Wednesday, January 26, 2011

...all about kale... intimidating vibrant, green leafy vegetable...i already have a great torrid love affair with spinach...brussel sprouts?... not so much...but kale?...I just don't know if this lonely heart can do it...but I decided to go for it...I have been hearing all about the virtues of kale & for a girl who has her heart tattooed on her sleeve, I was going to go all out...I combined it with a few of my favorite basic ingredients there was no way it could be my first experience with kale is as follows:
generous&copious amounts of extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
4 sweet potatoes, cubed
2 small white onions, chopped
2 cups portobello mushrooms, chopped
6 cups of kale
sea salt & ground black pepper to season
...sautee the garlic & onions until translucent, add sweet potatoes & cover...stir furiously or just stir...
once the sweet potatoes have softened, add the mushrooms & kale & cover again...
...let simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes...,love,love...this simple dish was delightfully awesome...I shared it with my roommate jenny, & upstairs neighbor octavia...we were so enamored we did a repeat, preparing it a second night in a row...