritty texture?

I made Swiss chard rolls last night and when we would bite into them there would be this gritty bite once in a while, almost like biting into a small gravel. Swiss chard itself has a gritty texture ...
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What is the difference between a wilted salad and a massaged salad?

What is the general difference between preparations and use cases of a wilted salad compared to a massaged salad? As many wilted salad recipes call for warm dressing, does this mean the wilted salad ...
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What is the cellular activity behind massaged greens?

Most recipes I have seen and used call for greens (kale, chard, collard, turnip, beet, etc) to be massaged in salt and/or lemon juice (or other acidic liquid) for 3-5 minutes, resulting in a dense ...