Updated: Jan 28
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I love sautéed greens! Cooked collards, kale, and spinach are some of my favorite side dishes for any meal and at any time in a given day!
Two of my parents, whom are also former personal chefs, recently departed from their Ohio home and relocated to California. I had the pleasure of visiting them in the new year to celebrate the past holiday season! They both blew my mind when they served me grilled lettuce as an appetizer! I'm sharing their process with you and they are well aware!
One of my favorite recipes is now yours!
(Step 1) Gather essentials...organic ingredients when possible at least NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED!
-small lettuce heads; we used LITTLE GEM, BUTTERY, SWEET & CRISP by Church Brothers Farms in Salinas, California!
-cracked black pepper to taste
-olive oil drizzle to taste
-balsamic reduction/balsamic glaze drizzle to taste, Alessi is a great product for example
-honey drizzle to taste
(Step 2) Turn grill on high and allow it to warm to max temperature, an estimated 500-600 degrees fahrenheit
(Step 3) Cut small lettuce heads in half
(Step 4) When the grill has reached max temperature, turn the middle section to the off position
(Step 5) Grill lettuce on the middle section, flat side down, for 5 minutes, with the lid closed
(Step 6) Remove from grill and drizzle each half with olive oil, balsamic reduction/glaze, and honey to taste, then add cracked black pepper also to taste
(Step 7) Enjoy!
It's recommended that we consume between 1 to 3 cups of vegetables each day. The intake range is dependent on our age, sex, and physical activity levels. In general, children would be on the lower end of the range and adults on the higher end. In theory, girls/women need a touch less vegetables than boys/men. If we're super active we may benefit from even more than 3 cups of vegetables daily! How are you doing on your vegetable intake? Maybe grilled lettuce is on today's menu?
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Maggie Fekete, LD, CHC, BCHHP, E-RYT
Certified Health Coach
Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher