Monday, April 30, 2012

Cosmic Cashew Kale from Fat Free Vegan

Here is another favorite kale recipe straight from Fat Free Vegan!  If you are not familiar with Susan Voisin, please check out her blog.  I've been following her for more than 5 years!  She was the first blog I started following when I went vegan.

I made only a few changes to this "Cosmic Cashew Kale". I did not add the red bell pepper or the fresh basil and I used Basmati Rice instead of Quinoa.  It's not as colorful as Susan's version but I didn't have any of those ingredients on hand and didn't feel like driving to the store for the tenth time this week.  As long as you have the cashews soaked in advance, this comes together in 15-20 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight meal for busy families.  And this dish packs in plant protein and micronutrients, making it super healthy :)

I often hear from people who have recently tried kale that they think it is too "chewy" tasting.  I guess when you compare it to cooked spinach that is true.  But I don't have a recommendation for a recipe that will make it not chewy, except for maybe kale chips!

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