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Looking for great dinner salad recipes

Give me your crunchy, your cool, your refreshing flavors yearning to breathe free. Favorite dinner salad recipes and ideas, please? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jun 23, 2014 - 41 answers

Help me grow great greens

I suck at gardening. Past gardening efforts have ended in disaster (bug infestations, groundhog eating everything, plants dying for no obvious reason that I can see). This year, though, I would like for it to be different. I would like to grow my own leafy greens--kale, spinach, lettuces, chard, collards, etc. I'm not so interested in other things like tomatoes and peppers. Do you have any advice for exactly what I need to do to grow great greens? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Mar 15, 2014 - 17 answers

An Excess Of Arugula

Due to some miscommunication, I am now the proud owner of three huge boxes of baby arugula. My typical tactic of making simple onion-and-Parmesan salads is feeble before this gross excess. I am looking for recipes that require great heaping handfuls of arugula. I'm a decent cook and I'll eat anything, but I don't particularly enjoy non-smoked, non-fried seafood. Labor intensive recipes are fine.
posted by The Whelk on Aug 18, 2013 - 34 answers

What ideally would a "juicing" produce box contain?

You like to juice! Say you were to purchase a box of seasonal produce to juice for the week, what proportion of greens/fruit/veggies would you want this box to contain? [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Feb 18, 2013 - 6 answers

Om nom nom.

I'm adapting a yummy sandwich recipe to an entree salad, how I can lightly dress these greens with crisped pancetta, burrata and heirloom tomatoes? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Aug 8, 2012 - 12 answers

My salad days have only begun!

Your very best salad dressings and salad recipes needed! [more inside]
posted by Frowner on May 25, 2012 - 39 answers

Yummy vegan sauces?

Looking for vegan sauce recipes to make my healthy meals more appealing. [more inside]
posted by daikon on Apr 30, 2012 - 28 answers

Sorrel. So much delicious, delicious sorrel.

Sorrel. So much delicious sorrel. What to do with it? [more inside]
posted by slateyness on Apr 9, 2012 - 13 answers

Is it safe to eat greens that were in a hot car?

Should I Eat This? filter: Farmer's market lettuce left in a hot car for (up to) a few hours - is it safe to eat? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Mar 24, 2012 - 23 answers

What is this grassy crap in the spinach?

Has anyone else noticed that in loose-leaf packages of spinach from the store there's often a few leaves of a grass-like green in with them? What are they, and why do they go bad so fast? [more inside]
posted by gusandrews on Jan 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Healthiest Foods in the World?

New Blendtec is here. Help me find the healthiest foods possible. [more inside]
posted by santaliqueur on Sep 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Greens recipes, please!

Fellow mefites, I need your recipes for greens! My freezer overfloweth, as do the fields. [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Sep 28, 2010 - 32 answers

Lettuce Be Honest

Do you always wash lettuce? Have you ever just torn a head of Iceberg open and used it? Or do you always wash it? [more inside]
posted by Splunge on Aug 21, 2010 - 63 answers

Greens on The Green

I'm looking for some great recipes involving leafy greens (chard, kale, spinach, collards, etc.). The catch? I don't like leafy greens. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Mar 9, 2010 - 47 answers

what's so different about them?!

Why is basil considered to be an herb, but spinach is a vegetable? [more inside]
posted by chicago2penn on Aug 16, 2009 - 21 answers

Scape?

GarlicFilter. Are these scapes, or just immature bulbs with a stalk attached?? [more inside]
posted by availablelight on Jul 12, 2008 - 18 answers

It ain't easy cooking green.

What do I do with all these unfamiliar veggies from the CSA? [more inside]
posted by Inconceivable! on Jun 21, 2007 - 31 answers

Vegetarian collard greens

I want to make delicious collard greens, but I want them to be healthy and vegetarian (so, no pork fat). I've tried a couple recipes I found online, but the results have been uninspiring (and the greens didn't strike me as nearly tender enough, even after an hour of boiling). Any advice? Any recipes?
posted by Plutor on Apr 3, 2007 - 29 answers

How can I improve my golf game?

Golf. Just got some clubs and looking for advice on how to start work on my game. My normal drive starts off as a hook but ends up slicing waaaay to the left (as you can see, I'm left handed) but grrrreat distance. Advice on drive? Putting and short iron shots I have gotten a real feel for but the long shots elude me. Short on taking lessons (I abhor authority when it is physically present) how to improive my game?
posted by Dagobert on Dec 29, 2003 - 3 answers

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