Saturday, February 6, 2010

saturday recipe

A bowl of health:) Yep, this is what we are supposed to be eating and lots of it:) Greens! Greens! Good for your heart, the more you eat, the more you.........part ways with bad eating habits:) I know what you were thinking:) This is kale. I got it in my veggie box this week and a friend of mine recommended the recipe. Thanks Cathy! I loved it.

Bedazzled Kale

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, diced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons white sugar
1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
1/1/2 cups of low sodium chicken broth ( or a bullion cube and water)
4 cups of stemmed , torn and rinsed kale
1/4 cup dried cranberries (I used craisins, cherry flavour)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped almonds ( I had some smoked salty ones)

Directions: Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Toss in onion and garlic, and cook until the onion is translucent, about five minutes.Stir in the mustard,sugar, vinegar and chicken stock and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the kale, cover and cook 5 minutes until wilted.

Stir in the cranberries and almonds and continue boiling with the lid off until the liquid has reduced by about half and the cranberries have softened, about fifteen minutes. Taste, and season with salt and pepper. ( You are actually supposed to sprinkle with the almonds before serving but I popped them in with the cranberries and they were yummy)

Finished product and it is really tasty.


Suzie Ridler said...

Now that is a bowlful of tasty goodness if I ever saw one! I will have to try it and I think using Craisins is genius, honestly. And OMG, when is it going to get warmer? How can I go out and buy these ingredients in this cold?!

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

That looks so good! And so healthy! You have given me ideas! I am off to the grocery store today, so I am thrilled I stopped off here first! Thanks!

Karen said...

My, what terrific pictures.. makes me want to jump up and go make it right now!! I do feel better when I eat a lot of green! YUM

Loth said...

That looks fabulous. More often than not these days, I end up hungry after reading your blog!

joana soares said...

Looks very tasty... Its a pity that I can`t find cramberries easily arround here! :(

Diana said...

Yum, I love Kale. thanks for the great recipe. I can't wait to try it.