I don’t know about all of you but I don’t think kale looks very appetizing. I tried to juice it some time ago and quickly realized that the kale juicing trend just wasn’t for me. It was the smell of the kale that turned me off… or maybe it was the green juice?
In any case it just didn’t work me.
But I’m no fool and it has been obvious to me that kale is the new super food and anything considered a super food is worth trying. So after I had a very successful round of kale and orzo soup I wanted to figure out how I could do more.
So I looked in my fridge.
And to no surprise I found one of my favorite things… CHICKEN SAUSAGE! Further investigation of the fridge and pantry were successful when I found orzo and chicken broth and there it was. Staring at me. Daring me to eat it.
I love Google. Google has solved countless problems for me over the course of its life and I have no doubt it will continue to serve me in only the best way possible. So I simple typed into that wonderful Google search bar “chicken sausage, orzo, and kale” and THIS recipe popped up.
Gosh Google- I love you.
But I hate following recipes. Measuring just isn’t my thing. So I typically take recipe ideas and concepts and just make it my own. Sometimes I spice it up. Sometimes I make it.
So here is the recipe (u’ll notice I use some different measurement terms- for example why measure in cups for kale when they come in stalks?)
- 3 pieces low fat chicken sausage (I used Italian flavor)
- 1-2 orzo (I made the mistake of using the entire 1lb the recipe linked recommended and well I think that was an error because I will be eating Orzo for the rest of my life)
- 4 stalks kale
- 2 big tomatoes
- ½ cup chicken broth
- Few shakes Red pepper flakes
- 1tsp Minced garlic
- ½ cup cheese (I used Parmesan but use whatever you would like)
And it was simple. Cooked sausage on George Foreman first. Cut up in chunks. Boiled the orzo for about 4 minutes and then transferred over to the chicken broth to soak up that goodness which was another 10 minutes or so. While that was going on I was sauteing garlic and red pepper flakes on the stove with some olive oil and then threw in the sausage kale and tomatoes. The original recipe said cherry tomatoes and I didn’t have those so I used big tomatoes and didn’t have to wait for them to “burst” so I think that was a win for me.
Eventually, throw it all together.
Add in your cheese.
Eat. Love. Sleep.