Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 24 | Kale. Marinated.

I took off Day 23.  It was random and not planned, but I needed a Sabbath and I had one! 

Last week our little family decided to check out a new vegetarian restaurant that just opened by our house.  We were not disappointed.  Everything off the menu was todiefor, right down to the vegan cupcakes.  What I loved about this place was that it was comfort food, vegetarian style.  You just can't beat comfort food.

I had a portobello "steak" with sweet potato mash and marinated kale.  It was hearty and delicious.  I love me some kale, so I was super excited to try to make my own version last night.

Marinated Kale

1 bunch of kale, washed and dried
2 tbsp soy sauce {I used low sodium}
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large ziploc bag

Add the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and olive oil to the ziploc bag.  Seal the bag and shake to blend.  Trim the stalks from your kale and tear kale into bite size pieces. 

Add kale to your ziploc bag, seal shut, and shake to coat.  Remove the air from the bag and reseal.

Spread the kale out so that it is in one layer inside the bag and has as much surface area touching the marinade as possible. 

Let sit for 1 hour or overnight.  The longer it sits, the more the kale softens and absorbs the flavors from the marinade.

We had ours with roasted organic chicken and mashed potatoes made from half white and half sweet potatoes. 


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  1. Hello - This is such a great idea, marinating kale. And your whole dinner looks delicious! I am proud of you for hanging in there with the 31 Days - you're almost to the "finish line!" Though, I am looking forward to the fuzzy chair, your son's jacket and everything else that hasn't been blogged about. :)