About Angelle Conant

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Sauteed Collard Greens with Beans and Onions

This is a great, complete meal as it has 2 vegetables and a protein – plus it’s delicious, quick and easy which is important for a woman who is very pregnant!

Servings: 1-2

Ingredients

  • bunch of collard greens, washed, dried and ripped up (remove the big stems)
  • about 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 2-3 T olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • liquid smoke to taste
  • 1/2 can black beans (or you can use black eyed peas)

Directions

  1. Pour olive oil in pan and bring to medium heat
  2. Add onions and cook until soft
  3. Add minced garlic and let it cook until its aroma fills your kitchen
  4. Add collard greens, salt and a little pepper – sautee until bright green
  5. Add just a little bit of water (about 1/4 cup) to the pan and let the collard greens soften to your liking
  6. Add the black beans and cook for an additional 3 minutes until the black beans are warmed through
  7. Add salt, pepper, and liquid smoke to taste (about 10 drops of liquid smoke should do it; more or less depending on your preferences)
  8. Enjoy!

Daily Reminders

I came across an article the other day about the book, Top Five Regrets of the DyingAnd then I read a blog post about a woman’s conversation with her fearless friend that was also inspiring.

From the articles, I absorbed a few gems of wisdom and felt I needed to write them down in action-type bullet points above my desk as a daily reminder. Hopefully, they help to remind you of what is most important as well.

  1. Be true to yourself.
  2. Have fun; don’t work so hard.
  3. Express yourself (feelings, opinions, etc)
  4. Maintain golden friendships.
  5. Let yourself be happy.
  6. Be fearless.
  7. Life is so very beautiful; see it and appreciate it.

Sauteed Mustard Greens and Sweet Potato Recipe

I served this recipe with Amy’s Vegetarian Chili over quinoa and brown rice. Yum!

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • Washed and chopped mustard greens
  • 2 T olive oil
  • sweet potato
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  1. Put sweet potato in microwave under damp paper towel for five minutes (original directions here).
  2. While that cooks, heat olive oil to medium heat in saucepan.
  3. Add minced garlic and let it cook until aroma fills your kitchen.
  4. Add mustard greens, salt and a little pepper and sautee until bright green.
  5. After 5 minutes in microwave, turn over sweet potato and cook for another 5 minutes under damp paper towel.
  6. After mustard greens are nicely sauteed, add water and cover until mustard greens are cooked to your liking. If they cook before all the water evaporates you can either remove the lid and let the water evaporate more quickly or use the lid to hold the mustard greens in the pan as you carefully pour the water out and into the sink.
  7. Once the potato is read, peel the skin and chop up into cubes. Be careful, the potato will be hot!
  8. Add sweet potato cubes to your saucepan and enjoy!
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