Kickin' Butt with Kale!

BodyPump was great tonight! I felt really strong in class, and I feel like I can really tell a difference in my muscles. Sa-weet! I upped my weights tonight a little, and it worked me hard!

I ate a hard boiled egg a few hours before class for a little protein kick

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Once we got home, I started dinner, hopped in the shower, and then put the finishing touches on the meal.

 

Creamy Curried Lentil and Kale Soup

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Spicy, but good!

I used the rest of our curried lentils as the base, but here’s the whole recipe (with my modifications) if making it all in one night.

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 2″ piece ginger, chopped
  • 1 cup lentils, dry (you can use precooked ones if you have them on hand – you’ll want 2-3 cups)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cans (15 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 Tbsp red curry paste
  • 1/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 4 cups kale, chopped
  • cilantro
  • lime juice
  1.  Cook onion and ginger in oil of your choice until softened.
  2. Add lentils and water. Bring to a boil, then simmer until lentils are cooked. Drain any excess water.
  3. Add tomatoes and spices and let cook 5-10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  4. Take half of lentil mixture and puree in the blender or food processor. Add back to pot.
  5. Stir in kale, curry paste, and coconut milk.
  6. Cook 10 minutes or until kale is cooked to your liking.
  7. Top with lime juice and cilantro.

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On the side, I had a toasted whole grain Arnold Thin

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Nick and I are about to share our last 2 truffles from my Valentine’s box of chocolates! Reviews will come later  :)

 

I hope you’re watching LOST!

10 comments

  1. SPICY kale?!?!??!! Perfect!!!

    Hooray for LOST!!

  2. Beautiful kale recipe!!!
    OH and you have GOT to try the baked tofu :)

  3. Oh wow, awesome kale!

  4. Great use of Kale, I’m going to have to try to make that soup!

  5. Yummy-looking soup!! Lost is getting crazier and crazier, eh?

  6. Wow! That soup looks great!

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