Plated kale with garlic <3
I thought I should start to balance out the rather rich and heavy posts we’ve had thus far– OREO CHEESECAKE COOKIES?!– with something a little healthier. There are many recipes online for sautéed kale, but I didn’t really look at them other than giving a quick glance. One day, my boyfriend and I decided to try cooking our kale the way we’d cook most other Chinese greens like bok choy or chinese broccoli.
Until that point, the only way I’d ever eaten kale was either baked into chips (super tasty), or raw with an amazing nutty (without nuts) garlic dressing massaged into it– mimicking a popular item at the Whole Foods salad bad. Which by the way, is ridiculously overpriced– I only tried it once when my friend bought it!
Anyway, I’m officially in love with this dish. It takes like 10 minutes to do, and it tastes amazing.
Mom’s Stuffed Jalapenos
My mom used to make these fairly often for my dad and brother, who both like spicy food. I, however, do not like even a teeny tiny little bit of spiciness. Too much burning in my mouth! My boyfriend loves them, so I got the recipe (more like process) from my mom and dad. Hopefully you will enjoy them more than I do!
(Note: I have no idea how to make the pork stuffing, I recently moved in with my bf and my parents provided me with various pre-made things, such as dumpling meat, sauces, dough, and other frozen meats. It’s basically ground pork, sugar, salt, pepper, napa, chives or some other green thing, chinese fivespice, and…other stuff. I’m sure you can find various recipes for this versatile meat online.)
(these are raw)
Jalapenos (a lot of them, usually the smaller ones are spicier so we use those, I think i had like 20 or 30)
Mom’s Ground Pork Dumpling Meat
2 Minced Garlic Cloves
¼ cup Water
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
Chicken Flavoring? (Box says Granulated Chicken Bouillon Flavoring)
(another note: this takes FOREVER, be prepared to spend at least an hour, if not more, preparing this)