Christmas Kale

| December 19, 2009

I apologize for the quality (or lack thereof) of the photo…only had my phone with me, and I wanted to share this quick easy awesome recipe BEFORE next week’s holiday festivities in case you are looking for a great side for Christmas or got “stuck” making the greens.

I tested this with 103 random people, and received 103 “OH MY GOSH, THIS IS DELICIOUS” responses. I’m not even a kale person usually (if you’ve been following, you’ll know veggies haven’t historically been my friend…), but this? THIS is going on my Christmas table. So easy, it’s almost cheating because it doesn’t seem like cooking.

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Christmas Kale

Christmas Kale
1 bunch organic green kale, chopped
1 bunch organic red kale, chopped
Olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup sweetened cranberries
Salt

1. Heat skillet until hot
2. Toast pine nuts until fragrant (move around so as not to burn)
3. Add some olive oil and garlic – saute for about 1 minute
4. Add kale and saute until wilted (about 4-5 minutes)
5. Season with salt
6. Add cranberries and saute for another 1-2 minutes

I swear (this photo doesn’t do it justice, I’ll try another one for Christmas), this dish is not only gorgeous, but it’s SO healthy for you. Chock full of good vitamins. You can add crushed red chili flakes, a bit of nutmeg, unsweetened cranberries, dried cherries, whatever you desire.

It’s a beautiful, tasty dish that is composed of the perfect Christmas colors to brighten up your holiday table (not to mention probably the easiest thing you’ll make)!

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With a flair for spontaneity, pizzazz, creative excellence and her own unique sense of aesthetic grace and perspective, we have our very dear friend, Belinda (or B, to some of us). Although an incredibly accomplished professional and career woman, B’s down-to-earth approach and demeanor transcends all scenarios, communities and people. She manifests, in her day-to-day, the essence of the word “Zomppa” as demonstrated by her extraordinary commitment to creating sustainable and positive change for us and future generations to come. She’s asked for a dog every year since she was five. Check out Belinda’s work on global education research and coaching: www.hummingbirdrcc.com or more about her portfolio www.belindachiu.com.

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  1. Sally says:

    Yummy! Belinda, this looks amazing. Amy is allergic to cranberries, cherries,…well, all berries, so I can modify the recipe or she can just eat something else!

  2. Belinda says:

    Try raisins!

  3. Steph says:

    ooh love the addition of the cranberries!