So you keep hearing about this leafy green veg called KALE. All of the food experts are recommending it, everyone and their brother is posting about it on your FB feed, even your great grandmother who has no teeth has jumped on the everything-kale-train.
What’s all the hype anyway?
Well it ranks as one of the top SUPERFOODS for a very good reason. These are some of the health benefits of kale:
If you’ve never had kale before, here is a delicious intro recipe that will tickle your taste buds into the world of kale heaven. This is MY go to recipe when I feel my body needs a health boost.
The kale mixed with the vibrant colours of the other ingredients offers a powerful nutritional punch. The super ginger and garlic duo also helps to heal and restore your body. Perfect for meals when you are short on time.
Here are the ingredients I like to add (but you can always throw in whatever veggies you have in the fridge and freestyle):
- Boil the soba noodles in a pot of water according to the instructions on the package.
- While the noodles are boiling, mix together the: soya sauce, miso paste, half the garlic, half the ginger and fresh chili. Play around with the sauce and adjust it to your taste.
- When the noodles are cooked, pour the noodles into a strainer and run it under cold water to stop it from cooking further. I like to drain and rinse the noodles when it is still a tiny bit undercooked, so it will be the perfect texture when you toss it with the hot veggies at the end.
- Heat up a bit of oil in a pan. When it is hot, add the remaining garlic and ginger. Stir-fry until fragrant.
- Add the kale, broccoli and carrot to the pan with a splash of water. Let it cook for a couple minutes until the veggies soften.
- Add the shrimp to the pan and stir-fry until it just turns orange.
- Add in the remaining veggies: tofu, enoki mushrooms, bell pepper.
- Add the soba noodles and sauce. Toss until thoroughly mixed and warmed through.
- Top the noodles off with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and scallions for garnish and you are done!
Voila! Give it a try and leave a comment below to let me know how it goes.
Also, would love to know how you usually eat your kale?