Creamy Kale Dip. Vegan.

My daughter doesn’t like leafy green vegetables, except cabbage.

To make her eat them, I need to hide them in different dishes. I hide spinach in omlettes and quiches, kale in chillies, soups and shakes.

Sometimes it works, sometimes not, but the older she becomes, the more she understands, so the only way to keep her healthy and fill her up with all the vitamins is to be creative and cook something new all the time.

Last week I made Creamy Kale Dip. I have used cashews instead of the regular dairy products before and it worked great, so this time I decided to use it with kale too.

Every time when I make something new, I let Sophia try it first and then decide if she likes it or not. She isn’t very happy with trying new things, but sometimes I am a little pushy so she has no choice.

When she tried Kale Dip this time her reaction was:

S: “Mommy, I like it.”

Me: “It’s good, isn’t it?”

S: ” Mommy it isn’t good. It’s DELICIOUS!!!” ( these words melt my heart)

She ate it as a side dish, but you can use it as a dip also.

Creamy Kale Dip. Vegan

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Ingredients:

5-6 cups of kale ( de-ribbed and  chopped)

1 garlic glove ( minced)

1 shallot (diced)

1/2 tsp coconut oil

1/4 tsp nutmeg

salt and pepper to taste

Cashew cream sauce:

1 cup raw cashews( soaked in the water for a few hours)

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

salt to taste

a little water

In a deep skillet, melt the coconut butter over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook a bit til fragrant and minsed garlic. Add the kale and toss around to fully coat it with the butter. Cook until tender. Turn the heat down to low and add the 1 cup of cashew cream sauce. Cook long enough for the cashew cream to warm up just a bit and get fully incorporated with the kale.

Cashew cream sauce:

Put all the ingredients in the food processor and puree for a good long while, until everything begins to smooth and turns into a cream.

Enjoy as a dip or a side dish.

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