Pasta of choice (about 80g per person is sufficient)
1 cup kale with main stalk removed
1/2 cup chopped ham
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan
salt and pepper to taste


Set a pot of salted water to boil. In the meantime, fry the onion and chopped ham in a tablespoon of olive oil.

When the water boils, add your pasta too cook according to instructions on the packet. Then add the chopped kale 2 minutes before cooking time is up, and cover the pot. I found that I could turn the hob off at this point and let everything cook in the residual heat.

Drain, reserving some water from the pasta (about 2 tablespoons). Add the onions and ham andĀ Parmesan.IMG_20150607_123720 IMG_20150607_124125
Stir the ingredients together to combine everything. Serve hot with some freshly ground pepper.


I’ve been meaning to try out kale since it seems so popular in cooking forums/pages lately and I finally did so – my first dish with kale was a simple one.

You will need to rinse and then remove the thicker stalks. You will notice that the stalk is quite tough but this will soften and taste great on cooking. It might feel like spinach, but it seems to take quite a bit longer to cook and the taste is similar to a tasty cabbage.

You will need:

100g kale

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon diced chili

salt and pepper to taste

50g feta cheese

Chop up roughly and place in a wok with a tablespoon of oil, as well as some chili, garlic, salt and pepper. Sautee for about 15-20 minutes or until cooked to your liking. I added a few tablespoons of water after a few minutes to create a steaming effect. When it was almost cooked I crumbled some feta cheese into the pan. Stir every few minutes to cook uniformly. Serve hot or cold.

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