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Deanna's Collards
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Contributed by: Deanna ClarkAdded: Apr 25, 2008 at 05:27 PM


Scrumptious southern style collard greens with a tasty twist!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 1 bunch fresh collard greens
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
How to make it:
  1. Strip leaves from collards.
  2. After washing collard greens, pour 2 cups of water into a 1 quart saucepan.
  3. Add collard greens and bring to a boil over medium heat. Turn heat down to low, and simmer until tender. It is not necessary to cut up collards before cooking.
  4. When cooked down, cut the collard greens up with kitchen scissors in to bite size pieces.
  5. Season with olive oil, fresh lemon, and sugar to taste

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Collard Greens2 B B B B B B B B
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 07, 2009 at 08:34 PM By: Diana
    • Revised Jan 09, 2009 at 04:24 PM By: Drea