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Braised Kale

Picture from the blog Bites out of Life

Here is a quick and easy recipe for braised kale. Braising involves searing or browning the main ingredient and then simmering it in a small amount of liquid. We often do braised greens and beans as a quick side dish; here we will give you a basic recipe using kale and garlic.


  • 2-3 handfulls of kale (washed and patted dry)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp – 1/4 C. veg stock (depends on how “soupy” you want the kale)
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil

The How To

  1. In a large saute pan heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 30-45 seconds (don’t burn).
  2. Add the kale in small batches, tossing it with the olive oil and garlic until all the kale is in the pan.
  3. Cook for another minute then add the stock. Toss the kale to coat, then cover the pan. You want the kale to retain some vibrant color and not wilt too much, so keep an eye on it. (Depending on how much stock you used the kale might soak up the liquid really quickly.)

Living Deliberately Project – Week 26

This week in the LDP…

We went here (The Porches) for a little getaway. It was nice. It was short. It was relaxing. I had planned to take Katie away as soon as I got some $$$ from graduation. I got some, I got a reservation, and I whisked Katie away…and she had no idea where we were going! Ha ha!

After that, we tried to keep our spending to the bare minimum. Since this was the third week of our CSA we got a bit more produce, especially greens—lots of lettuce, kale, bok choy, and swiss chard—but we had to stop at Healthy Living and pick up some essentials and some “essentials” to get through the rest of the week. It is tough to plan meals because we are in the process of packing to move on Monday, so there is little desire to keep the pots, pans, and dishes out of the boxes. Paper plates I guess.

The only spending was $5 for a growler of 14th Star Valor Ale. That means that we have $15 left at the end of Month 5! Not too shabby. 

That is about it for now. We will put up some pictures once we are in the new place because it will be heavenly to have (wait for it) a dishwasher AND washer & drier in the apartment! What?! Never had that before.

All the best to all of you. Have a wonderful week.

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