Good morning, dear ones! How was your weekend?
I was off to Seattle area on business and got to stay in a darling little bed and breakfast and have Baked French Toast with Apples. It was so fun to have a little excursion, sleep under a down comforter, and oh, that big ol’ clawfoot tub was fabulous. 🙂
After the business conference was over I got to spend the weekend with my dear friends Bekah and Trish. These women never fail to inspire me with their creativity and fabulous talents as photographer and writer/social media strategist. It was so nice to get to see them face to face, sharing fears and frustrations, thrills and accomplishments, laughing hard about our muss ups and celebrating the good things in our lives.
We talked a lot about creativity and beauty, how essential they are to our happiness and well-being. So Sunday afternoon was devoted to sprucing up my blog, feeling so excited when I figured out how to design my own header!! I also added some of my sketches to Facebook and am so happy to be developing these little creative outlets.
What is your creative outlet? Is there something you’d like to learn that you haven’t tried yet? Painting? Sewing? Photography?
After happily indulging in a steady diet of donuts and Cheerios today, I am ready to get back to healthy, nourishing food like this dish of kale sauteed with tomato and garlic topped with Parmesan cheese. Mmm, it’s one of my favorite quick ways to get greens into my diet.
This dish is my contribution to Chaya’s Meatless Mondays. Pop over to see more inspiring dishes!
Sauteed Kale with Tomatoes, Garlic and Parmesan
one bunch kale, rinsed and chopped
2-3 Roma tomatoes, diced (or 1 can diced tomatoes, drained)
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
1/4-1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- Place kale in skillet of boiling salted water, simmer for 5-10 minutes until kale is tender. Drain.
- In another skillet cook tomatoes and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes.
- Add kale and cook another 5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour into serving dish and top with Parmesan cheese.