lentil burger recipe came from Peas and Thank You, another one of my favorite blogs! Gluten free friends, no bread crumbs involved!
I thought our farmer's market kale was so pretty. I even took pictures of the stems after I cut the leaves off!
I set this kale leaf aside because it looked like a fall leaf!
Then I washed, and chopped the leaves, while the potatoes were boiling.
I prepared the garlic. I LOVE this garlic mincer! Nate's mom gave it to me, who got it from his grandmother. It makes garlic mincing so much easier- and it is easy to clean too!
I sauteed the garlic in safflower oil for a minute.
Then added the kale and cooked for a couple minutes until it was wilted and bright green (are you tired of seeing pictures of kale yet?)
Then I drained and mashed the potatoes, and added a little plain almond milk, salt and pepper.
Mix it all together, and there you go! A healthy and scrumptious side dish!
Garlicky Kale Mashed Potatoes
2 large potatoes, peeled, and cubed
2 tablespoons safflower oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch kale, stems removed, and leaves chopped
1/4 cup plain almond milk
salt and pepper
Put potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. boil 15 minutes or until tender.
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet. Add minced garlic and saute for a minute until fragrant. Add kale and sea salt and saute until tender, 1-2 minutes. Set aside.
Mash the potatoes, add milk, salt and pepper. Add kale to the potatoes and stir.
I followed the lentil burger recipe to a T. Well, not exactly. The only thing I changed was leaving out the olives and onions, because someone in our household is an olive and onion hater (and it's not me... just sayin). If you are not a worcestershire sauce fan, I'd try replacing it with balsamic vinegar, or even water- it needs that extra liquid in it.
I made a simple salad to go with the lentil burger- I used our kohlrabi from the farmer's market! I just peeled it and chopped it. It had a VERY mild radish flavor.
And there you have it! My favorite recipe this week. I know it's only Monday, but it's my favorite. I've already decided.
Lastly, I added avocado. I'm addicted.
Nate approved of this meal too. Good thing I left out those onions and olives. Does anyone else have a strong animosity against onions and olives, or am I the only lucky one to have to adjust my recipes to this hatred?
Well, I'm off to bed soon so I can supervise some more of this.
And by "supervise" I mean hope they don't destroy the classroom, while I complete end-of-the-year paper work at my desk and pack things into boxes. Oh, the joys of the last week of school.