Vegan With Soul: Braised Collard Greens & Creamy Jalapeno Grits

Posted By ,January 9, 2018

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Annnnnnnnd another one! If you’re looking for a vegan recipe that even your grandmother would love, this is it! Chef Darius Cooks allowed these collard greens cook for a few hours until they were fork tender. And he braised them in a garlic vegetable broth with tons of smoked paprika– it IS THE way to go!


3 bunches of collard greens, cleaned
4 quarts of water
2 vegetable bouillon cubes
1 teaspoon of Kosher salt (if necessary)
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
About 10 cloves of garlic
4-6 cups of chopped fresh cabbage
1/2 cup of olive oil


Add the water to a pot and bring it to a boil. I added EVERYTHING into a pot except the oil and cabbage. I let it cook until the greens were tender. Then, I added in the cabbage and olive oil and cooked the greens until the cabbage was softened. That’s it!

Listen – I don’t even want to give you a recipe for the creamy jalapeno grits – because you don’t even need one. Instead, I’ll give you a process. It’s easy! First, bring some water to a boil and add in a vegetable bouillon cube. Instant vegetable broth! Then, add in…