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Cabbage Patch

Cabbage and Bacon
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I love stinky cheeses and stinky greens so when I saw cabbage was an option I thought it would pair well with my chicken.  The bacon I used doesn’t contain nitrates or any other preservatives.

Ingredients:
1 head of cabbage
1 onion
2 strips of organic/chem free bacon
1-2 cloves of minced garlic
Organic Chicken broth (use to keep it moist)
Black Pepper

Directions:
Cook your bacon in a medium heated pot until crispy. Remove but leave the fat at the bottom and add your onions until translucent and then add your garlic and thinly shredded cabbage. Add some chicken stock and let it cook down until tender. Before serving crumble your bacon bits on top.

Note if you are not into bacon you can skip that step and simply replace it with Coconut oil.
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Mean Greens: Collards & Kale

Collards & Kale

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Love my greens earnestly vs Kale "preaching."
Love my greens earnestly vs Kale “preaching.”

Ingredients:
1 Bushel of Collard Greens (spine removed)
1 Bushel of Purple Kale (spine removed)
1 Bushel of Green Kale (spine removed)
4 Strips of Peppered Bacon
3 Carrots
1 Onion (White, yellow or Red)
3 garlic cloves
2 tbs White Vinegar
3 cups of Chicken Stock (use enough to keep it moist – add when needed)
4 shots of Tabasco or a few pinches of cayenne pepper

Directions:
1. Remove the spines from the greens and curl them up like a cigar. Cut thinly into ribbons.
2. Heat a large pot on medium heat.
3. Slice and dice onion, carrot, garlic and bacon and add to hot pan (until softened)
4. Add greens (spine removed, rolled and sliced into ribbons) Don’t worry it will look like you have too much but it will wilt down a lot.
5. Add two cups of chicken stock and cover pot for 30-40mins.
6. After 30/40 mins I then add my vinegar and heat(Tabasco)
Mine cook about an hour but I keep my eye on the moisture level and add chicken stock as needed. Beer might be a good option after the first two cups of chicken stock. Also adding in ChowChow or a relish is nice at the end.
Salt & Pepper & Spice accordingly

Ingredients
Ingredients
First into the Pot
First into the Pot
Greens in the pot
Greens in the pot