So for a long time, I've been trying to figure out exactly what to fill my blog with and while I was making my favorite quick and easy kale snack yesterday it dawned on me-food! For almost all of my 20's I worked in the restaurant industry. I waited tables, bartended, trained employees, wore those stupid 'flair' pins, worked as 'rice bitch' and sushi chef. And while I wasn't the best at any of these things I did take away some killer knife skills and a highly distinct and a developed palate for fine food and wine. So here it is, my inaugral food blog.
I cook everyday, I try to keep it healthy and I am on a budget with two kids who are as tall or taller than I!
Ok, my quick and easy kale:
(If you didn't know, kale is one of the most nutrient dense greens out there.)
I don't use measurements on food like this because it's all by tasting. So, I'm guesstimating.
You will need these things:
Fresh kale, ponzu(which is a citrus soy sauce but be warned if you're watching your sodium you may want to opt for the low sodium versions), sesame oil, a knife, maybe some lemon.
Chop as much kale as you think you'll need. In my case, I used 2 cups or so, because when you cook the greens, they will shrink and wilt a bit.
On a med high heat add a slick of sesame oil, enough to coat the bottom of the pan. I don't let mine get too hot, but I do like to hear a nice sizzle when the greens lit the oil. I add all of the chopped greens at once. Since heat causes nutrient loss, I sautee until they are just wilted and still a bit crispy all the while adding the ponzu to taste.
You can see the kale on the bottom of the pan is almost just right. Mmmmm.
I finish with a squeeze of lemon and garnish with some sesame seeds.
That's it. In about 5-10 mins have a healthy and flavorful snack or side dish.