Oscar Grant Greens

An edible homage from the Eco-Soul Kitchen.

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Sara Remington

In response to some of the worst economic times since the Great Depression, I’m excited to launch my “grow. cook. grub.” series. With unemployment climbing, diet-related illnesses increasing and health-care costs skyrocketing, more and more people are looking to feed themselves healthfully, simply and cheaply. Using my family and community as an example, I will show readers how easy it is to cook health-promoting, delicious and inexpensive meals all year using food from my home garden, CSA and local farmer’s markets.

Oscar Grant Greens

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Soundtrack: “30 Cops or More” by KRS-ONE from Edutainment and “Black and Blue” by Brand Nubian from In God We Trust

Dedicated to Oscar Grant III, Adolph Grimes III, Sean Bell and countless others.

Simple Stock

Yield: about 1 1/2 quart

Soundtrack: “Home” by The Modern Jazz Quartet from Blues At Carnegie Hall

This stock is all-purpose and can be used whenever a vegetable stock is called for. In addition to the suggested ingredients below, you can add the tough stems and trimmings from leafy greens and other vegetables.

2 large onions, quartered (include skin)

1 large carrot, thinly sliced