Today’s recipe for Sausage and Kale Sauté comes after a bit of a hiatus. Regular posting is a little tough lately because my job is very busy and my commute is just as long as ever. But G’s commute just got a LOT shorter. Yay! He is no longer schlepping into New York City everyday on the train. Now that he works much closer to home our lives are already easier. Whew! This new recipe is a great one for when he makes dinner: fast and easy and perfect for a weeknight dinner. It’s also great to make ahead and take to the office for lunch.
The Dr. Oz Show
Before we get to the recipe I want to share an interesting happening. Have you heard of Dr. Oz? I’m sure many of you have. He’s a successful cardiologist and popular author and TV host. Well, one of his producers has been recruiting people for an upcoming episode featuring the Paleo Diet. They reached out to me with a few questions on my Paleo success story. The only problem is the questions focus a lot on total weight loss. The request was for “before” and “after” photos, total weight loss, size before and size after, etc… They also asked about medical condition symptom reversal but the focus of the show seems to be mainly about weight loss. My paleo success is primarily a health story. I don’t really have a remarkable “before” picture. So I submitted my “after” photo and told my Paleo story and we shall see if they are still interested.
On the Paleo Spirit Facebook page I posed the following question,
“Aren’t the health benefits of Paleo just as important as dramatic weight loss?”
Here are a few of the answers I received:
“More so, imo, because not everyone who is overweight has medical issues.” – Danica
“And not everyone with medical issues is overweight…” – Michelle
“I went Paleo to help an autoimmune disease. The weight loss was a wonderful side effect.” – Kelly
“Absolutely!!!! I believe they can be (and in my case are) interrelated. Having Multiple Sclerosis, Irritable Bowel, and being overweight, I am living proof of the multiple benefits of choosing to live a Paleo lifestyle. I was super sick and terribly weak and those were my motivators, for sure. Now, fourteen months and 45 pounds later, my MS symptoms are almost non existent and I have not had one digestive flare up. So as far as I’m concerned, the health benefits are the driving force, with weight loss being the (grain free, refined sugar free) icing on the cake!!! – Michele
It will be a few days before I find out if they will have me on the Dr. Oz Show. Even if I am not one of the selected guests, my hope is they will focus primarily on the health benefits of Paleo with the weight loss aspects featured as just another great side effect. No matter what happens, only good can come from the word about Paleo getting out to the masses.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
Sausage and Kale Sauté Recipe
This sausage and kale dish is SO good! If you think kale is only good as a garnish you may doubt that declaration. But please consider that sausage can make almost anything taste good. For me, kale is a favorite food so I would eat it even without the sausage. The great thing about this particular recipe is how easy it is. You only need four ingredients and it takes very little time. My two boys even ate this sausage and kale dish and didn’t just pick out the sausage!
Here’s what you need:
- 1 pound sausage
- 1 bunch organic kale
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
- Remove sausage from its casing and brown in a large pan.
- Add the diced onion and continue cooking on medium until the onions are soft.
- Remove the spine from the kale and chop into bite size pieces. Add the kale to the pan with the sausage and onions and stir and cook until it turns bright green and softens to your taste. (Between 5-10 minutes)
- Remove sausage and kale mixture from the heat, stir in the chopped red bell pepper.
- Serve warm.
Come on. Give kale a chance!
Check out my other kale recipes:
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week