Kale has always been my favorite green. I’ve loved it since I was a kid. Click here to read up on Kale, it’s full of nutrition, its health benefits are truly amazing, and its flavor is incredible!
I grew up eating Kale the way my mom cooked it which was boiled with potatoes, mixed with olive oil and salt. This was good, and I truly loved when we were served Kale. I didn’t really learn until later years that there are other ways of cooking Kale. Kale can be steamed, sautéed, and eaten raw.
Last night I wanted to finish up the last of the vegetables from last week’s farmers’ market since we had just went that morning to buy new and fresh veggies for the upcoming week. I had a bunch of Kale, some golden beet greens, carrots and onions left over. My mind went to work and my creative juices began to flow.
My son-in-law once cooked the best Kale I’ve ever had; it truly was amazing – the flavors went crazy in my mouth. But I must say, what I made last night may have surpassed Gerald’s kale…sorry G!
I cut up the rest of my leftover baby carrots, along with remaining I’itoi Onions and sautéed them in olive oil over medium heat. I added in the beet greens and continued to sauté for a few minutes. Meanwhile in a blender I mixed 1 can of whole tomatoes, 3 garlic cloves and one small onion. Then I added the kale to the sauté, added salt and some of my new lavender pepper – which I just LOVE. After a couple minutes, I poured the blended mixture on top, mixed well and then cooked for about another 10 minutes.
Let me just say, this may sound simple, but it tasted so good it could have won a ‘best cooked kale’ contest!
To go with, I made a ME-ganly delicious potato salad which consisted of boiled potatoes, vegenaise, Dijon mustard, salt, a dash of turmeric, bread and butter pickles, pickle juice, and onion. Again, simple, but out of this world!
Another sensational ME-gan meal that I wish we could have shared in the delight together!
I hope you too will be inspired to experiment with all these wonderful, nutritious and delicious foods in your kitchen.
ME-ganly delicious love,
I get asked quite often how I get my protein. It is quite simple, to name a few:
- soy products (such as tofu, tempeh – some tempeh has gluten in it so be careful)
Ok, but what about calcium?
- soymilk that is calcium fortified
- tofu which is made with calcium sulfate
- orange juice
- (my favorite)…dark-green leafy veggies such as collard, turnip, mustard, and bok choy
My mom practically raised us kids on beans, cornbread and greens! The big Italian dinners were reserved for Sundays, and special occasions. My mom had it right all those years ago! Beans, peas and greens have a high nutrient content and are DELICIOUS! Beans come in a wide variety too! They can be enjoyed in a vegetarian/vegan chili; a salad, hummus, or just plain ol’ beans cooked all day to a thick and flavorful consistency in a bowl for YOUR EATING PLEASURE!! Mm mm….I always make myself hungry!
I’m actually making a pot of beans now, that’s what got me on the subject! I love the aroma that fills the house while they are cooking! I have some gluten free vegan bread too, so I think when the beans are done, I will toast a few pieces and use it for DIPPING!! C’mon over! We have enough to share!
Living gluten free vegan is simply DE-LISH!!
Oh…and by the way…do you know what DAY today is? THAT’S RIGHT! Its day 43 of my 47 day challenge! In other words…5! YEP, just down to the last stretch now! I think when the challenge is over, Lee and I will start playing racquetball! My son and I used to play racquetball together! I miss those days!! I was pretty darn good at it then and I could even win every now and then! But let’s see, that was about 6 years ago! Not sure about now! LOL!! I DO want to get back into it! The cardio MUST continue! This challenge proved to me that hard work does pay off and that it must be part of our everyday regimen! It’s a LIFESTYLE baby!
Ciao for now! See you tomorrow!
P.S. – I slipped back in here to post a picture of my beans! They cooked up just the way I like them! Thick and tasty!!