Monday, December 2, 2013

Coconut, Kale and Root Saute

It's kind of hard to face the reality of the week after such a great Thanksgiving weekend! On Friday we hunted for a Christmas tree and went shopping in the afternoon, which surprisingly wasn't that crowded. I broke down and got a new pair of black Lululemon leggings with a subtle floral print that I am obsessed with, and then had an amazing dinner and watched Elf! We got back from Massachusetts on Saturday to go to our school's football playoff game, which was such a crazy and fun blur. In short, we won, it was a ton of fun, and I'm so glad that we were able to be there for it!

Before I go on to my recipe (that I actually made for Friendsgiving last week), I'd like to share a couple of my favorite pictures from Thanksgiving in Massachusetts! It was so beautiful up there.

This recipe is perfect if you still have leftover veggies from Thanksgiving, or just want a quick and creative side dish! It might sound a little out there, but give it a shot and I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised :)

Coconut Kale and Root Saute

Coconut, Kale and Root Saute

  • 2 medium parsnips
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 cups chopped kale, packed
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • approx. 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Cut parsnips and carrots lengthwise, and chop into half circles about 1/4 inch thick. Finely chop your onion as well.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a medium pan, and add onion. Cover, and stir occasionally until they start to caramelize.
  3. Add salt, parsnips and carrots (and/or any other root vegetables you'd like to mix in).
  4. Cover again and continue to saute over low to medium heat for about 10-15 minutes, or until the vegetables start to soften. Stir occasionally, and lower heat and add a little bit of water if the vegetables start to stick.
  5. Add in kale and coconut shreds, and continue to saute until it is wilted. Remove from heat.
  6. Serve by itself or as a side to any kind of meat. I think that this would be especially good when accompanying fish such as tilapia or even salmon!
Coconut Kale and Root Saute

Try it and let me know how you enjoyed it! The subtle taste of coconut really makes the recipe in my opinion :)

That's all for now, and happy Monday! How was your weekend, and what are you looking forward to this week?


  1. Sounds like a simple and delicious recipe! I just caved and bought some Lululemon too ;)

    1. Thanks! I felt a little guilty about it for a second and then I started wearing worth it :)

  2. I am a regular reader of your blog and no doubt, all the stuff you have posted so far was awesome. The best thing about your blogs is that you always provide content that is helpful for both the newbie and experts. Looking for more stuff and tutorials.


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