If you’re looking to add new healthy recipes to your cooking repertoire, look for nutritional foods that contain vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other healing agents for your body. Refined food, including refined sugar, salt, and grains, contains little or no healthful nutrients. It may be a little more expensive and take a little longer to find fresh ingredients, but definitely worth it.
KALE, BLACK BEANS, RED PEPPERS & PINE NUTS
Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes. Serves: 4
3 Tbsp organic, extra virgin olive oil
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 large red onion
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
*4 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp oregano
½ cup pine nuts, roasted
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 (15.5 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2-1/2 cups organic vegetable stock
8 leaves of kale, (stem removed) ripped in pieces
Heat olive oil in large, heavy bottom frying pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onions, and red pepper; cook until softened and browned. Add chia seeds and toast about 30 seconds. Add oregano, salt and pepper. Add black beans and heat through. Add vegetable stock and bring mixure to a boil, then turn to low. Before serving, turn heat up and add kale; cook until kale has softened and turned bright green. Mix in roasted pine nuts or sprinkle on top.
*Chia Seeds, high in omega 3’s, calcium, and fiber
Serve alone or with salad, veggie burger, or baked organic chicken and quinoa.
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