When it comes to Kale, well, I have not been that successful really. Lol! But I have been experimenting with it and creating something that my teenage kids actually ENJOY eating is absolutely PRICELESS!!!! and this is it:
This dish is not vegan, only vegetarian, but if you understand vegan cooking you can adapt the recipe using shredded cheese substitutes, and egg substitutes, perhaps more Xantham Gum. You'll need to replace not only the binding action of the eggs but the liquid volume they have. Anyway, this is it:
1/4 Xantham Gum
1 Cup Almond meal
5 eggs beaten
1 Cup Mozzarella shredded cheese or substitute
1 tsp of dried caraway seeds
1 tsp of dried thyme
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of sesame seed oil
1/2 bunch of Kale, no stems, ideally leaves torn down into small pieces
1 cup of sliced mushrooms (medium size mushrooms)
1/4 chia seeds
Add the olive oil, the sesame oil, the caraway seeds, and the thyme a pan, and cook for about 3 to 4 min.
Add the mushrooms and cook until brown, mixing well.
Add the kale and cook until tender and even a little toasted. Do not add any more oil or liquid, allow the mushrooms and the kale mix to slightly toast.
Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
In a bowl, mix all the other ingredients in the following way:
Eggs, xantham gum and almond meal, mix well and ensure no clusters remain. Then add the chia seeds. You can also add flax seeds too, or instead. AND you may add salt and pepper to taste here again.
Mix well, add the cheese, mix well
Add the kale and mushroom mix to the bowl, and make sure the mixture is homogenous.
Transfer to an oven container and cook for 30 min @150C. Of note, ovens vary so you may need to adjust these conditions to your own oven.
Freekeh & Mango Super Salad
Freekeh is one of my favourite grains. Only 1/2 cup of this grain provides 8 gr of protein, 1 gr of fat, 130 calories, and 70% of your daily manganese intake. Plus it is delicious and you can play with it in many ways.
2 Cups of cooked Freekeh (read the instructions, it is super easy, but it takes a while).
1 tbsp of chia seeds
1 tbsp of hemp seeds
1 tbsp of flax seeds 1
1 tsp of Puffed quinoa
1 mango cut in small squares
1 plumb cut in small squares
Feta cheese in oil and spices, or olive oil and substitute vegan cheese
Mix all the ingredients with a spoon, and Voila! Ready to eat!