I do enjoy mixing flavors and textures as much as I can, for me it keeps life in the kitchen more exciting. For real though... I should move in into a giant kitchen and have a bed in the corner. It is the most used room in the house for me. Cooking is such a fulfilling activity for me, to the point that if I don't cook for a couple of days my mood feels a little off but as soon as I turn the stove on and start chopping is like magic in the air all over again.
This dish was inspired by a recipe I found over Paleo Leap ( https://paleoleap.com/ ), I was working on a project a few weeks back and used this recipe as an inspiration, tweaked a few things and a new recipe is added to my recipe book. I had it for breakfast but this can easily be eaten at any time of the day.
- 4 sausages (I used Bratwurst for this recipe, hotdog also works), sliced
- 5-6 collard greens leaves, stems removed and finely chopped
- 2 apples (I like Fiji the best), cubbed
- 1 tbsp lard (you can use any cooking fat you prefer)
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 small onion (optional), chopped
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Topping: Kimch (optional)
1. Heat the lard in a large skillet over medium heat.
2. Add the chopped onions (if using) and sautee until fragrant 1-2 minutes. Add the sausage and cook till golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the collard green and cook for about 2 minutes, next you will add the cubed apples and cook for another 2 minutes.
3. Splash the vinegar and cook for 1 minute. Adjust the seasoning to your taste.
4. Now... time to eat!
I topped it off with some Kimchi, I like to add fermented foods on my day to day diet routine so I can keep feeding the good gut bacteria. The more variety of foods you eat, the better will be for your overall health. Each food has its own colony of bacterias that help our body to thrive. That is why it is so important to eat as much as you can from all the colors of the rainbow and mix as many ingredients as you can.
Here a few health benefits for the ingredients used in this dish:
Kimchi: improves digestion, increase immunity & anti-aging
Collard Greens: bone-building, helps the liver cleanse and detoxify fat & prevents drug resistance
Apple: helps fight asthma symptoms, high in fiber & anti-inflammatory
Hope this gets you inspired and motivated to put your aprons on and start cooking. Don't only feed your hunger, but fuel your body. Food is medicine and real food can do wonders to you.
Let me know what you think about this recipe, and when you cook it please share it with me using #PetraFlor so I can see it too.