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03-08-2011, 06:27 PM
I have an insane amount of greens!! My grandparents grew a garden and I guess it did really well so they just brought me a HUGE bag of turnips and a Huge bag of collards. What to do?
I am thinking I will wash the greens and put them in freezer bags and freeze them to use in green smoothies? Do turnips greens and collards work in green smoothies?
Also any ideas on how to use the turnip roots? I tried juicing some once with grapefruit, apple and kale....it was terrible I mean horrible. It tasted like vomit! No joke. So is there any thing you can use them for in a raw diet. Otherwise, my chickens will be feasting on them :)
03-08-2011, 06:37 PM
You are blessed! Collards are great in smoothies so you can do that. I would also make marinated collards. I've never tried the turnip greens, but I would presume to be able to marinate them as well. I don't know how'd they taste in a smoothie.
I've never done this, but I try dehydrating the turnip roots. Slice 'em thin, soak them in a little olive oil, lemon juice and salt and dehydrate them to make chips. I bet they would be good!
Raw Angel Mom
03-09-2011, 09:57 AM
You can juice, you can do smoothie. It takes a huge amount to do.
You can also make a nice salad.
Raw Angel Mom
03-09-2011, 09:58 AM
Turnip will work for smoothie but it will be spicy i think.
With the turnip root, you can shred them and make a salad with a white nut sauce.
03-09-2011, 10:20 AM
When I was little I would eat raw turnip on my way home from school and loved them. No reason why it is confined to the young. (although my teeth would not handle it now).
In Alissa's first book she has a recipe for ravioli using raw turnip.
03-09-2011, 06:30 PM
Here is a recipe for collard greens that I do quite often ... a friend gave it to me so I'm not sure what book it came out of, or if she made it up. You wouldn't necessarily have to add the kale and chard.
1 bunch collard greens
1 bunch kale or swiss chard
Wash the greens and cut out the rib going almost all the way down the middle of the leaf (save for juicing).
Lay the greens one on top of the other and then fold in half, and roll the whole bunch into a right roll. (You’ll probably have to do this twice to use all the greens.). Starting at one end of the roll, cut into very thin slivers. Put the slivers into a large bowl and set aside.
2 Tbl flaxseed oil (or olive oil)
¼ lemon, juiced
3 Tbl apple cider vinegar
1 ½ Tbl raw honey (I use agave or date syrup)
1 – 2 garlic cloves, pressed (I puree them in the marinade)
1 tsp. ground cumin
½ scant tsp Celtic sea salt
In a small bowl, mix the marinade and blend well into a dressing. (I mix in a magic bullet or blender)
Toss the greens with the dressing until they are well coated. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator overnight. They could also be served just freshly prepared, but you may need time to get used to the flavor.
Serves 2-4. Keeps for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
03-09-2011, 06:41 PM
Thanks everyone for the great ideas!!
Raw Angel Mom, how do you make a white nut sauce, it sounds really good.
I can't imagine eating a raw turnip, but who knows with how much my taste has changed since being raw. I'll have to give it a try.
Raw Angel Mom
03-10-2011, 10:49 AM
You can use any nuts, any liquid and any flavor.
Here is a good combination.
1 cup of macadamian nut
Juice of half of a lemon
pinch of himalyan salt
Teragon maybe 1 tea spoon (or any fresh herb such dill or basil)
A drop of honey or raw agave (optional)
Enough water to blend (usually add about half water)
You can add one green onion.
Blend well and enjoy!
03-11-2011, 07:49 AM
How about collard chips!
I use the kale chips recipe and substitute the kale with collard greens.
03-11-2011, 08:45 PM
Raw Angel Mom, thanks for the recipe. I can't wait to try it.
Jeannie What a great idea, I didn't think of that. I am going to have to try that. I froze what they gave me, but they are always trying to give me more. I just am reluctant to take more because I hate wasting food, but I will have to go by there and get a couple of collard leaves to try making chips with. I bet they will be really good.
Do you have a recipe for kale chips that you like a lot? I tried one once that turned out well, but it called for cashews and I'm all out.
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