Thursday, March 17, 2011

Real Food, Real Delicious

In honor of the Real Food Challenge, i thought i'd repost this, my husband and my FAVORITE of seasonal dishes: Pesto Kale! I've been making this dish the past two Winters, and have honed it to absolute perfection, though am always willing to put in whatever ingredients are freshest for a brand new and even better absolute perfection!

This particular evening's version of pesto kale was soooooo good, and was a glorious tribute to the mission statement behind the real food challenge.

Grown in my garden: Serranos (frozen from late summer), garlic, pesto (frozen from last fall, made with local pecans), onions, home canned tomatoes, and of course: the kale!

Sourced locally: Buddy's all natural chicken sausage. Minimal ingredients. Locally made. Natural and delicious.

Non local ingredients: Olive oil, the cheese in the pesto, salt and pepper.

Feels pretty great to grow it, make it, eat it, and enjoy a nutrient packed, uber fresh and easily put together meal. Fist pumps all around.

*** Update: made this favorite dish again last night with ground turkey and mushrooms. OMG. Even better. Always cook the meat first with the onions/garlic and tomatoes, then add the pesto and other veggies (mushrooms) and end by adding the kale and cook until wilted to your satisfaction. Nom nom nom.

This post can also be found at the super fantastic blog hop: Simple Lives Thursday.

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