Kale with red bell pepper, mushroom, and summer squash

Last night I made an amazing all veggie dinner. I guess you could consider that vegetarian…

Don’t judge the picture, I’m not one of those crazies who cooks a fabulous meal and then takes 30 minutes to photograph it. Not interested in cold food. So I just took this one right before chowing down. Hope it looks appetizing.

Here’s how to do it:

Throw some olive oil (just enough to coat the bottom of the pan) into a large skillet heating on medium heat. Rinse your kale, cut it up, and throw it in the pan. I usually just break it apart with my hands because it doesn’t really matter. Saute the kale until it looks like steamed spinach. Usually that takes only a minute or two, but it all depends on how crunchy you want it. Throw on some salt and cayenne powder. Set the kale aside in your bowl.

Then cut up the red pepper, mushroom, and summer squash. Coat the same skillet with more olive oil and throw the veggies in. Add salt, pepper, and a little more cayenne (or whatever seasoning you prefer). Once the veggies are nice and cooked, dump them on top of the kale.

Let me know what y’all think of this or any ideas that you have to enhance it.

Enjoy!

xx

Always,

Allie

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Kale with red bell pepper, mushroom, and summer squash

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Making veggies fun

Lately I’ve been trying to eat healthier because going to the gym isn’t easy when you live 20 mins away, are taking five classes, and are working 15 hours a week (spending about 6 hours a week on the train to and from work).

So I’ve been trying to cook vegetables that are not of the frozen variety. The other day I bought some organic carrots and a zucchini. I haven’t had zucchini in forever. But I saw this recipe on a fabulous veggie-lovin’ blog (via Pinterest) and I can’t wait to make it later:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees

2. Cut your veggies into 3-inch sticks, making sure they are even in thickness.

3. Line a baking tray with baking paper and a light layer of olive oil.

4. SEASON – go with the usual salt & pepper and branch out to one or two of the following (Choose Your Own Adventure-style): paprika, cumin, cayenne, crushed red peppers, thyme, rosemary, sage – really, whatever takes your fancy and suits your meal. Using premixed spice blends is a great option too – Italian, Mexican, Old Bay – you know, just not all at once.

I think I’m going to use paprika and crushed red peppers!

Lightly toss your vegetable batons with a tablespoon or so of olive oil (not too much) and the herbs and spices.

5. Spread your seasoned veg over your lined tray and roast, tossing halfway through, for about 20 minutes or until golden and slightly browned at the edges.

I mean, look at how good these look:

I can’t wait to tell y’all how they turn out!

xx

Always,

Allie

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