Collard Greens, Spinach and OnionsCollard Greens, Spinach and Onions
From Vegan - Vegetarian Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Collard Greens, Spinach and Onions
1 lb. Collard Greens, fresh or frozen
1 lb. Spinach, fresh or frozen
1 Onion, medium size
1 Lemon (optional)

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Collard greens, spinach and onions is a delightful vegan recipe that will make 2-4 servings as a main dish or twice and many servings as a side dish. If you are using fresh greens, preparation time is about 20 minutes, but if you are using frozen greens the preparation time in only about 5-10 minutes, and cooking time is about 30 minutes. Leftovers can be stored in the covered baking dish, or in another covered container in the refrigerator for a few days.

We usually make this recipe in our microwave oven in a covered baking dish. It is also quicker to prepare if you use frozen collards and spinach.

If you use fresh collard greens and spinach, wash and clean thoroughly and chip in a food processor, and place in the baking dish.  If you are using frozen collard greens and spinach, place the contents of the packages in the baking dish.

Peel and dice the onions, and place them on top of the greens in the baking dish, cover, and cook on "high" in the microwave oven until the onions become semi translucent, mix well, and continue cooking with occasional mixing until the contents are hot and the greens are tender.

Serve with lemon wedges, if desired, and enjoy!

We usually make larger batches and save the leftovers for another meal, or we can add some to our green smoothies in the morning.

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!