My friends love the ham hock collards I make and there's two recipes close my version (Recipe #221708 and Recipe #41320), but I always feel bad leaving out my vegetarian and vegan friends. This is what the vegan version I came up with for them and for myself when I was vegetarian. It still has a lot of the body the meaty version has, but less fat, and no pork. I brought this to a party recently and some people liked this more than my ham hock ones! Other types of greens can be substituted such as turnip or mustard greens. The prep time is for prepared collards (already chopped, stemmed and washed). In my grocery store I've found that the prepared ones are cheaper than the bunches of collards if you consider the yield after the stems are removed. Also it's a lot less trouble. If you need to prepare them yourself just take the hard rib out, up most of the back of the leaf, chop into pieces and then wash for a few minutes in cold water and drain.