Quick and Easy Side Dish (W30 & PP compliant)

It’s been a busy week or two as I am adjusting to this new site.  I have made a few tweaks, but there are so many more I plan to do.  Even adding pictures is turning out to be a challenge.  But no worries, I’ll figure it out!

Since I am off to Richmond, VA this afternoon, I am somewhat pressed for time, so I am posting a side dish I made recently.  What I especially like about it, is that it is quick and easy, as I mentioned in the title.  It is one of those dishes that can be paired with fish, meat, or chicken.

I have been meeting many people in the food stores I frequent, and I am intrigued by the increasing number of Vegans and Vegetarians I’ve run into.  It is wonderful to learn more about how other people are dealing with their new eating lifestyles.  Of course, some of them have been eating their particular preference for many years, and it is second nature to them at this point.  In our conversations, I have begun to gravitate more to the idea of becoming vegan.   One vegan I spoke to recently suggested I watch the documentary
“What the Health.”  She said that after watching that documentary, she immediately became Vegan.  Wow, that’s what you call having an impact!  I have managed to watch a small part of it, but intend to watch the rest soon.

In the meantime, I encourage you to increase your intake of vegetables–especially the green ones!  Everyone keeps referring to them as the Superfoods.  We all want to lead healthier lives, so this is an easy way to make that happen!

Kale sautéed with Onions and Garlic

3 Tbsp. Coconut Oil

l medium to large Red or Vidalia Onion, chopped

3 cloves chopped garlic

1 medium bunch Kale, washed, stemmed, and cut up

salt and pepper to taste (~1/2 tsp each)

Juice of 1/2 lemon (optional)

Heat oil in large pan till hot.  Add onion and sauté till it starts to get translucent. Stir occasionally.

Add garlic, stir to combine and let cook another minute.

Add Kale, stir to combine

Cover pan and let cook about 5 minutes.  (you want it to soften a little, but still maintain a bright green color)

Before serving, squeeze lemon juice over kale, if desired.



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