Ginger Sesame Kale

1. Place all ingredient except water into a large mixing bowl, and marinate for about 15-20 minutes.
2. Heat a large wok or skillet over medium heat, and transfer ingredients.
3. Sauté for a few minutes until some pieces of kale and garlic are slightly crispy.
4 Add water and cover the pan to steam until kale is a bit wilted, but still crisp. Stir briefly, then remove from heat. Serve immediately.

Typically, when we make kale, first we heat the oil, then sauté the garlic and ginger for a minute or so, and THEN add the remaining ingredients. This time, my intention was to marinate the kale and serve it raw, (which is what we did at first), but I later changed my mind and sautéed it instead. (It tasted amazing raw, despite being a little garlicky.) It came out awesome this way, but this isn’t to say it was the “proper” method. Just experimenting on accident, and quite pleased with the results.

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I have been following Paleo / Primal guidelines for nearly two years, and have maintained a 100 pound weight loss as a result. (No Crossfit, just moderate exercise and sticking to Paleo about 98% of the time.) After making a huge career change to focus on raising my son, I began working part time at our local health store. It's a wonderful place to share what I have learned, and has in turn been very helpful as I prepare to become a Certified Nutritional Consultant. I love to cook, and am excited to share some of my endeavors here!
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  • 2 Bunches Kale, rinsed, bite sized pieces torn away from stems
  • 1 1/2 TBS Sesame Chili Oil
  • 1 TBS Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 1/2 - 2 TBS fresh grated Ginger
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 TBS Sesame Seeds
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 TBS Water