The Simple Spores of Peace

FragilePeace WMa Blog Blast for Peace, Nov. 4, 2014

Directions for a peaceful meal and a peaceful world:

Mix together with loving hands, let everyone to get to know each other, and adjust the seasonings to encourage beautiful harmony.

Hands of love forge peace meals through chemical action in a kitchen.

With each shared meal, peaceful spores flit about on the wind, seeking new soil, where they implant and grow in the most rocky or decayed soil.

Enjoy this gentle recipe.

KaleShroomsOnionBalsamicBaby Kale with Mushrooms, Onions, and Balsamic Vinegar


2 T olive oil

8 oz mushrooms, sliced or left whole

1 cup onion, chopped

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

5 oz baby kale

Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Sea salt to taste (not too much, just a turn of the grinding knob)

1 T balsamic vinegar

Optional: grated Parmesan and crushed red pepper flakes

Spoon Mage™ Note:

Do not over stir when ingredients require browning. It is contact with the skillet that encourages the savory browned bits.


Swirl the oil inside a wok or skillet with tall sides that has been preheated over medium high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the mushrooms, onions, and red bell pepper.

Stir for 4 minutes, then reduce the heat to medium.

Sauté until the veggies soften and brown, about 6 minutes.

Add the garlic and sauté for two more minutes, releasing the garlicky aroma.

Add the baby kale, in batches if necessary and stir until they start to turn a bright green, about 3 minutes. If you use regular kale, cook a few minutes longer with the lid on to help steam it to a nice finish.

Season with black pepper and salt, Pour into a serving dish and stir in the balsamic vinegar.

Serve hot with the optional Parmesan and crushed red pepper flakes.


Janice, aka The Spoon Mage™ at Mindful Palate




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