While living in Germany, I discovered a different type of love for kale, or as they say "grunkohl." Kale is harvested seasonally during the winter months in Germany between November and the end of February.
In Northern Germany, the lost art of celebrating kale with the Grünkohl Tour still exists, but is more rare in the modern era. I had the opportunity of experiencing the Grunkohl Tour in February of 2015 while living in Germany.
While discovering my love for vintage things in Germany and back in the states, I ran across this skirt that was made in West Germany. I love all things German, and this skirt expresses my love for flowers as well as skirts and dresses with pockets. This vintage handkerchief reminds me of Germany and the vast fields of rapseed blossoming in April and May.
This skirt inspired me to re-create a dairy-free and protein-packed version of the beloved German kale side dish. Kale is a peasant food, and this green cabbage nourished people for hundreds of years. Some days I dream about moving to a European village and the fun moments of creativity with skirt allowed me to live in a little Germanic fairy-tale for a moment. Enjoy!
This skirt is now available my Etsy Account at, The Elizabethan Closet.
Cashew Creamed Kale
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves 2 - 3
10 oz bag of kale, chopped
1/3 cup cashews, soaked
1 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp vegan butter
1 cup veggie broth
1 cup nondairy milk
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp miso
1/4 garlic salt
pinch salt, nutmeg, pepper
In a deep pan, or pot, heat the butter and stir fry the onion for 1 -2 minutes. Add the broth and cook until the onions are softened, around 5 minutes. Transfer the onions and broth to a blender and add all the remaining ingredients, except for the kale.
Puree until smooth. Pour the mixture bag into the pan and add in the kale. Mix frequently and sautée until tender, which is around five minutes of cooking.
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com