Sunday, September 2, 2012

Recipe: Kale and Sausage

Kale and chicken sausage!
It's been a project weekend here around the house. Fall cleaning, sorting out the closets (and the laundry room), tidying up the garage in hopes of fitting both a van and agility equipment in there this winter. Today was non-stop go from 10am through dinnertime. I had grabbed a protein shake for breakfast and another for lunch but by 5pm I was famished and I really wanted something 'hearty' for supper!

I took a quick inventory of my fridge: Kale, squash, peppers...hummm. Need something else to go with it, but don't feel like thawing (and cooking) any of the beef or chicken that are cryo-packed in the freezer. So I decided to walk over to the grocery store (1 mile each way) in search of something compatible with squash and Kale. The result was one of the prettier meals I've had in a long while!

Kale and Sausage 
5-6 cups of kale (washed, chopped and blanched)
2 small summer squash (rough chopped)
1 medium red pepper (I used half red and half yellow)
2 chicken sausages (I chose chipolte chorizo)
3-4 tablespoons feta cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste.

I blanched the kale for 3-4 minutes in boiling water, then drained while I browned the sausage and cooked the squash and bell pepper. When squash was fork tender I added the kale to the wok, tossed and covered for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and toss feta to combine.

The recipe above makes two servings, but it's very easily doubled.
Saturated Fat4.4g

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