Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Girl and Her Greens: Purslane

Who needs flowers when you can have a bunch of funky greens?!?


Don't get me wrong...in a career before kids I was a florist. So, I know the power of a bouquet. But, at this point in my life, I'm more excited about seasonal greens.

Have you ever had purslane? I first encountered purslane in a CSA box. It almost looks like a succulent. Amazingly, its leaves have more omega-3 fatty acids than in some of the fish oils. I think I read somewhere that it's technically a succulent herb. And it definitely has a lot of flavor. Think sour and salty all at the same time.

Tonight I used it in a quick orzo dish with other herbs, carrot top greens, celery, carrots, and some parmesan cheese. Easy dinner! And the boys loved it so much, they all requested leftovers in their lunches tomorrow. Now that is saying something.

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