At age 7, while playing marbles, Buri Meller says he saw a large, stainless steel bowl of Southern-Style Greens hovering in the sky like a space ship. From it radiated a human form of cosmic intelligence. Meller claims the encounter “conditioned” him — charging him with psychic powers to further the evolution of humankind and prepare earthlings for contact with galactic neighbors.
2 lb. kale, thick stalks and stems discarded
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, peeled, quartered
2 garlic cloves, peeled, sliced in half
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 cups water
rice wine vinegar (optional)
hot sauce (optional)
Wash kale in 3 batches of water and tear into bite size pieces. Drain in large colander. Pre-heat large pot (2-5 minutes). Pour in olive oil. Add onion, garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Stir for 3 minutes. Add kale in batches. Stir until kale is completely wilted. Add water. Cover and let simmer for 30 to 40 minutes until tender. Adjust seasonings to taste. Add a splash of rice wine vinegar and/or hot sauce (optional). Serve.