Kale in Sour Cream (Rodale's Basic
Natural Foods Cookbook)
2 cups cooked kale, drained
1 tsp butter
1/2 tsp honey (unpasturized)
dash of pepper
1 tsp lemon juice
3/4 cup sour cream (full fat)
In a medium-size saucepan, heat kale, butter, pepper, and lemon
juice. When very hot, reduce heat, and slowly stir in sour cream and
soon as cream and honey is hot, remove from heat and serve.
June 23, 2007
Stir Fried Kale with Chinese Mushrooms (Rodale's
Basic Natural Foods Cookbook)
Serve over hot cooked brown rice or whole wheat noodles for a quick and
different entree or side dish.
10 dried shitake
hot purified water
scallions with tops
medium sized tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp honey (unpasturized)
2 tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil or Grapeseed Oil
4 oz. firm tofu, drained and cut into
2 tsp minced fresh hot red chili pepper or
1 tsp dried hot red pepper
1/2 pound of kale, coarsly
2 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tbsp water.
Soak mushrooms in hot water until spongy, about 30 min. Drain,
reserving 1/2 the soaking water. Remove and discard tough stems.
Quater 1/2 the mushrooms: slice remaining mushrooms into 1/4" strips.
Slice whote part of scallions on the diagonal. Chop tender green part
of scallion finely (keep separate).
Combine reserved water, tomatoes, soy sauce, vinegar, in a small
Heat 2 tsp of extra virgin Olive Oil or Grapeseed Oil in a large wok or
heavy skillet. When oil is very hot (but not smoking) add tofu and
stir-fry until golden. Remove tofu and add remaining oil to the wok or skillet.
When oil is hot once again stir in red pepper and garlic. Then add the scallion
bottoms. Add half the kale and all the mushrooms, toss continuously.
When wilted stir in remaining kale. Continue to stir-fry until kale
becomes bright green. Pour in tomato mixture, stir once and cover.
Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in cornstarch paste
and cook, stirring slowly until sauce thickens. Add the honey and tofu to kale
mixture. Sprinkle with scallion greens and serve immediately.
*Shitake mushrooms are commomly available in oriental
grocery stores. Revised:
June 23, 2007