Spiced Winter Greens

Dark leafy greens grow best in cooler weather, making them in season right now. Whenever people ask me anything about “detoxing” I immediately bring up the importance of greens. Greens cleanse us from the inside out, almost like an internal rainforest. They are a sure way to cleanse our system(s). Celebrate the dark side this winter and welcome beautifully delicious greens into your kitchen! This simple recipe makes a good 4-6 servings.

1 bunch of dark leafy greens, hand shredded into roughly 2×2 squares
6 tablespoons ghee
sea salt to taste
3 teaspoons coriander seed powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric powder

Start by melting the ghee in a sauce pan and then add the spices, stir them until the aroma starts to come out then turn off the flame and let it sit. The consistency should be like pesto. Next steam your favorite leafy greens. When they turn a beautiful shade of even darker green they are perfect (should only take a few minutes). Scoop them out of the steam pot and put them in the ghee and spice mixture. Stir the greens into the mixture so they become coated with the spice mixture very well. Be willing to increase or decrease the amount of spices to suit your taste. Enjoy!

Turmeric is a spice used extensively in other cultures, and for good reason. It contains curcumin, a substance that actively reduces inflammation. Add to sauces, soups or marinades for added nutrition without changing much of the taste. Just use an apron, turmeric stains everything it touches including ceramic tile and even metal pots!

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