Monday, August 13, 2012
Eat what you grow
I think I was intimidated because I thought I had to involve bacon in the whole collard greens experience, and I am on a diet that does not allow me to eat bacon. So, after a little research, I came up with a simple, and really yummy way to prepare them that my whole family really enjoyed. Plus, it is gluten free, sugar free, and vegan. Let me know if you try it!
SORT OF HEALTHY COLLARD GREENS
2 bunches of Collard Greens
1 Tb coconut oil
2 (or 3 or 4, depending on how much you like it) fresh garlic cloves, crushed
salt and pepper to taste
1.) Fill and large pot with water and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, remove the tough ribs from your greens and give them a rough chop. Place chopped greens in the boiling water and boil uncovered for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and strain.
2.) Dump the water out of the pot and return to medium heat. Melt the coconut oil in the pot and add the garlic, sauteeing for a minute or so until fragrant. Add the collards and sautee, stirring, until very slightly browned. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3.) Serve as a side dish, or stir into quinoa or mix with white beans and fresh tomatoes.