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Homemade Mustard Greens

Updated on September 16, 2011

Mustard, collard and turnip greens goodness

Cooked old school style or using new school methods greens are delicious. This lens will include recipes that span across generations. My dad had a big garden back in the day. I recall telling him while he was working peacefully in his garden that I was engaged to be married. He just kept digging and digging; definitely a lot deeper then he intended. Needless to say some 20 years later I really do finally understand. Back to the greens, we've always had them as a side dish at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner and occasionally throughout the year for Sunday dinner. BTW, my 7 year old is an expert at cleaning and picking store bought greens! While doing research regarding what to include in this lens, I discovered that greens are a Superfood (yea I know I'm tardy for the party). I'm sure if we modify our recipe a bit we can realize more of the benefits of this Superfood. It makes more sense to me now why egg whites and greens combination are showing up on restaurant menus!

Smoothie Lee's collard and mustard greens recipe

Ingredients

3 gal.veg stock

1/2cup olive oil

2 tsp.garlic

1 bay leaf

3 onions diced

1 tsp.red chile pepper

1/4 cup balsamic vinger

4 bunches turnip green

3 bunches collar green

2 smoked turkey neck

Preparation

Sauté garlic and chopped onions over med heat

Add smoked turkey neck

Add bay leaf

Add red chile pepper

Sautee for ten minutes

Add veg stock and bring to boil

Add collard and turnup greents

Bring to boil than cook over medium high for 2 hours

Check for tenderness of the greens

Add sea salt to taste

How to cook greens - visual instruction

Mustard greens recipes - Defined - the peppery leaves of the mustard plant

Benefits: Mustard greens are packed with antioxidants that fight againsy the damaging effects of free radical, protect your lungs and heart, help keep your mind sharp, reduces the symptons of menopause and protect against rheumatoid arthritis

Collard greens recipes - Defined - kale that has smooth leaves

Benefits: Collard greeens are rich in phytonutrients that help your body to detoxify, fight against cancer, provide antioxidant protection, support your immune system, protect your heart and lungs, ease the symptoms of menopause and protect your mental function as you age

Turnip greens recipes - Defined - the edible leaves of the turnip plant

Turnip greens help provide relief from rheumatoid arthritis, promote colon health (including lowering the risk of colon cancer), fight against atherosclerosis, promote lung health and fight against declines in mental function

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      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      I love "Greens" - They are so fresh and healthy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great lens

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      TWOnline2 6 years ago

      good lens

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      Meloramus 7 years ago

      Very healthy! I'm inspired to try these recipes.

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      clspeaks 7 years ago

      @LaraineRoses: Yes it is a cute video with a twist of reality TV. So happy that you stopped by. Thanks!

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      Laraine Sims 7 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I just loved the video you chose on how to cook Collard Greens! A bit of a hippie myself!

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      clspeaks 7 years ago

      @GrowWear: That pretty deep; I can't even imagine that scenario. Thanks for visiting.

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      clspeaks 7 years ago

      @MerryChicky: I'm glad you find the lens useful. I'm hoping to get my brother to do a video recipe. Wish me luck!

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      If I had to give up all foods but one group, the group that stays would be vegetables. Mustard is my favorite!

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      MerryChicky 7 years ago

      Wow, what a great resource for videos on greens. I will definitely be back to watch more. :)