30 April 2006

More Kale & Tofu Stir-Fry

First of all, thank you to all of the wonderful people who left such kind comments regarding the jewelry, I really appreciate it. I will keep everyone posted on whether a website is happening or not. For now, here's food.

I made all this a few days ago and just haven't posted it yet. The kale is long gone (and all the other veggies by that matter) but this was a good dinner and worth posting. You see, I had leftover red (which is really purple) kale and I wanted to incorporate it into a stir-fry. I did just so. I actually decided to steam the kale because I like steamed kale. Simple as that. But I did get way in over my head and added a bunch of stuff (what I do best) into the wok and concocted a wonderful meal. I also steamed the broccoli with the kale but that's because the broccoli was frozen and I was being lazy and I just threw it into the steamer and then it looked soooo bright and "perfect" and green-how-it's-supposed-to-be--green, and I stopped the cooking with cold water. I let the broccoli sit while I made the rest of the stir-fry. I threw it in the wok at the very end for a quick stir. As you can see the one on the right has chunks of onions and has a larger portion. That means it's Ray's bowl.

Steamed kale on the side. I added it to the stir-fry while eating, not cooking.
Steamed Kale Ingredients:
red kale, lemon juice, hint of olive oil, raw cashews, sea salt, black pepper, splash of tamari.

Rest of the Stir-Fry: firm tofu (marinated for a short time in tamari, brown rice vinegar, hoisin suace), brown rice, more tamari, garlic, onion (I just like the flavor, I don't eat the onion chunks, yuck), crushed red pepper, cayenne, broccoli, red-yellow-green bell peppers, raw cashews, about a teaspoon of fresh squeezed peanut butter, fresh lemon juice, gamashio topping. I'm probably forgetting something.
This is just a closer look at the final product. I like stir-fry's because they're super-quick, usually easy and very tasty. You can really add whatever you like to it, just heat it up for a few minutes and toss a few times.


Freedom said...

Purple (Red) kale is so pretty, I wish I could get it here (I live in Australia(. But I shouldn't complain cos I just found an organic market that stocks green kale for the first time about a month ago.

Julie said...

Looks good! Kale is yummy and so good for you~I haven't bought any in awhile--thanks for reminding me! :)

Shawn Powers said...

Mmmm... I just love cashews.

My stir fries are always rather bland, because any commercial "sauce" ends up being so salty. I've never used peanut butter in a stir fry, but perhaps I'll try it. I can just never seem to get the sauce to be tasty...

I particularly like the kale bowl too (both the veggies and the bowl itself) I never realized how cool dishes could be until I started blogging!

Harmonia said...

I'm always looking for Kale ideas! Thanks! Sorry it's been so long since I've been by...I think I am back on track now. I posted 4 or 5 things today.

I will go catch up on your entries! :)

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Love this - and hoisin sauce, why have I not had that in years in my fridge?? And you know I love what say about onions.

Vicki said...

hmmmm. this looks delish, and that final picture is artful. leslie, what is gamashio topping?

Tara said...

The food look yummy. the only time I cooked with kale I didn't like it, but it could be that the recipe wasn't so good, not the kale itself. Perhaps I'll try it again.

ningostar said...

leslie, looks great! stir-fry is my favorite comfort meal... and now, thanks to you, i always add a little bit of peanut butter. it is amazing how much better it makes them taste! school here is coming to a close, and i am looking forward to having more time to play with some of your recipe ideas. thanks for all your posts.