View Full Version : Greens, help?
09-10-2009, 05:52 AM
I am kind of limited in the Netherlands (or so I think after living in the US raw) with green vegetables, I'm used to an array of dark green veg like mustard greens, kale, swiss chard, collard greens, dandelions, broccoli rabe, etc.
Here, you pretty much get:
cabbage (lots, which I don't eat much because my body doesn't like it)
sometimes and way overpriced :eek::
baby beet greens
So, are spinach, parsley and weekly broccoli enough (whole food-wise) to be my main source of greens? I also eat alot of cilantro and green onion but I don't think the latter counts, does it?:confused:
09-10-2009, 07:38 AM
Hey there! Have you considered growing your own? Either outdoors or inside?:confused:
I don't have an answer for your question, but you could also sprout - I really enjoy sprouting! *Ü*
09-10-2009, 11:06 AM
Oh yeah - sprouts - way cool.
How about an AeroGarden or two for inside?
09-10-2009, 12:11 PM
Join us up on the
"never buying greens again" thread over in gardening....
09-17-2009, 09:09 AM
Thanks, all I am seriously considering the garden thing.
09-17-2009, 05:36 PM
I'm a huge fan of sprouting. You can order your seeds over the internet if you can't find the seeds locally. You can sprout whatever you need and you will get plenty of nutrition. Sprouted foods are what Ann Wigmore mostly lived on so if it's good enough for her; it's good enough for me....:) I also like the indoor garden idea.
09-20-2009, 11:18 PM
I talked to a friend of mine who lives in NL and this is what I was told:
The health food stores might be able to have things like beet tops and swiss chard (check the alternative health stores, too) and a normal store might have things like cabbage, lettuce, chicory (andijvie), packsoy/boksoy and frozen kale during the winter. You might also be able to find things like carrots with tops and radishes with tops, but I couldn't tell if they're normal store or hfs items. I also couldn't tell if there was fresh kale to be had during winter either. I don't know if any of that helps, but I hope it does.
09-21-2009, 09:01 AM
Is there an online book or site that has everything one needs to know about sprouts and sprouting? Also, the cheapest place to buy sprout seeds? Everybody keeps talking about how cheap sprouting is, but they apparently haven't been to my local HFS and seen the price of sprouting seeds. :eek:
09-21-2009, 09:13 AM
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