For Collard Greens



Collard Greens. (image from Google)



We have to eat clean this year. This business of falling sick because of our dietary choices is not an option. In any case its cool to throw around the line “I eat clean and train dirty”…omuzungu yaleeta

Collard greens, popularly known as sukuma wiki to lovely East Africans is one of my favourite leafy vegetables and one of the most common vegetables sold in markets in and around Kampala. a bundle of about 8-10 large leaves will cost you 500/= which is about $0.14. Half of that is already too big a portion to serve that is if you are eating alone. I’d also advise that you buy what you can eat. In my opinion, vegetables don’t taste as good if they stay in the fridge too long. Unless of course the market is not easily accessible for you and it doesn’t make economical sense doing too many trips.

I paired this with 3 eggs. PS: Egg whites only

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Just a few tips to remember.

  1. Be organised: this is not going to take you 20 hours to prepare. Slice your collard greens to your preferred size, tomatoes and onions. While you chop your onions, pre heat the olive oil. Sauté the onions, tomatoes and greens in olive oil. This whole process shouldn’t take you more than 3 minutes. Vegetables are meant to be eaten while they’re crunchy with their full flavours.
  2. Washing your vegetables: Owaaye we aren’t there when the good people are spraying these things. Even if we were, you have seen our markets. wash your vegetables. For the greens, please place them under running tap water for a little bit. Do not soak them in water.
  3. An Al Green playlist is all you need while you’re at it.

This is very simple stuff people. Guys, you do not need to wait for wives for this.

Stay healthy. Stay Hydrated. Stay gold




7 thoughts on “For Collard Greens

  1. nevender says:

    Lol. When you said..”Guys, you do not need to wait for wives for this.” I shut up.

    Eno writing style nsufu. Thanks for the health tip. To eating better. And collard green socks. I didn’t know sukuma wiki was called collard greens.

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