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Program #830

Donna Bundrick Griffin

Veggie and Meat Spaghetti Sauce  

1 (13.25-ounce size) package whole wheat linguine
1 (1-pound size) bag NATURE'S GREENS® Kale
1 cup water
1 (14.5-ounce size) can chicken broth
2 tablespoons Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound ground turkey
1 (10-ounce size) package VERSATILE VEGGIES® Diced Celery and Onion
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
2 (14.5-ounce size) can Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, and Oregano
1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Reduced fat Parmesan-style Grated Topping

Cook linguine according to package directions.
Pour water and chicken broth into a medium-size pot and bring to a boil;
spoon kale into boiling water mixture and cook for 20 minutes.
Remove kale from heat and drain well. Set aside.
While linguine and kale are cooking, spoon olive oil into a large skillet; heat to high.
Reduce heat to medium and add ground beef, ground turkey, and chopped celery/onion mixture, stirring to crumble.
Cook for 5-8 minutes or until onion is transparent.
Drain well and add Italian seasoning.
Continue cooking over medium heat for an additional 5 minutes until meat is browned.
Increase heat and stir in tomatoes.
Continue cooking uncovered for 3 minutes or until most of liquid has evaporated.
Stir in milk, salt and pepper.
Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Stir in drained, cooked kale.
Sauce can be served over linguine or tossed with linguine.
Just before serving, sprinkle Parmesan-style grated topping.
Yield: 8 servings.

Fruit and Kale Pizza

1/2 (15-ounce size) pkg. ready to use refrigerated pie crust
2 cups NATURE'S GREENS® Kale
1 teaspoon Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil
2 teaspoon honey
1 (8-ounce size) package reduced fat cream cheese
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 cups sweetened, sliced strawberries
1/8 cup sweetened blueberries

Unroll pie crust onto a 12-inch prepared pizza pan.
Bake in a 450° oven for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool completely.
Chop kale into very small pieces.
Pour olive oil over chopped kale.
With hands, massage olive oil into kale.
Stir honey into kale and set aside.
Soften cream cheese in microwave oven for 30 seconds; cool for 10 minutes.
Stir powdered sugar into cooled cream cheese and spread onto pie crust.
Spoon kale over cream cheese layer.
Arrange sweetened strawberries over kale and spoon sweetened blueberries in the center.
Yield: 14-16 pieces.

Butterscotch Kale Cake

3 cups NATURE'S GREENS® KALE
1 cup water
1 cup low fat milk
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup Canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Cook kale in water over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes.
Drain well, mashing excess water out of kale.
Spoon cooked kale and milk in blender container and pulverize. Set aside.
Stir or sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
Stir egg substitute, oil, and pulverized kale together.
Stir moist ingredient into dry ingredients, mixing well.
Stir in vanilla flavoring, butterscotch chips, and walnuts.
Pour batter into a prepared 10-inch Bundt cake pan.
Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes and invert on desired plate.
If desired, dust lightly with powdered sugar.
Serve with fresh strawberries.

Yield:
24 slices.


Surprise Cheese Bundles

1-1 1/2 cups NATURE'S GREENS® Kale
1-1 1/2 teaspoons Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil
2-3 teaspoons honey
1 (8-ounce size) low fat cream cheese
1 (8-ounce size) pkg. refrigerated crescent rolls
1 cup sliced and sweetened strawberries

In a medium size bowl, finely chop kale.
Pour olive oil over kale and massage oil into kale with hands.
Stir honey gently into kale and set aside.
Soften cream cheese in microwave oven for 30 seconds and set aside to cool.
While cream cheese is cooling, unroll dough into 4 rectangles, firmly pressing perforations together to seal.
Set aside.
Stir together cooled, softened cream cheese and chopped sweetened kale, mixing well.
Spoon 1/4 of the kale-cream cheese mixture in the center of each rectangle of dough.
Bring opposite corners of dough together and press to seal.
Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375° for 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool and serve with sweetened strawberries.
Bundles can also be served with strawberry or cherry pie filling.
Yield: 4 servings

Kale Smoothie
2 pears, unpeeled and chopped
2 bananas
2 cups water
1/2 cup white grape juice
1/4 cup honey
1 handful NATURE'S GREENS® Kale
Blend all ingredients together in a blender pitcher. Enjoy!


Donna Bundrick Griffin
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