Vegan Southern-Style Collard Greens With Mushrooms

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

Classic Southern braised collards are simmered with smoked pork for a rich and meaty flavor. This vegan version re-creates all of the dish's most important qualities—a deep, rich, and savory pot likker (broth); meaty bits (in this case, mushrooms) studded throughout; and enough fat to give the collards an unctuous richness well beyond any normal pot of boiled greens. Don't discard those braising juices, either—sip, slurp, or sop them up.