Sauteed Kale


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Saute your next batch of kale for a nice change from slow cooking or braising. Sauteing brings out the freshest of kale flavor.

Serves 4 Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lb young kale, stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
1/2 c vegetable stock or water
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp red wine vinegar

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until soft, but not colored.
  2. Raise heat to high, add the stock and kale and toss to combine. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove cover and continue to cook, stirring until all the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add vinegar.

Nutrition Info: calories 178, fat 11g, protein 6g, carbohydrates 7g, sodium 336mg

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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Lemongrass Chicken Broth


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Makes a nice change from plain chicken broth. You can also eliminate the chicken for a pure lemongrass broth to use with more delicate dishes.

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Serves 6 Cook Time 9-10 hours (includes chill time)

Ingredients:
8 C water
2 lbs bone-in chicken thighs (remove skin)
3 stalks fresh lemongrass
4 (1/2 inch) slices peeled fresh ginger
1 tbsp garlic, chopped
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt

 

Directions:

  1. Combine water and chicken in a large pot and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low.
  2. Trim and discard the root end of the lemongrass stalks; discard the toughest outer leaves. Smash stalks and discard the toughest outer leaves. Add lemongrass, ginger, garlic, and peppercorns to pot. Let this simmer 50 minutes (skim the foam as it rises). Remove the chicken and reserve for another use.
  3. Strain the broth through a fine sieve and discard the solids. Cover and chill overnight. Skim any solids that for on the surface.
  4. Use the broth immediately or freeze for later use.

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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