Saturday, November 21, 2009

i wail, you wail, we all wail for tasty kale!

okay, i'll agree the title doesn't have the same ring as "i scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" most vegans will agree that kale gets a bad rap. i've come across many a vegetarians and omnivores that won't eat it. but i've found a recipe that will make you fall in love with it.

kale is kind of like spinach. i used lacitano kale which looks all bumpy like a dinosaur. it is packed with vitamins and can be eaten raw, but i don't suggest doing that. most of the time i like sauteing mine in some olive oil and eatin' it with some tahini dressing, but shown above is an african inspired peanut stew with rutabagas and kale.

jewbacca's ground nut stew thangy:

you'll need:

a nice bunch of kale
a big ol' rutabaga
1/4 c. peanut butter--heaping! (any kind will do)
1 container imagine foods brand organic tomato soup
1/2 onion finely chopped
1/4 t. cardamon
1/4 t. cumin
1/4 t. cinnamon
1T samba oelek

salt or bragg's to taste
olive oil for cookin' onions and kale

peel and dice that rutabaga like a big ol' potato, then boil until tender and drain. set aside. while that rutabaga is boiling, wash your kale and finely chop. chop that onion while yer at it too. saute onion first in the olive oil, then add the kale until nice n' tender. add the p.b. and spices being careful to not burn--then set aside.

in a big saucepan, pour in tomato soup. add cooked rutabagas, and the kale/pb/spice mixture until well blended and warm. serve this over rice or by itself. adjust spices as needed. this stew is a real sinus clearer!

outside of cooking note: no the baby isn't here yet. each day my anxious/tired/lazy combo is reaching its thresh hold! sorry i haven't been posting more.


Anonymous said...

Haha, that title make me giggle! :) I have sworn off trying to like kale (except in smoothies, for some reason I LOVE it that way!) after trying to choke it down steamed and plain one time too many - gross! However, this stew sounds gooood, athough I'm totally biased towards recipes with lots of peanut butter! -Eve

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Bahahahaha! You are crazy, Jen! So funny. I'd totally wale for kale!

Sal said...

hehe! sounds good.

miss v said...

i love kale - but i've never had it dosed in peanut butter!

pixiepine said...

I Love kale so much! I just tried dehydrated kale chips for the first time- yum!

Brittany said...

Haha, yum! You know, I liked to slice steamed kale and eat it on cream of wheat. I know that sounds incredibly boring/not much fun at all, but it indeed it is fun.