I don’t know if you’re like me, but when I buy stalks of kale, romaine or spinach greens at the store, I feel like I’ve doomed them for a direct trip into the trash can 😦 It seems like they wilt after just a couple of days and certainly don’t look appetizing.
In order to try and save some of the money I had been (literally) throwing away on fresh produce I gave this a try: If the lettuce has ‘stalks’ or stems, like the varieties mentioned above, pour a few inches of cold water into a large cup or smaller bowl. Cut the bottoms of the veggie stems about an inch, and place them in the vessel:
Give them a good 15 to 30 minutes, and then end up looking like this:
Much happier veggies!! The downside is that you really have to COMMIT to using them afterwards, because you obviously won’t be able to repeat this too often before the veggies give up the ghost altogether. Also, if you leave them in the water too long, they go completely to the other side of appetizing and start losing their color and texture 😦 So no procrastinating! Be thankful that you’ve given your veggies (and wallet) a boost and use them to bless your body, like they were originally intended.
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