A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Some Healthy Dark Leafy Greens

While this might not be the most interesting post, it's definitely the healthiest! As someone who has always had a tendency toward anemia, it's really important that I get a lot of iron in my diet. Hence, all the dark, leafy greens! Whenever I get bored of spinach, I usually turn to kale.... and this recipe for sesame kale that I found on Epicurious was really tasty!

1 large bunch of kale
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 tsp garlic paste
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted

Trim the bottom stems off the kale and roughly chop.

In a large pot, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Place a steamer basket in the pot and add the kale. Let it steam, covered for 4 minutes. Uncover and cook for another 3 minutes.

While the kale is steaming, toast the sesame seeds by placing them in a dry pan and heating until lightly browned.

Heat the vegetable oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add the garlic paste and cayenne, followed by the kale. Cook for 3 minutes. Finally, transfer kale to a bowl and toss with sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds.

1 comment:

  1. I was hoping you were going to make cream spinach, I think I will pass on the kale