Vegan ‘Scallop’ & Kale Green Pizza~Gluten-free

Vegan ‘Scallop’ & Kale Green Pizza~Gluten-free

Fancy pizza tonight? Are you going to get them from a takeaway or make it yourself? Yeah, I do like a pizza for dinner sometimes, but not from a takeaway today. Most of the time, I like to make it from scratch (also from my heart) for my tight budget!

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Slow Cook Kale & Butternut Squash Dal (羽衣甘藍 & 南瓜, 印度豆)

Slow Cook Kale & Butternut Squash Dal (羽衣甘藍 & 南瓜, 印度豆)

 

Dal or dhal is a dried pulse which has been split. The outer hull is usually stripped off; dal that has not been hulled is described as chilka (skin), e.g. chilka urad dal, mung dal chilka.

Dhal is the Indian staple made from split pulses. They’re high in fibre, full of good protein, low in calories, fat-free, quick and easy to cook, reasonable cheap, substantial, versatile and delicious. It can serve with rice or naan bread. The chana dhal, an Indian chickpea, used most often to make dhal in India. But now, most of the people use the yellow split peas, red or green lentil instead. Split peas will give a slightly creamier dhal. If you can’t find fresh curry leaves, you can use frozen one like me.

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Kale, Grapefruit & Black Rice Salad with Pomegranate ~ 羽衣甘藍、 葡萄柚 & 石榴黑米沙律

Kale, Grapefruit & Black Rice Salad with Pomegranate ~ 羽衣甘藍、 葡萄柚 & 石榴黑米沙律

Kale, Grapefruit & Black Rice Salad with Pomegranate ~ 羽衣甘藍、 葡萄柚 & 石榴黑米

This is what I have for my weekend dinner. Yes, salad for my dinner only! I make it warm salad not cold, and it can fill up my full belly after I finish it.

I make up the dressing from scratch and that’s all I have in my fridge, or you can make up your own choice.

Kale, Grapefruit & Black Rice Salad with Pomegranate

Ingredient:               (Serve 3 or 4)

  • 100g Chopped Kale, washed
  • 1 Red Grapefruits, peeled and segments removed
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate arils
  • 1 cup Cooked Black Rice
  • 1/4 cup Toasted Chopped Walnut pieces

For the dressing: 

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and Black pepper

IMG_5644Kale, Grapefruit & Black Rice Salad with Pomegranate ~ 羽衣甘藍、 葡萄柚 & 石榴黑米

Method:

  1. Wash the chopped kale, and remove the tough stalks. Toss the kale into a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drained.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine all the salad ingredients and toss.
  3. For the dressing, whisk together the oil, mustard, lemon juice altogether, then pour over the salad, and gently toss to coat the dressing. Season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Serve immediately.

Baked Kale Chips ~ Low-fat, Low-salt 低油,低鹽

Baked Kale Chips ~ Low-fat, Low-salt 低油,低鹽

Baked Kale Chips

OMG! I can’t believe that I can bake the kale chips so easily. It won’t take not much time, I have my kale chips after 30 minutes of cleaning the kale to serve! And it is so light and crispier than you can imagine!

Besides, I just use a few spritzes of some olive oil and liquid salt over it, and that’s enough seasoning for me. Or, if you prefer to have more flavouring, you can sprinkle some smoke paprika for a spicy kick.

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Easy Kale, Tomato & Tofu Quiche ~ Vegan, Gluten-free 無麩質

Easy Kale, Tomato & Tofu Quiche ~ Vegan, Gluten-free 無麩質

Easy Kale, Tomato & Tofu Quiche ~ Vegan, Gluten-free

I can’t wait to test out the vegan ‘grated’ cheddar cheese after I worked up for it yesterday.

Although this recipe is labelled for a vegan, but I enclose some tips for non-vegan users as well, so don’t be afraid and keep reading until the end of this post.

