Over the last couple of weeks social networks have been flooded with infographics about the impact of drinking coca cola and similar products
So of course somebody had to do a rather tongue in cheek alternative for drinkers of kale juice:
Sure I could have stayed in an AirBnB for some of the time and cooked my own meals, but I wasn’t travelling for pleasure and the schedule for a lot of the trip didn’t really give me much time to do anything – never mind shopping and cooking.
However I am definitely considering different options for some of my future trips in 2015.
Having said that, I’m now back at home most of the time until the New Year. I’ve got a few trips between now and the end of the year, but for the most part I’ll be able to cook for myself for the next two months.
So what have I been cooking since I got back?
Not by itself, however, but with other vegetables. I bought some kale in one of the German discount supermarkets last weekend (oddly they always seem to stock it while SuperValu, Dunnes and Tesco don’t) planning to do my kale with anchovies pasta at least once. However plans change and I ended up using kale as the vegetable to go with some meat a couple of evenings this week. While I do like kale it’s a little overpowering by itself, so I prepared it with some other vegetables:
It’s a bit dry so you probably will need to add a bit of water to the pan or you’ll get burnt and still raw vegetables. I sort of sauteed them all for a few minutes so the kale reduced a bit and the courgettes were cooked enough, but were still crunchy (soggy = bad)
Served with some meat from my local butcher that was nicely grilled on the George Foreman and a bit of French mustard (a l’ancienne style with the seeds is my personal preference).
End result? Damn tasty!
I also posted a vine of it cooking:
Kale is a wonderfully tasty addition to your cooking arsenal.
Unfortunately it can be quite awkward to get, so I haven’t been able to use it in my cooking for the last couple of months. Fortunately I’ve been able to get a supply in the last week both from local corner shop and from Tesco.
So this evening I had planned to do a pasta with anchovy dish. Of course, as luck would have it, I didn’t have any anchovies, so I had to rejig the recipe a bit.
The end result was incredibly tasty, so I’m sharing the recipe with you 🙂
I’m not 100% sure about the calorie count, so take it as a being a “guess”
Rinse and chop the kale.
You can make this recipe "low carb" by swapping out the normal pasta for a low carb alternative
James cooked a very tasty variation on this recipe the other evening. (He added some boiled sausage .. )
So I ended up with quite a bit of kale..
Kale is incredibly healthy and packed full of nutrients. Some people call it a “super food”, but it wasn’t something that I was that familiar with until recently. (Spot a trend? Yes – I’m learning about food!)
Last night I wanted to cook something using kale and as many vegetables as possible. I ended up doing a bit of an experiment with what I had in the kitchen:
Once the stock was added I just let it cook away for about another 20 to 30 minutes until the kale reduced down which led to this:
I’ve no idea what you’d call this, but it was very tasty 🙂
I’ve also got no idea about the calories etc., but it’s basically loads of vegetables with chicken breast, so it’s probably quite healthy..