A little background information on me: I’ve been vegan for over 8 years. Amanda and I met in Florida but I moved to Seattle 3 years ago. I moved here mainly for the food but I tell mainstream society it was for graduate school. Which is partially true; I just picked my school based on which city had better food to offer. So here I am!
As a grad student, my nutrition has had its ups and downs. Finals week are the worst and most days involve me throwing Amy’s microwaveables in my backpack or ordering a pizza and hoping it’ll last me my next three meals. This pattern usually leads me to reflect upon my nutrition at the end of the week and panic. I then try to think of the most nutritious way I can make up for my sins. In my panic, the gloomy Seattle clouds part and a light shines down upon the kale in my fridge.
Sometimes I’ve been so short on time and so desperate for nutrients that I’ve just taken bites out of a bunch of kale before bed. Not ideal. Other times I’ll have it juiced. Oftentimes I’ll just sauté it with some garlic, braggs and seasame oil. Regardless of how I eat it, I always resort to a kale cleanse to clear my conscience. The last time I did this, I was looking for something different and came across this recipe for Creamy Peanut Kale on vegweb.
Wilted and nearly-dead kale, ready to become something more!
Another thing I appreciate about the recipe is that once you have the kale, it's likely you'll already have the remaining ingredients sitting around the kitchen. So if you're ever looking for a quick and easy recipe to clear your conscience of your gluttonous sins, give this one a try!
I'd like to end this Hump Day post by sharing a song by fellow vegan, Leslie Hall. Go ahead and give it a listen and remind yourself of the deliciousness and nutritiousness of VeganMoFo!