I found a similar recipe on a bag of kale that got me rolling with a few adaptions. It was a HUGE bag of kale, which did not hinder me. Dan has not been a fan of the leafy, dark greens and will only eat spinach if it is raw, in a salad (which is healthier, so I will give him that). I am generally the one to tackle kale by the arms loads.
Kale is one of the healthiest food around and here are a few reasons why you need to eat more kale…
- it is full of flavinoids which gives anti-inflammatory qualities and a fab anti-oxidant
- steaming kale makes it easier for your body to reach the maximum absorbency of nutrients it has to offer
- kale is a good source of calcium as well as fiber
- it is chock full of Vitamin K, A, and C
- visit WHfoods for the scoop
This is how I made my stew today, feel free to adapt it to your tastes. I love it with a crusty, handmade bread and cheese.
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup sweet brown rice, dry
2 cups french lentils, dry
4 cups sweet potato, cubed
1 bunch kale or swiss chard, coarsely chopped
1 lb smoked turkey breast, cubed
5 cups broth
Sauté the onions in 2 T extra virgin olive oil until just tender, add the garlic and stir until coated followed by the sweet potatoes. Cook this mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 6 minutes then add the broth. Bring the mixture to a boil and add the lentils, rice and smoked meat, cover, reduce heat to med-low, and cook until the grains are tender.
Salt and pepper to taste but remember that smoked turkey will have loads of flavor.