Friday, August 17, 2012

Braised Ginger and Garlic Kale with Leeks

A different look on a heart healthy
meal.  Just eat real food! 
 A couple of nights ago I had the most delicious kale!  It was cooked perfectly so the bitterness was faint, then layered with fresh leek, ginger, parsley and spices. In our house, I'm the greens fanatic.  I love, love, love greens!  Tanner eats them but wouldn't prefer it. :-)  So I ended up having a quiet night at home when he was working a double shift one night.   I savored the chance to make exactly what I was craving for dinner.  Eggs, bacon and a heaping serving of kale!  This is a great low carbohydrate meal that will help keep your blood sugar balanced for many hours. Every ingredient in this recipe helps to heal the body.  Enjoy!  

Candida Diet, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Primal

3 kale leaves, coarsely chopped
Spices, herbs, and leeks are
healing and add variety to
all dishes.
1/2 c. homemade chicken stock
1/2 c. water, preferably filtered
1/2 tbl. coconut oil
1 inch piece of leek, white and light green parts only, cut into half moons
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. chili powder
pinch himalayan pink sea salt
dash black pepper
1 tbl. ginger, freshly grated
2 sprigs of parsley leaves, fine chopped

1.  Heat kale, chicken stock, and water over medium high heat in a small saucepan.  Cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened yet still bright in color.  Set aside.
2.  Meanwhile, in a small saute pan heat coconut oil over medium-high heat.  Add leek and saute until softened.  Add spices and fresh ginger. Saute for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant and remove from heat.
3.  Drain kale and reserve the cooking liquid.  Combine kale and leek mixture and add kale broth as desired.  
4.  Serve warm.  
*Recipe and photos by Keri Rogers.  

Keri is an internationally Registered Yoga Teacher, Creator of Yoga Props, and Nutrition/Wellness Educator.  She owns and operates BAYA Wellness, LLC offering Yoga and Nutrition Education Services.  Keri teachers both privately and publicly around the Greenville area offering on-going classes and special events.  Her path as a nutritionist is all about making healthy living approachable... she teaches the components of healthy cooking, eating, and thinking while also offering specialized services like menu planning.  Healthy living is about the whole pictures of wellness... find your path to living well.

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