By Lauren Katz
September 02, 2014
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Want to transform humdrum dinners into mealtime magic? It's easy! Hit the kitchen armed with these genius tips and simple recipes from our Every Day experts, and your friends and family will wonder if you went to cooking school on your lunch break!

Lesson 5: Be a Veggie Whisperer


There's no one right way to cook a vegetable. Use high heat and fast cooking for fresh, bright-tasting sides, or go low and slow for a richer, earthier flavor. Your dinners will be forever free of boring broccoli... or beans... or greens!

green bean broccoli and collard vegetable side dishes
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Depending on your schedule, try a fast or slow version of our favorite green veggies

For Fast Dinners

Curried Green Beans
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani
Broccoli Sauteed with Garlic & Capers
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani
Stir-Fried Asian Collards
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

When You Have More Time...

Butter-Poached Green Beans with Lemon & Thyme
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani
Roasted Broccoli with Shallots & Crushed Red Pepper
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani
Braised Collards with Bacon
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

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