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Mashed Potatoes and Kale

I got the recipe for this from this blogger. Her vegetarian meal plans are incredible! The pictures make my mouth water! I'm getting lots of ideas from her, and I think this is one blog to watch. Her instructions for her mashed potatoes and kale are at the link above, but I do it slightly different:

I clean the kale with warm water, trim the stems, cut the leaves with scissors so they're small peices. In a very large and deep skillet, I add some olive oil and a tablespoon of minced garlic along with a bit of water. I add the kale and stir with a large wooden spoon till the kale gets a bit soft and very bright green. I mix it into my homemade mashed potatoes. It's SO GOOD! And green leafies for everyone! (Except my seven-year-old who REFUSES to eat green things or potatoes!) From one bunch of kale, I will have 1/2 leftover. I cook it within days of buying it as this blogger explained it will get more bitter the longer it sits in your fridge uncooked. Of the remains, I'll use 1/2 in a salad this week and the other 1/2 will be pureed in the blender and added to the spaghetti sauce on Friday (I'll get those green leafies in that boy one way or another!)


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Saving money. Saving graces. Raising children, husbands and, sometimes, cats. Laughing. Living. Thinking. Doing. Life in the Niagara Region of Ontario.

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I am a happily married woman with four children and various cats and kittens (fosters). I love to read and my favourite authors are George RR Martin, Thomas Hardy, Raymond Carver, PD James, Kurt Vonnegut, J. K. Rowling, and Margaret Atwood. I know there are only three women in that list (and none of them American), so if you'd like to suggest some I'm willing to give them a shot! And yes, I am an American living in Canada. (Hence the nick -- CannedAm.) I like it here. There are things about the states that I miss, but my love is here and this country has things to offer that my own does not. Things that make my quality of life much better than it ever was in Ohio. Guess I'm stuck here. Though there's a nice spot in the Appalachian hills where I'd love to spend my retirement.

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