Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion

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The month of March marks one year in the journey of our move to the peninsula. This journey was meant to offer a quiet refuge for retirement and renewal, and it has. Previously I have had trouble sleeping, relaxing and enjoying life. My work just about took it all out of me. What energy I had leftover I gave to my Sunday dinners with family. Now life is beginning to have a quiet, pleasant routine. 

Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion. Use small amount of garlic and onion for a delicate flavor.

But this has not been without a great deal of learning on my part. First I had to learn to stop making everything into a job. With my work consuming my life for so many years, I had become one who had to give a life to make a living. Second I had to learn to live with less to have more. Third I had to learn that what I have is, more than enough and exactly what I want. This last one was important.

Not because I had great ambitions for the best or the most, no it was important because I had given up on one of my most enjoyable crafts. That of making something better from what I already have. I began learning and crafting in my childhood and through the years had to give it up when time became the property of my employer. Now that I once again own my time, I have taken up my heartfelt craft. 

Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion. Easy method for getting more vegetables on the table.
The easy way to add more vegetables to your meals!
But honestly, I am so rusty! I had become the slave of routine. I pretty much had the same expectations each month, set out by weekly deadlines. Those deadlines do not exist here. And I have dropped the ball a few times! Such as going to the cupboard to gather ingredients, and then noticing that what I need has been used already. As well as not making a comprehensive shopping list and forgetting something important. But the enjoyment of life on the peninsula continues!

Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion. Add organic braised greens to your families diet.
These beautiful greens will add a wallop of nutrition to your table.
One thing I have mastered is the management of fresh foods. We tend to eat the freshest and most fragile foods first. These greens are an example. I purchase a bag each time we go to Costco. Within a couple days of purchase, the entire bag is braised with a touch of garlic and onion. Into the refrigerator, they go, to be enjoyed as we please. With that, I offer Braised Greens with garlic and onion. 

Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion. Believe it or not, these are delicious with eggs for breakfast or lunch.
Braised Greens with Garlic and Onions.

Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion
by the seat of my pants
4 servings

1 bag of power greens or equal amount of greens picked from the garden   
1 T olive oil
1 thin slice of onion, minced
1 clove garlic, sliced and then minced
1/2 t salt
fresh ground pepper

Place oil, onion, and garlic in the bottom of a large pan with a lid. Cook stirring over medium high heat until onions and garlic begin to sizzle. 

Add greens, toss with oil mixture until coated, cover with the lid, reduce heat to low and braise for 10 minutes, gently stir mixture to place uncooked portions to the bottom of the pan. Replace the lid and cook an additional 10 minutes. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for future meals.

Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion. Plan ahead and eat well!
Braised Greens with Garlic and Onion, ready for the refrigerator.

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  1. Yum, can't wait until the garden is in to be able to make things like this. Thanks for sharing on the #wastelesswednesday blog hop!

  2. This is a wonderful way to have the greens fresh from the garden. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  3. Definitely grow your own green if you can - the taste is so much better and NO PACKAGING :) #WasteLessWednesday

    1. I love homegrown greens, unfortunately gardening is not available to every household, but quality products like organic greens sure makes a big difference to many families meals. Thanks for stopping by.


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