Collard Greens and a Challenge Vlog

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Lately I’ve been craving savory and salty foods a lot more than usual—probably just as much as I crave sweets, if not more than that.  Growing up I used to be all about salty and spicy food, and if a particular dish didn’t match up to those two qualifications, I would just go ahead and add soy sauce, salt, or spicy pepper paste. IMG_0001

Today I bring you a quick savory dish that contains a powerhouse of nutrients.  Collard greens provide a chock full of vitamins, calcium, iron, folate, fiber, and phyto-nutrients, which are known to aid in the process of cancer prevention.  Now, let’s put nutrients aside and talk a little bit about the taste…With the hearty and deliciously earthy taste of these greens, one can come up with hundreds of recipe variations with this leafy ingredient in a pinch.  Then voila!  You’ve got yourself a great stir fry!  Smile

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Creamy Collard Greens Stir Fry

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 leaves of collard greens, chopped with stem off
  • half block of firm tofu, cubed
  • 1/2 C already cooked rice (I used brown)
  • 1/4-1/3C canned coconut milk
  • 1 TBSP soy sauce (or Tamari)
  • 1 TBSP sesame oil
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 of a bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Directions

  1. Warm up a skillet or wok on medium heat.  Pour the sesame oil and start to sautee the collard greens.
  2. Once it’s wilted a bit, add the soy sauce, coconut milk, bell pepper, garlic powder, and tofu.  Cook for approximately 5 minutes.  Add the coconut milk and green onion; then stir and cook for another minute.
  3. Now add the cold rice and stir fry for another 3 minutes or so.  Transfer to a plate and garnish with extra green onion!

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The leftovers are great for lunch or when you’re on the run.

And now…I have a video up that shows you one of my latest favorite exercises.  I hope you enjoy these if you decide to give them a try!  Remember, sometimes the easiest looking routines can be the deadliest, so beware. Open-mouthed smile

Have you been craving sweet or savory?

What ingredients are “scary” to cook with in your opinion?

-I’ve had collard greens before, but I wasn’t always confident on incorporating them in my dishes.

What’s your favorite exercise for core strength?

Love,

Ellie <33