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Edenville. The Green Life. Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta

This week on ASR Myshel joins me for the ASR Interview w Derriqmaq! It’s going to be an AMAZING discussion including a great idea she shared for a new feature on the show! We’re calling it #‎TheGreenLife and it’s all about recipes that help your body be a temple! Here’s this week’s menu item via Budget Bytes: http://www.budgetbytes.com

This Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta recipe makes four side dish sized servings, but you can bulk it up and make it a meal by adding a chopped hard boiled egg (or topping with a fried egg, like I did), adding some chopped fresh tomatoes (or sun dried), or even crumbling some bacon over top. This is just a starting point and it can go in about a million different directions. Have fun with it!

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ lb. (or one large bunch) kale $1.25
  • ½ lb. (8 oz.) whole wheat angel hair pasta $0.89
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil $0.32
  • 2 Tbsp butter $0.30
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced $0.16
  • salt & pepper $0.05
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan $0.87
  • pinch red pepper flakes (optional) $0.05

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Tear the kale leaves from the woody stems and rinse well in a colander under cool, running water. Allow the kale to drain. Cut the kale into thin strips or small pieces.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Break the pasta in half, add it to the boiling water, and cook according to the package directions. Drain the pasta in a colander.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, add the olive oil, butter, and minced garlic to another large pot or skillet. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the garlic is soft and fragrant. Add the kale and continue to sauté until the kale has wilted and has turned a deep green color (about 5-7 minutes). Turn the heat off.
  4. Add the drained pasta to the pot with the sautéed kale. Toss the pasta and kale together. Allow them to cool to the point that steam is no longer rising from the pot. You want the pasta warm, but not hot enough to melt the Parmesan.
  5. Season the pasta and kale with salt and freshly cracked pepper to your liking. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and toss to coat. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes over top if desired.

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