Zippy Yams and Collards


Special Thanks to PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) for letting me share this recipe  with you that I’ve been absolutely Zippy crazy for since I made it the first time! This has become a weekly dish that I make at my house! (Makes 4 servings)



  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced (I’ve used a medium onion)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced (I like more!)
  • 1/4 cup water or vegetable broth
  • 2 yams or sweet potatoes, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 bunch collard greens (~1/2 pound), rinsed and stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thai chili paste (make sure there is no fish in the paste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teasooon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Start by chopping the onion and garlic cloves.

IMG_0249Chopped Onion & Garlic

Place chopped onion and garlic into the skillet/wok over medium heat and saute until fragrant.


Add yams or sweet potatoes and water/vegetable broth. (I usually just cook it all in vegetable broth).

IMG_0259Sweet potatoes added

Place cover on and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in collards and cover. Keep temperature on medium for 3-4 minutes. Reduce temperature to low.


Add vegetarian Worcestershire sauce and chili paste.

IMG_0264Annie’s Organic Worcestershire sauce & Thai chili paste

Simmer until the collards are soft and the yams or sweet potatoes are soft when pierced with a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze lemon over the mixture and serve. Voila! It’s that easy – this dish takes about 15 minutes to make.

IMG_0266Zippy Yams & Collards

Mmm, tasty! Enjoy!

Health & Happiness!

~Urban Vegan Chic

About urbanveganchic

I'm an urban chic woman, who is passionate about educating others about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based vegan diet, cancer prevention & survival, as well as art & life. I love adventures and travel. As an artist and a teacher, I care deeply about healthy living, being a conscious steward of our planet, and being kind & respectful towards animals. Learning about a vegan plant-based diet has been like discovering a new country and falling in love with it, so if I sound like I'm enamored you now know why! As a world traveler, I truly wish I had discovered this beautiful new country twenty years ago! Better late than never, as they say, cause there's no going back now! Born and raised in Scandinavia. Proud owner of a tripod cat & a foxy little pup. Speak four languages...some better than others. Working on the fifth one. We are all either part of the problem or the solution! Health & Happiness to you! ~UrbanVeganChic

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