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Fit Mommy’s Collards

November 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The last few months, my diet has changed significantly. My neighbors knew me to be the pasta queen. I would regularly serve up huge portions of pasta dishes- enough to feed at least three families. Although, I still enjoy pasta, I am not cooking it. Our dinners now are about the protein and the vegetables. Six months ago, there is NO WAY that I would have been eating collards! Below is a recipe that has been incredibly popular among my friends, although, I have yet to win my husband over on the collards!

1 large bundle of Collard Greens

Olive Oil


1/4 Pancetta

2-3 Tablespoons of Soyaki Sauce

Wash collards and cut leaves off the stem and chop. Heat olive oil in skillet with garlic and pancetta. Cook until the pancetta is a little crispy. Add the collards and continue turning over and over in skillet until they are bright green and slightly wilted. Add a small amount of Soyaki Sauce and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Serve immediately and enjoy!

Here is another recipe from Culinary Competitor that looks equally tasty.

  • 1 bunch collards, stems trimmed
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup dates (about eight), pitted and sliced
  • 1/3 Cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 1/2 Cups water
  • 1 TBL olive oil
  • salt and pepper

To start, toast the walnuts, being careful not to burn. Meanwhile, heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet. Sauté the sliced cloves of garlic for about four minutes, until beginning to turn golden. Remove from heat. In a separate sauté pan, bring one and a half cups water to a soft boil. Add in the collards and stir until partially submerge. Cook for about four minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and strain the greens. Return greens to the skillet, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Mix in the toasted walnuts, sautéed garlic, and dates. Stir to combine.

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  • 1 bobbi // Nov 28, 2008 at 4:25 am

    ok I need to get some Kale and collerds and just make them already!!! Happy Thanksgiving Rachel!

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