Kale and Bacon

YUM! This is my favorite snack now a days. It’s really filling without being an energy drainer.  It’s also pretty quick to make.  Here is where I found the original recipe.  Check out her helpful pictures! I will have to add some later.  I wanted to eat it, not take pics of it…

Ingredients:

1 bunch of kale (think medium-sized bowl full), thinly chopped (take out big stems)
3 slices of nitrate-free bacon cut into 1/4 inch pieces
lemon juice to taste
sea salt
ground black pepper

  1. Cook the bacon in a non-stick pan until crisp.
  2. Add in kale (medium heat). Stir for a few minutes until slightly wilted.
  3. Squeeze lemon juice over the top, serve in bowl or on a plate.

I bought a bag of kale from Trader Joe’s.  It lasted forever and was pretty cheap.  I think this would also work well as a side dish.

Sweet Potato Apple Hash

We got the outline for this recipe here. (You have to scroll about half way down the page to find it.)

However, our kitchen and our taste buds changed the recipe some.  Here is what we did instead:

3 small organic sweet potatoes, diced small

2 red delicious apples, diced small

1/2 yellow onion, diced small

2 tbsp. bacon grease

1 package bacon without nitrates

1. In a large nonstick pan, cook the bacon and remove it. Remove all but 2 tbsp of the grease.

2. Sautee potatoes and onions until potatoes just begin to soften. (I was surprised that the onions and the potatoes finished at about the same time.) Cut up bacon into bite size pieces after it has cooled.

3. Add the apples, after they have softened add back the bacon pieces. Serve.

I think it would have tasted a lot better if we had followed the recipe. The green apples would have had a better flavor.  The sausage may not have overpowered everything like the bacon did.  However, I’m still not used to such rich foods at breakfast.  Maybe I can adjust… or maybe I can find something that is more to my liking.

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