Collards - A Witch's View

I find myself in a conundrum. I worry about people I see online as well as friends and family.  I see their food choices and think, you're killing yourself.  I have a cousin who has a morbidly obese spouse and children who are obese, yet I see shares of food that are just killing them.  Literally.

So what do you do?  In this day and age, we cannot tell a fat person they are hurting themselves without it being called body shaming.  I'm not sure what the right answer is.  On one hand I want to help them and on the other, I don't want to hurt their feelings or be called a bully.  So instead, I'll just share one of my favorite recipes for Collards with you.


I get my collards in bunches on the stalks.  Collards hold sand like you would not believe so you're going to want to wash them really well.

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Start by cutting the stalks off then ends and discard.


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 Use a paring knife to remove the stems from the center of the leaf.
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 I remove them like so.
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Next put them in a sink full of water and wash them really well.  The sand should sink to the bottom.
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 Collards are always better after they have been exposed to at least one frost.  To ensure that I can cut the bitterness from them I put them in a bag and poss them in the freezer for a couple of hours.

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 After the "frost" I take them and put them in a pot with the onion that I have diced and allowed to cook a bit with a little vegan butter.
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 I have tried a few different types of veggie broth, my two favorites are Emeril's (which I don't think is on the market any more) and Swanson.

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 Cook the collards on medium/low heat until they are tender.  You can test them by taking a bit out to taste them.

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 I then drain the collards a lot.  Mash the moisture out of them and then serve with a splash of apple cider vinegar.

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I hope you find this recipe helpful.  They were really yummy on this icy cold day we had today.  I took a few photos.


Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

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Renee Olson

Wife, Witch with the Metal Skills of a Dark Elf. I spend my time working with wire, weaving life and magic.

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