A First For Me & Paleo Fried Eggplant Recipe

Good Morning!  Can you believe I’ve never had kale before? Well, before yesterday anyway.  I decided to buy some at the farmers market since I always see it mentioned around the blog world.  I massaged most of it according to Kristen’s directions.

First I washed a big bunch of it to remove any grit and removed the leaves from the stems.

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Post massaging.

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I also made some kale chips!

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Yes, I realize I’m a little late to the kale chip party but I liked them!

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After sleeping in a little, I got in the kitchen and made breakfast.

We’ve been cooking our bacon in the oven.  350 for 20-25 minutes.

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We were all out of berries, so breakfast was an omelet split between us, roasted sweet potato and bacon.

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Coffee with homemade almond milk.

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I also had a Paleo Pumpkin Muffin with almond butter while I was cooking.

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After breakfast we headed to the farmers market.  I love fresh pineapple.

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When we got home, Dane sliced the strawberries and pineapple and I worked on the kale mentioned above.

We had an eggplant in the fridge that needed to be used, so I fried it up for lunch.

Paleo Fried Eggplant

Ingredients

1 eggplant
2 eggs
1 cup almond meal/flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
coconut oil

Directions

1. Heat coconut oil over medium high heat.
2. Slice the eggplant
3. Whisk eggs and combine almond meal, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.
4. Dip eggplant in the egg and then the almond meal mixture.
5. Add the slices to the oil and brown on both sides.

fried eggplant

Dane made a delicious dinner.  A few weeks ago I e-mailed him a recipe for Taco “Rice” Stuffed Acorn Squash and we agreed we need to try it soon.  Last night was the night.

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You can find the recipe that he followed here.

What do you do with massaged kale?

What is your favorite fresh fruit?

Is there something you’ve never tried but it seems everyone else has?


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Comments

  1. 1

    A mango and kale salad such as this one is always good! I had to use peaches, though, since my husband is allergic to mangoes. (Yes, he’s allergic to those, too!) ;-)

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aarti-sequeira/massaged-kaleC-salad-recipe/index.html
    Carrie @ Season It Already! recently posted..SBS: Breakfast Goodies!My Profile

  2. 4

    I love kale! Raw, sauteed, massaged, chips, juiced and in smoothies. For massaged kale, i like to add some lemon and honey after massaging then some sliced strawberries and sunflower seed =)

    Btw your cat looks like mine ;)
    Jenny @ Paleofoodiekitchen recently posted..Day 12 – 21 Day Sugar DetoxMy Profile

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    Matt @ The Athlete's Plate says:

    Mmm bacon :)

  4. 7

    Yay you made two of my favorite things! I love kale. Like love love love it. My kids eat it raw! They must get it from me. I actually just made massaged kale today with olive oil, lemon juice, fresh garlic, and salt. My plan is to just add some balsamic vinegar and avocado. Then just eat it like a salad. We’ll see!
    Kristen@Change of Pace recently posted..Whole30 Day 14My Profile

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  1. [...] Sunday started with a REALLY good breakfast.  I made a breakfast hash with a sweet potato, onion, mushrooms, red pepper, yellow pepper, kale and leftover taco meat. [...]

  2. [...] Taco Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash – This is the second time we’ve had this.  It’s yummy! [...]

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