This recipe was inspired by a Kenyan dish called Mukimo. You blend up boiled potatoes with baby kale, garlic, plant-based butter and a bit of salt and pepper.
It’s a tasty way to fancy up your mashed potatoes while also adding in some healthy greens.
- 6 small yellow potatoes, cut into quarters
- 1 cup baby kale or spinach, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic or 1 tsp garlic granules
- 1 Tbsp plant-based butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, cover the cut potatoes with water and boil them for 10-15 minutes until tender.
In the meantime, put the baby kale, garlic, plant butter, salt and pepper in a food processor.
Drain most of the water from the potatoes, then pour them into the food processor on top of the baby kale – the heat will be enough to gently cook the kale.
Blend it all up into a relatively smooth consistency (some flecks of kale are ok!)
Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. Serve with plant-based chick’n nuggets or as a yummy side to your favorite protein.
I am feeling calmed by the words of physicist Stephen Hawking: “The universe doesn’t allow perfection.”
And my meditation teacher: “Relax. Nothing is under control.”
Today will go however it is going to go. May you flow easily with your imperfect day too.