Turnip Greens

Turnip Greens

This is a public service announcement: Unemployment has NOT improved under the Trump administration. There was no such thing as a homeless person in the 1970’s. And turnips are not radishes. The tops of turnips, Turnip Greens are a nutritious part of the African Heritage Diet I grew up on. I’d serve this with Smothered Chicken and a Creamy Cushaw Squash.

The real unemployment rate is far higher than what is reported on the news for several reasons.

  1. The rate only includes people who are unemployed and reported looking for work in the last 4 weeks.
  2. Houseless people are not included in the rate.
  3. Illegally employed workers are not included.
  4. Underemployed or the working poor are not included.
  5. People denied unemployment are not included.
  6. People who have exhausted their unemployment benefits are not included.
  7. People who never apply for unemployment benefits are not included either.

Turnip Greens

  • 3 Bunches Organic Turnip Greens
  • 1 Clove Organic Garlic
  • Water
  • 1 Tbs. Organic Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 tsp. Seasoning Salt
  • 1 tsp. Vegetarian Beef Stock
  • 1 Dash Colgin Hickory or Mesquite Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Pinch Organic Sugar

Wash vegetables, chop greens and slice two to three turnips. Place into a sauce pan and add enough water just to cover. Add sliced garlic and seasonings. Turn stove to high bringing the pot to a boil. Turn heat to low and cook until turnips are soft, about 15 to 20 minutes – they do not require as much time as collards. Because turnip greens are sometimes bitter, many cooks add a pinch of sugar.

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