Sometimes a fun kitchen utensil changes the way you cook. I've always preferred to eat my vegetables raw, baked or lightly sauteed. But ever since I bought this bamboo steamer, I've been steaming everything from kale to broccoli, carrots to green beans.
Here is how you do it - fill up a saucepan with about two inches of water. When it is boiling, put the bamboo steamer on top of it. Cover the lid of the steamer. Turn down the heat to low/medium.
Create a double decker for steaming 2 or 3 kinds of vegetables at the same time. I usually put hardier root vegetables at the bottom tier and leaves at the top. It takes 3-5 minutes.
When the veggies are done, add your favorite salt, oils, seeds or dressings. Olive oil, sesame oil, walnut oil, sesame seeds, hemp seeds are a few of my go to choices.