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Kale & Bean Stew
I hope that those of you that need this info sure do find it helpful. Thee funny thing is, I sometimes think the kids find this blog more helpful than any of the readers. Since we’ve been blogging, I’ve come up with more ways to reinvent the wheel than I ever thought I would. It’s not to say that I wasn’t creative in the kitchen before the blog, but now, I feel like there’s even more people to feed! And of course, I mean that in the best way possible. I figure, if I can’t eat it, I sure hope someone else out there finds this yummy.
So, kale and beans? Think I’m crazy… don’t knock it until you’ve tried it 🙂 And don’t skimp on the kale. The cool thing about this dish is that it masks the kale. ANNNDDDD Kid Two is happy to report that it tastes like Sloppy Joe. He says that the texture of the beans tricks his brain into thinking it’s turkey, yet, he’s not “tired of the same old Sloppy Joe.” I was so excited to hear his stellar report. Kid Three (not to be left out) wants you all to know that it’s very warm and filling.
With this dish, I would say use it as a guide. Get bold with your flavors. Even try a cream sauce instead of a red. I’m sure I’ll be doing that at some point in the future. Enjoy!!
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Corn Free, Yeast Free, Peanut Free, Cane Sugar Free, Vegan, GAPs Compatible
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Quick, Easy, Healthy, Delicious Dinner
Kid Two LOVES cheesy kale. You see, a long time ago, I got fed up with bread. It’s silly now, looking back at it. I didn’t like how huge burger buns were, and when the kids would eat food, it seemed like they were taking on way more than what was needed. Honestly, half the bun would be the perfect size, then it wouldn’t over shadow the flavor of what’s inside. Enter kale. You know, the vegetable no child wants to eat. Well, I started serving the kids kale and sloppy joe. They hated it, but were willing to play along. Enter cheese. Suddenly, kale is everyone’s new best friend. I started to sauté kale in olive oil, and add cheese. Initially, there was A LOT of cheese in the mix. Have I mentioned the kids love cheese? Especially Kid Three. Needless to say they were totally OK with the fact that sloppy joe was served a top kale, as long as it was cheesy kale.
Well, the kids got to a point where they would eat kale on its own, again, as long as it was cheesy kale. It was no longer muted under the watchful eye of sloppy joe, but was unleashed as a side dish! I crack myself up. One evening, we had a little bit of this and that in the fridge, and Kid Two needed dinner. This came together so quickly, and he told me that it was so delicious.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Dino Kale, Organic Cooked Organic Short Grain Brown Rice, and Daiya Dairy Free Cheese. That’s all you’ll need to pull this together. I did this on medium heat (5/10). Enjoy 🙂