Sharing the love… for kale.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Am I the only one not celebrating it today?  I’m working a late shift (which  means I won’t be home before 21:00) and Tom and I have given each other strict instructions not to buy each other anything.  I’m not a fan of being forced to celebrate love on a day that has no personal meaning for us.  Plus, I have a cold and a fever and am going to have to drag myself around the ward today so whatever, St Valentine.

Actually, I will share and celebrate some love: I have just rediscovered my love for kale!

Formerly, I’ve only loved kale in soups (such as my superfoods soup and soup for stress) and smoothies.  More recently I’ve come to like black kale (only) in stir-fries.  But last week we recieved curly kale in our veg box.  So I was forced to give the curly variety another chance.

I cracked out our very basic rice cooker,

To make a simple quinoa and greens dish,

Using the lovely Emily’s inspired recipe.  It’s perfect for when you don’t have much time and want something nourishing.  It also makes a great base for other meals as you can add different flavouring (herbs, spices, sauces ets) and accompaniments to it once cooked.

I promptly used it as a base for dinner,

and willl defo be enjoying it for my packed meals this week.  Plus, it’s a low FODMAP recipe so it’s soothing as well as nourishing.

What are you loving right now?