Monday, February 20, 2012

Guest Post: Food I Love//Brittany

During the month of February you'll see some guests on Nova Granola talking about a food they love.

Guest: Brittany (I met Brittany through the world wide web but we have some mutual friends and both attended college at BYU-I. Her blog is a site to behold. She does amazing charcoal portraits and is a professional photographer. I love her posts and her hair. I feel lucky to have her here sharing a food she loves.)

When my body is craving something healthy, yet tasty I always turn to collard wraps and sweet potato fries!
This meal allows you to be creative and can easily work for vegetarian diets!

Preparation for the Collard greens:
1. Rinse off the greens and then soak them in warm water with a dash of white vinegar for 10 minutes.
(This helps them to be more 'foldable' when it comes time to wrap!)
2. Once they are done soaking, dry them off, and trim down the stem as shown in the top left photo.
I like a good crunch but sometimes the stems could be overly hard and not appetizing.

collards 1

Now that the Collard greens are prepared, we are ready to fill:
1. Lay out 2 Collard leaves overlapping them.
2. First spread down your "glue", roasted garlic hummus in my case.
3. Top with your favorite veggies! I used cucumbers, carrots, red bell pepper, turkey, and sprouts.
4. Finally it's time to wrap! Wrap it like a burrito, take in the sides and roll.
5. Cut in half and enjoy!

collards 2
Now for the yummy fries...

Sweet Potato Fries

2 large unpeeled sweet potatoes
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. cumin
dash coriander
1/4 tsp. pepper
Kosher salt

1. Heat oven to 425° and put the cookie sheet in the oven to get hot, giving them that extra crisp.
2. Wash the potatoes and cut them into 1/4" slices.
3. Coat potato slices with spice mixture and place on greased pan.
4. Sprinkle with Kosher salt.
5. Bake for 15 minutes and turn them over for a remaining 10 minutes, then enjoy!

I also just learned that adding an egg white to your potatoes before you cook them makes them
extra crispy... I haven't tried it out yet but will definitely give it a try next time.

>Thanks Brittany! I can't wait to give these a try! I've never done collard wraps before and they look easy and fresh. Beautiful.


  1. pretty! yummy! i want to try this and take pictures like this.

  2. Those photos really make me want to make these.
    They look SO yummy!