I think most of the groceries are pretty self explanatory. The two greens I got are watercress (upper right hand side) $0.99 for a giant bundle and xs baby bok choy(lower right hand side ($1.50) for a giant bushel. They aren’t always organic though, so if that is important to you, then you will still need to go somewhere like Whole Foods and pay the up price.
But Chinese groceries stores can be a great resource to get lots of different vegetable types. For example, Baby Bok Choy comes in FOUR sizes there, it’s like clothing! xs, s, m, l. There are more veggie technical names for it, but basically you can buy different stages of bok choy. I got the xs kind because they are cute.
Watercress is super pricey at Whole Foods, but super cheap at Chinese grocery store. Watercress is also pretty awesome for a woman’s body. If you Google “Watercress nutrition” you can find a ton of info on it. Here is a quickie condensed list:
– may help with skin & breast cancer prevention
– rich in iron, iodine, vitamins A, C and E, antioxidants and folate
– may help with anti-inflammatory
– generally contributes to healthy skin
* but I also read some warnings, which I’ll add here: should not be used by children under 4 years old, people with stomach or intestinal ulcers, or those with inflammatory kidney diseases.
I usually add it soups (Asians love adding watercress to brothy soups), or make a watercress salad: add some sliced avocado, and a pieced of grilled/broiled/salmon on ontop and maybe a hint of miso dressing or just a simple squire of lemon + garlic juice.
Do you watercress? Tell me how!