Cardamom Roasted Broccolini
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What we eat as our first meal of the day can often set the tone for the rest of the day. Knowing nutrient and fiber filled leafy greens are crucial to our health, why not start the day with them? Skip the fruit jelly and try topping a piece of warm toast and peanut butter with sauteed spinach or arugula. Add thinly slices tomato or avocado and a generous amount of black pepper. Drop a poached egg on lightly braised kale and top if off with aromatic herbs like cilantro or basil. A supremely simple salad like mixed lettuces tossed in a simple vinaigrette with a spoonful of sesame seeds can be a light nourishing start to the day. It’s like a shot of energy boosting bright green chlorophyll coursing through your body to give you vigor. For a simple hot breakfast, here is a recipe with endless variations. Cook greens, any greens and top them with eggs. If using tougher greens like kale, mustard greens, or collards, cook them a little longer. You could add onions, mushrooms, potatoes, tomatoes, and all kinds of seasonings from ginger to chile. The ratio of greens to eggs is so high that you can barely see the eggs – they just become a delicious binder to the eggs, and you can eat them out of the pan.