I bought collard greens for the first time in my life tonight and made this salad and it was AMAZING!!! And the best part was the the entire dish only cost $1.25 to make! I really thought that going vegan was going to break the bank, but I'm starting to beleive the things that I read in The Kind Diet. I'm going to try rice milk tomorrow morning and I'm trying to be optimistic (honestly, I was surprised to see they sold that in my small town grocery store). I've been drinking soy for a few weeks now, but I'm trying to get off soy, because of all the farting problems it causes me!
If dairy is bad and soy makes me gassy, then what else can I substitute for "meat"? Any suggestions would be great!
Try seitan as a meat substitute, it's a vital wheat gluten, usually sold by the tempeh, tofu, etc. You can also find recipes to make your on on the web and save lots of $$ that way. I have found it pricey if I buy it instead of making it myself. I'm not a huge tofu lover, so I have used seitan instead in many dishes.
I have yet to find tempeh or seitan in my grocery store, so far only 4 different types of tofu. I'm probably going to have to bite the bullet and make the 30 min. drive to the nearest Whole Foods to get some. I will definitely try to find some recipes online to make it, cause I"m all about saving some money! Thanks!!
how long do you guys cook the collards.. i made this dish and than my husband complained it was bitter and should be cooked longer. He than cooked it longer and added a little agave.. It was much better than mine was. Are they supposed to taste a little bitter?
This recipe is really wonderful. I had never bought or eaten collard greens before attempting this recipe. Such a delicious and healthy side dish! Also affordable and the ingredients are easy to find (I live overseas so typical food I'd find back home in American grocery stores are very challenging to find). My husband also really liked this dish. The roasted pine nuts were amazing (again, my first time eating this), they roast up and get really toasted which adds such an amazing flavor to this dish! I have since tried this recipe with fresh spinach... just as good.
I adore the recipe too, I use sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts for the price. Dee was it the collards or the vinegar that gave him the bitter taste? I think the raisins are added to balance that so maybe try more of them. Jen G, I use more nuts and seeds to replace for protein, almond milk since I like the flavor and price best and try transitioning to the soy slower, I had to adjust my GI tract gradually to avoid on the disturbance. Good luck!
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