christine (pinkpunk3) wrote in vegancooking,
christine
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Collard Greens!!!

So i bought a big bag of fresh collard greens from HEB the other day, and i froze it. My mom used to make some awesome collard greens and i was trying hard to reproduce it (with success!!). Now, a lot of people get grossed out when i say that i like collard greens, but i really just think that they haven't had it prepared correctly.. or the tasty way, because collard greens soak up whatever flavor you put them in. Even my roomate Sarah(cherryxkissxx), was doubtful but enjoyed it!!!

Prepare about 2 cups of vegetable broth in a big pot over the stove, add a whole can of diced tomatoes (juice and everything). I used Diced tomatoes with garlic, because.. well, I love garlic. Then add as much collard greens as you can while still being covered with liquid. Then, i added more garlic, some basil and some salt and pepper. Be creative! Whatever seasonings/liquids/vegetables you like to add, add it! This is just the basis for any delicious collard green soup/stew.
Bring all of this to a boil, then reduce it to Low and let it simmer with the lid on (that's important, because if you leave the lid off all of the liquid will boil off) for an Hour and a Half.

Normally, my mom would serve this over rice.. but i didn't feel like cooking up some rice, and i wanted to add some more veggies to it. I diced up some potatoes and put them in there and let it simmer for about another 45 minutes.

Next time i want to try adding some fake meatballs or maybe some TVP. I recommend this to anyone who likes southern style food.
Let me know what creations you come up with, enjoy!
Tags: greens-collards
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