Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Simple Kale Saute

I've been on a no sugar, no carb diet. So I've been trying to find food I can make that tastes yummy - is healthy and easy peasy to make.

I like kale - so I thought... maybe a quick saute.

1 bunch of kale
1/2 bunch of spinach
10-15 thin spears of asparagus
1 cup of sliced crimini mushrooms
2-3 Tblsp garlic olive oil
1tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
salt and pepper for your own preference
1/2 a lemon

Wash the kale and de-stem them. Make slice the leaves in thirds horizontally.
Wash the spinach and make the same slices as the kale.

Break off the ends of the asparagus and wash. Slice them in thirds at an angle - because it's prettier.

Add 2-3 Tablespoons garlic olive oil to a wok (or whatever you like to saute in) over med-high heat. I sprinkle some freshly ground sea salt and black pepper - 'bout a 1/2 tsp each to start.

Toss in the mushrooms and saute until golden brown.
Add the asparagus. Saute another few minutes until tender.
Toss in the kale. Saute for 4 min or until it's wilted.
Last, add  in the spinach and saute until wilted.
Off the heat.
Squeeze in half a lemon's worth of juice.
Add more salt/pepper to your tongue's choice. heh

Toss - and enjoy!

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