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Fennel, Kale and Rice Gratin ~ Vegan Friendly

Fennel, Kale and Rice Gratin ~ Vegan Friendly

Fennel, Kale and Rice Gratin

Nothing much will do for tonight, and haven’t plan of anything, so try to find something to occupy and interesting to spent. Then I went to the supermarket and browse around to see anything attract me, and I found one of this: Fennel on the bargain corner.

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Quinoa & Cavolo Nero Warm Salad with Thai Dressing

Quinoa, Kale Warm Salad with Thai Dressing

Salad ? 

I suppose all of you can make your own salad, so what’s this exceptional? Yes, this particularly  appetizing Thai salad dressing is what I want to share with you all.

Kale and the Thai dressing play the main part of this salad.

The cold weather slipped in all over England already, but I feel it is not autumn or fall temperature, it just so cold for me, I will say it is winter not autumn, although the trees still have the green on it.

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Mediterranean Soup with Cavolo Nero

Mediterranean Soup with Cavolo Nero

Mediterranean Soup with Cavolo Nero

Mediterranean Soup with Cavolo Nero

Cavalo Nero‘ a loose-leafed cabbage from Tuscany, Italy. It is the family of kale. The leaves are a very dark green, almost black, hence its name, which translates as ‘black cabbage’. It has a pleasantly tangy, bitter flavour, with a sweet aftertaste. Some people spell this ‘cavalo nero’

Why is the kale good for us?  Kale is an excellent source of vitamins K, A and C, as well as containing useful amounts of manganese, copper and phytochemicals, which are believed to help against certain types of cancer. And the vitamin A help to maintain normal skin, vision and helps the immune system to function normally. Rich in vitamin C content plays a role in the formation of collagen for blood vessels, bone, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth and increases iron absorption. Vitamin K plays a role in normal blood clotting and plays a role in maintaining normal bones.

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Kale, Lentil and Quorn sausage Soup (vegetarian)

Kale, Lentil and Quorn sausage Soup

Kale, Lentil and Quorn sausage Soup

Kale, Lentil and Quorn sausage Soup

This is one of the favourable soup that I always love to make.  one of  my comfort food.  It is full of protein, full of flavour, full of good nutrients.

What kind of meal is the easiest and fastest to make, I think it must be the SOUP.

It can be vegan friendly if you skip the quorn sausage, use tofu or tempeh instead.

Kale, Lentil and Quorn sausage Soup  (vegetarian)

Ingredient:               ( serve 8 )

  •   1 1/2 cup dried Lentil, washed         ( I used red and brown lentil, both )
  •   2 Vegetarian Quorn sausages, sliced
  •   2 Medium size Carrot, diced
  •   2 Celery Stalks, Diced
  •   2 cloves garlic, minced      ( I didn’t use )
  •   1 medium Onion, peeled and diced      ( I didn’t use )
  •   1 Chilli pepper, finely chopped
  •   1 or 2 tinned  Chopped tomatoes
  •   1 pack of Fresh kale, washed
  •   2 pt of Mushroom stock
  •   Salt and Black pepper to season
  •   Vegan Parmesan cheese for sprinkle the top
Kale, Lentil and Quorn sausage Soup

Kale, Lentil and Quorn sausage Soup

Method: 

  1. In a large saucapen,  add the onion and garlic ( if you use it ) ,with  the diced carrots, celery, and sliced sausages,  cook for few minutes until the vegetables get soft.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes, chilli pepper, kales, lentils, come with the mushroom stock, and bring to the boil,  reduce the heat and let it simmer for about half hour and more until the lentils are tender.
  3. Taste, and adjust the seasonings as your desire.
  4. Serving warm with sprinkle with vegan parmesan cheese on top.

Note: 

  • You can use any kind of vegetables that you got but I perfer the kale for more nutrients.
  • This soup can freeze well, so I doubled up the quantity and freeze half of it for some of your lazy day. :p
  • Skip to use the quorn sausages, it will be for vegan as well.
  • Enjoy it!