Pregnant Greens


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Preparation time
10 mins

Cooking time
10 mins


In my culture, women eat these leafy veggies during their pregnancy to welcome luck and ensure an easy delivery. We call them “pregnant greens” for this reason. I cook them in a variety of ways. This method is soup-based and very easy.

[Editor's Note: This recipe is from the Mienh tribe of Southeast Asia and part of our Lost Recipes Collection.]

Pregnant Greens, 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings


  • Approximately 1 to 5 ratio of meat to veggies: 1 cup chicken or pork, 5 cups pregnant greens
  • 4-5 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, to taste


1.  In a pot, bring water to boil. Add pork. When pork is cooked, add pregnant greens and stir until wilted and cooked thoroughly.

2.  Add salt and black pepper to taste.

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