My illustration of Wild Rice.
I tried this Recipe Last night, it was pretty tasty, first time cooking with Kale though.. pretty lengthy process.
It’s a Bean and Kale Ragu with Kielbasa. I heated the Keilbasa seperately, cut it up and added it at the end.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 pound kale, stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped
- 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 (15 ounce) cans canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Heat the olive oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and kale. Cook and stir until the onions become transparent and the kale wilts and reduces in volume, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to medium. Stir the tomatoes and green chiles, garlic, water, bay leaves, cumin, and onion powder into the kale mixture. Simmer the vegetable mixture until the kale is soft, about 1 hour. Stir in the cannellini beans and continue simmering until beans are heated through, about 10 minutes. Stir in the oregano and basil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Rotini with Sausage and Peppers.
So, this was pretty delicous.
Ingredients: Box of whole wheat rotini pasta (or whatever you like really) 1 pound ground sausage (no casing), 3 fresh peppers (red, yellow, green chopped and diced), a stalk of brocolli cut up, 1 onion(chopped), basil, 2 cloves of garlic (minced), veggie broth, olive oil, salt and pepper, bag of frozen peas, jar of tomato sauce (I used classico Cabernet Marinara)
- set up water for boil and make some pasta, directions on box! geesh, you know the deal
-Saute Onions, Garlic, and sausage until the sausage is gettin pretty brown in splash of olive oil (you can drain some of the fat out, but not all)
-Throw in Dice peppers and broccoli, a couple splashes of vegetable or chicken broth (I usually keep a carton of this in the fridge and add it when anything is starting to look too dry) let simmer covered
- poor in a quarter of a jar of the sauce and mix in, I don’t like it tooo saucey, but different strokes for different folks. Add spices like basil and salt & pepper to taste Also dont forget to throw in a hand full of peas. peas are fun
- stir and let simmer for a bit covered. Keep checkin it, if it’s tooo liquidy uncover, if it looks to dry add a bit more sauce and cover.
- when you think it looks done or you can’t wait any longer cause you’re starving, let it sit off heat uncovered for a bit to cool down.
-put pasta on plate and sauce on pasta. sprinkle parmie cheese, cause its great, and I always add more pepper.
-eat and enjoy. :)
Mushroom Tortellini Spinach soup for wint’uh timessss.
Warms the soul.
I usually make this with ground spicy sausage, but my dad’s on a diet. lol
Onions, garlic, olive oil, a can of diced tomato, large can of chicken broth, a splash of sweet wine, carton of mushrooms, salt & pepper, sprinkle of basil, bag of fresh spinach, bag of frozen tortellini, graded parm cheese, and a handful of broad noodles.
-First I sauted diced/minced onions, minced garlic, wine, olive oil, diced tomatoes, and diced/minced mushrooms til delicious. (Start with onions and garlic)
-Second I add broth, to sauted delicious and bring to a boil. Add basil and salt and other seasons as you go. Season to taste.
-Third I dump in a bag of frozen tortellini, and a hand full of broad soup noodles cause I love’em.
-While the noodles cook, chop up spinach and add / cover. When spinach is wilted stir and let sit for a while.
-Sprinkle cheese on top of a steamin hot bowl and enjoy.
(may want to have a little extra broth on hand in case noodles absorb TOO much)