So, want to impress that special woman, cousin, best friend, neighbor, etc this Mother’s Day?
Cook a pot of collard greens with FLAVOR.
Collard greens can be made into a hearty or lite snack, depending on the ingredients that are added into them while they are in the cooking process.
Collard greens are a type of wild cabbage that has origins are in the Eastern Mediterranean (think Tunisia, Yemen and Cyprus).
Collards are dark green and leafy and loaded with nutrients (ex: Vitamin B-12, calcium, iron, magnesium, choline and Vitamin A). They are also low in calories (without any additional ingredients, a cup of chopped collard greens is less than 15 calories)!
Another tidbit is that cruciferous vegetables, which collard greens are, provide cancer-fighting benefits.
To prepare collards you want to first…
After removing any debris from your collard greens and preparing them for cooking, you will want to fill a clean pot with your clean collards and clean, alkaline water.
You can add flavor to your collard greens with simple, inexpensive, yet yummy ingredients.
I first use a little apple cider vinegar to help tenderize the collard green leaves and to add flavor.
I used a seasoning called Flavor God, which works wonders with no additional calories.
Of course, I used a tablespoon of ghee.
Now I could have added a piece of cooked bacon or smoked turkey to the mix for more flavor, but I didn’t THIS time.
You can either cook your collard greens in a stock pot for about two hours or you can opt for the slow cooker option, which can take 4 – 6 hours, depending on your life schedule.