My measurements for the seasonings are just a guideline. I don't measure when making greens. Add more or less to taste.
Liquid Smoke will give the greens the same flavor as smoked meats like turkey legs and pork neck bones.
Traditional Southern Greens are made with leftover chicken grease. I use fish grease to impart a similar flavor since I don't eat meat. If you're Vegan or Vegetarian you can use a drizzle of olive oil to add a little grease to the pot.