Massaged Kale & Tempeh Sloppy Joes
I’ve been a recipe machine lately!
I had decided on dinner even before seeing No Strings Attached today. I absolutely LOVED the movie. I was entertained the whole time and the script was hilarious and really realistic. Natalie Portman played her character really well, which was strikingly different from her character in Black Swan, and Ashton Kutcher is just awesome. Go see it!
Onto the food. I bought a container of Kale the other day to get a little variety from my usual spinach. I’d tried kale chips before, but never massaged kale salad. It was super easy! I just put a few handfuls of chopped kale into a mixing bowl, sprinkled on 1/4 t sea salt, a dash of apple cidar vinegar, and 1 T of olive oil.
Then you just dig your hands in and massage away for about a minute or two. The kale wilts down and gets lightly coated. It’s an acquired taste for sure, as the kale can be bitter, but I love my greens so I was very pleased.
The rest of dinner used up my remaining 1/2 block of tempeh and was loosely based on this recipe for vegan tempeh sloppy joes.
First I crumbled the half block of tempeh into a pan with some olive oil.
I let it thicken up for a few minutes and placed it on a whole wheat english muffin to make a very real interpretation of the childhood favorite! Even my brother, who is NOT into vegetarian cooking, thought it tasted really good!
Dinner is served.
And dessert was the remainder of the vanilla Graeter’s ice cream eaten straight from the carton. I think I OD’d on sugar today. And I feel good about it.
1. Thank you all for the well-wishes about my brother. He has some scrapes and a pretty big headache, but will be just fine.
2. I heard about the TJ’s Peanut Flour cancellation on twitter, but can’t find any info about it online. Maybe (hopefully) it’s a rumor?
3. Forecast for this week calls for ice and 8-15 inches of SNOW!
4. I miss my boyfriend.
- Have you ever health-ified or veg-ified a favorite childhood recipe?