Paleo Hot Greens with Bacon Dressing

29 10 2009

Mmmmm….bacon. This will make any guy eat his greens!


1/4 cup olive oil or bacon grease

2 tbs lemon juice

2 tbs whole-grain mustard

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp fresh-ground black pepper

1/2 tsp pepper

3 cloves garlic, crushed

About 3 large heads kale (or collard greens), washed, dried, and cut horizontally into 3/4-inch strips

1 lb thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch strips

How to assemble:

  1. Cook bacon pieces until browned.  Set aside bacon pieces.  Pour off most of the oil. 
  2. Add garlic clove and the greens and sauté until tender–5 to 6 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine 3 tablespoons olive oil (or bacon grease), lemon juice, mustard, salt, pepper, and whisk to combine.    Put greens over dressing and toss to combine.
  4. Sprinkle with bacon pieces, and serve immediately.



Collard Greens

15 10 2009

Collard greens have more calcium than milk and are really tasty to boot!


head of collard greens

2 pieces Canadian bacon



Cut greens along the stem to take out the tough spine from the center.   Toss away spines and cut greens into thirds.  Wash under water and set aside.


Dice up a couple of pieces of Canadian bacon.   Heat up a pot over medium high heat.  Toss in bacon and brown.  Fill pot halfway with water.  Add greens.  Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes or until greens are soft.  Pull greens out with tongs and serve.