These keep very well, are a "superfood" combo and are a great side to meat and or eggs. They will charge you up
I use a 1 pound mix of collard, kale and mustard for the greens. I have been buying them prepared [www.cutncleangreens.com]
, but you can by them an process yourself. If prepared you will still need to pull out some stems.
I tried to come up with what "mother used to make" I remember her cuecumber and watermelon pickles-- they were sweet but delish
Its a very flexable recipe:
2 Cups of pure or Spring water
1/2 Cup of Cider vinegar (you can try regular or malt)
1 clove of garlic (diced) or 1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Turmeric (optional) but adds more nutrition
1 tsp of onion powder or use diced onion
1/2 tsp of Mustard powder (I prefer 2 Tbs of brown prepared Dejon mustard)
4 packets of Splenda or Steva (If Stevia I add 20 drops of Sweet 'n low) you may need to adjust this I have been LC for awhile and don't like TOO sweet!
1 tsp of Mortons "Lite Salt" regular or Sea Salt
1 tsp of cellery seed (maybe sub in some diced cellery?)
1-2 Dash(s) of Cayenne Pepper (optional) ads pep.
1 Dash of fresh ground Peppercorn Medley (McCormick) OR 1 tsp whole peppercorns.
Cut, destem and clean the greens. Boil liquid and spices in a LARGE pot with lid, mix well (Dejon will often clump a bit but no worries) add greens and stir just till wilted-- let mixture cool and pack into a 1 Quart Mason jar or plastic yogurt tub. Seal and let it pickle for a day or two in the fridge. I sometimes can't wait and this recipe is still excellent after just a few hours.
I know most pickled greens keep at leat a month in the fridge-- prehaps they keep much longer. Do not freeze?
This dish is a prefered side to "dal bhat" [rice and red lentils with Ghee] the food staple of the Sherpa in Tibet and Nepal. They make it different everyday for some variety. They eat Dal Bhat every meal of the day sometimes with a bit of lamb, raw garlic or HB eggs. They are some of the strongest people on Earth and can live at high altitude while working extremely hard every day of their lives often to an advance age.
The Original [Root] Recipe:
I often have this veggie side with breakfast (I often eat a big breakfast omelette at noon). I only need two meals a day now and maybe a protein snack at night before bed. My results have been good, and so is my heath even at 58 years young
Net Carbs 4 (9 - 5)