Soul Food Cooking with Collard Greens
I so love a big pot of collard greens any day. But on Sunday, it makes the weekend complete. Why? Because I have time to make it a complete meal with all my soul food favorites. Collard greens are a healthy vegetable packed with many nutrients and vitamins.
Growing up grandma would pick them out of her garden, but at the time we didn’t know they would be this good for us.
I started by shopping at the store to make certain I got a bunch that was nice, green and leafy.
It’s so important to pay attention to the leaf because as they get old, they start to turn yellow and at that point, the nutrients begin to fade. I then came home and cleaned them as it is highly recommended due to pesiticides and bugs that are typically found on vegetables grown from the ground.
After cleaning the greens and washing them in the sink, I pulled out a big stock pot.
I added my ingredients to flavor.
- 1 raw onion
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground mustard
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of Lawrys Seasoning Salt
- 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon of onion powder
- 1 jalapeno
Once the collards were seasoned, I put them on the stove for 30 minutes to cook. It’s important to stir them constantly to distribute the seasonings.
After the greens are done, I let it cool prior to serving. Then I add my condiments like a fresh tomato and I am ready to call it a meal.
Dinner is now complete. If you are desiring extra soul seasoning, you can add some chow chow. This is a southern classic.
and onions and I mean this quick healthy meal will make you wanna slap you momma. Lol! It’s really that good.
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