Sunday, 13 July 2014

Chilli Cabbage with Kale and Egg

Well, if there's one thing that this meat-free Monday experiment is making me aware of, it's how quickly the weeks are going by!! By giving a 'title' to a day, it really makes that day seem to come around so much more often!

Here is another little dish that I whipped up last Monday - it would be perfect as a side dish, or a lunch, or you could add a whole bunch more vegetables and serve it with some steamed rice or cauliflower rice to have it for a scrummy main meal.

The meal is free of gluten, grains, dairy, nuts, soy, and sugar, and is so ridiculously jam packed with nutrients that you will feel like a whole new person after eating it! Maybe not, but your body will certainly thank you for all the goodies you're feeding it, and you will feel very virtuous!

The best part is that this can be put together very quickly, and is also a very affordable dish.

Chilli Cabbage with Kale and Egg

Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, sugar-free

2 cups cabbage, sliced (your choice of variety - any will work. I've used just regular cabbage, but Chinese or Savoy would also be great)
1 cup kale (either baby kale leaves, or large kale roughly chopped)
1 cup purple brussel sprouts (you could also use purple carrots or chunks of purple cabbage, or green Brussel sprouts if preferred)
3cm chunk of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated
1 red chilli (1 large or 2 small), thinly sliced - deseed if you like it less spicy, or leave out altogether if you're not a big fan of the stuff
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp coconut aminos or gluten-free soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp hemp seeds (or sesame seeds)
1 hard or soft boiled egg to serve

1. In a frying pan, heat the coconut oil over high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and chilli. Fry quickly for about 30 seconds until aromas are released
2. Add cabbage, brussel sprouts, and kale. Cook until just softened - add coconut aminos (or soy) and mix well. 
3. Remove from heat and add hemp or sesame seeds and sesame oil
4. Serve immediately with the boiled egg.