Warm And Spicy Kale With Shiitake Mushrooms

One pot meals make weeknights a lot easier. They are typically fast to throw together, and only require cleaning of one one pot. This complete meal – with ample veggies, plant-protein, and healthy fats – is filling and satisfying on a chilly fall night.

Benefits:

Turmeric: A bright yellow spice noted for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Shiitake Mushrooms: Excellent promoter of cardiovascular and immune health, they are also a great source of iron and B vitamins.

Kale: One of the most nutrient dense and anti-oxidant rich foods available, this cruciferous vegetable supports our body’s naturally detox processes.

Warm and Spicy Kale with Shiitake Mushrooms

Ingredients:

1 tbs. coconut oil

1/2 of a red onion (about 2 oz.), diced

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 tsp. turmeric

1 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. cayenne

1/2 inch piece of ginger, grated or minced

1 organic yellow or orange bell pepper, diced

10 shiitake mushroom caps, sliced thinly

1 1/4 cup cooked chickpeas

1 bunch organic curly kale, stems removed and sliced into 1 cm ribbons

Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a pan over medium low heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute before adding the spices. Let cook an additional minute before adding ginger, bell pepper, shiitake mushrooms, and chickpeas. Cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until the mushrooms get glossy and the peppers start to get soft.
  3. Add in the kale and cover, for 1 minute. It will start to shrink and turn bright green. You may have to add in batches, as it starts off with a lot of volume, but quickly shrinks down. Stir the kale, and cover an additional 2 minutes or so, until all of it is uniformly bright green and soft. Remove from heat, add salt and pepper to taste.

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