Northern Michigan Recipes: Features Kristin Celeste of The Intentional Minimalist with a recipe for Collard Greens and Pear Slaw. This wonderfully nutritious and tasty raw winter slaw will satisfy your need for local greens, while the health benefits of raw collard greens, cilantro and green cabbage will beat those winter blues with a healthy dose of vitamins A-B-C, calcium, fiber, folates and iron.

This recipe features local produce from 9 Bean Rows Farm, Birch Point Farm, Providence Farms, Amon Orchard and locally produced products from Food for Thought and Black Star Farms.


Local verjus Homemade cilantro lime jalapeno infused olive oil (recipe link)
Local wild star thistle honey
Local chipotle hot sauce
Sea salt
Smoked paprika
Farm fresh local green cabbage
Farm fresh local collard greens
Farm fresh local onion
Farm fresh local pear Farm fresh local cilantro


In a glass jar, stir in four tablespoons verjus, two tablespoons cilantro lime jalapeno infused olive oil, one tablespoon honey, one half teaspoon hot sauce, one quarter teaspoon sea salt and one quarter teaspoon smoked paprika.

Chop three cups green cabbage and add to a glass mixing bowl. Remove stems, chiffonade two cups collard greens and add to the mixing bowl. Slice one half cup onion, separate into rings and and add to the mixing bowl. Slice one cup pear into matchsticks and add to the mixing bowl. Remove one half cup cilantro leaves from stem and add to the mixing bowl.

Stir slaw well with dressing and let rest for fifteen minutes before serving for flavors to blend.

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