Saturday, July 14, 2012


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Oh, camera.

My DSLR has been missing since my dad's birthday in April 2012.

My phone camera is not focusing properly.

I want to post.

So. Badly.

So I just will.

I've been trying to incorporate more veggies into my diet in general, and I've noticed that breakfast has been bereft of any legumes délicieux. I'm not terribly crazy about omelets these days (runny yolks ftw, folks), and sauteeing spinach as a side dish gets old.

So, friends, I turned to kale. But kale? Really? That crunchy, chewy stuff that's annoying to eat?

Yes. And it's heavenly. And super easy.

What You'll Need: 

-1 pack good quality sausage (I highly recommend Rheintal)
-1 bunch kale, rinsed well, cleaned of stems, and chopped into 2-3 inch sections)
-1-2 cups chopped leek (I like the leafy part of the leek)
-cracked black pepper (optional)
-a pan with a lid

Do It: 

1) Slice sausage into coins.

2) Let sausage sautée on medium to low heat, and watch it release bacon-fatty goodness. Om.

3) Add leeks. Lower the heat maybe 1 notch. Watch leeks carefully as they burn quickly! Let them slow cook for a bit--it's worth the wait. Your kitchen will smell divine. My dad always knows when there's leek cooking!

4) Top the sausage and leek with kale. Cover pan with lid. Let the steam cook the kale, about 3 minutes. Then mix the kale into the sausage and leek. Cover again, and let cook 1 minute or so.

Enjoy piping hot! What I love about this recipe is that the kale comes out delicate and buttery, not at all chewy or hard like it may when cooked otherwise. I will often crack an egg in the middle and make some kind of breakfast skillet out of it. Alternatively, you can also fry a slice of yummy multigrain toast in the remaining bacon-fatty-(and now leek!)- goodness.

Yay breakfast veggies!!

How do you incorporate veggies into your morning meals? What are your favourite vegetables to cook with for breafkast?

1 comment:

    I usually veggie it up with omelets. Though you are so right that eggs are healthiest with the yolk a bit runny. I will sometimes do more of a huevos rancheros type of thing where I cook the veggies, season, crack eggs on it and cover so the whites set but the yolks stay a bit runny.