collards

Things are heating up – Smokin’ hot black-eyed peas and collards

March 28, 2011
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In New Orleans, spring is definitely here. Do trees shed when warmer weather arrives? My front yard has been blanketed nearly every morning lately as the huge oak tree that towers over the yard appears to be shedding its old dry leaves like mad, even more so than usual. You’d think it was fall, but [...]

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Greens and grocery stores

March 17, 2011
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It’s St. Patrick’s Day – a fitting day to talk about greens. In the photo above are some collards, one of my favorites. As you have probably guessed by now, I love greens of just about any type, and I’ll take any excuse I can get to extol their benefits. If someone asked me what [...]

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Nutty stir-fry recipe with collards and tofu

February 7, 2011
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As my post last Thursday hinted, I’ve been on an Asian kick lately. Over the past week, I’ve cooked up plant-based takes on traditional Asian foods such as Mu Shu Veggies, Kung Pao Tempeh, and Teriyaki Tofu, courtesy of the 30-Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East. Needless to say, I’ve been burning through ingredients such as [...]

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Southern comfort: Grits, black-eyed peas, collards, and special squash

November 15, 2010
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I’m happy to be sharing this fall comfort meal with you. The hominess of the grits, the melt-in-your-mouth black-eyed peas and collards, and roasted squashy goodness combine to make me love this meal. I called them “grits” for fun, because that’s how they do it here in New Orleans where I live. However, since I’m [...]

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