AIP Food Sides & Sauces

MOST Gorgeous Green Kale Good-Stuff + Giveaway (AIP/Paleo)

May 11, 2016

 

Formerly Known As Green Goop Sauce

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

So, I haven’t exactly been shouting it from the roof tops, but I’ve hit a pretty bad adrenal fatigue wall. At least, that’s what I think it is. In fact, I’ve been laying pretty low.

As a result of this adrenal ‘stuff’, I’ve been doubling down on my efforts to increase the nutrient density of my diet. And, so alongside my side of fermented veggies on my dinner (and breakfast and lunch) plate every day, I’ve been adding a hefty dollop of this… My green kale good-stuff.

Why kale?

This is why kale…

Kale is an uber popular leafy green and a member of the cabbage family. It is related to cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts.

There are different types of kale. (The one pictured below is known as cavelo nero or black kale). Leaves can be green or purple in color, and have either a smooth or curly shape.

Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. It is:

  • loaded with antioxidants
  • an excellent source of Vitamin C
  • one of the best sources of Vitamin K
  • high in beta-carotene
  • good for your eyes

JFC Take One Bunch Of Kale

So, today I bring you my green kale good stuff.

This little invention of mine is kind of a pesto-y, tapenade-y, green sauce-y number that is chock full of green good stuff. I’m a teeny bit smitten and I’m not kidding when I tell you that I’m adding it to (almost) everything.

Including my very simple Sunday breakfast…

Green Eggs and Ham

I was going to call this puppy my GORGEOUS Green Goop. Truly, I was. But, when I informally surveyed a couple of my nearest and dearest, it wasn’t the most popular choice. There may even have been derisive laughter.

I got the message. Goop is not a word that sells. Apparently. Unless your name is Gwyneth. Which mine isn’t.

Here’s the recipe for my little, green, nutrient dense invention, but please – whatever you do – don’t forget to read to the bottom to be in to win the giveaway…

SuperKALEYfragalistic Sauce (AIP/Paleo)
 
Author: 
Recipe type: Sides & Sauces
Cuisine: AIP fusion!
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
This recipe is AIP friendly
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch kale, washed and with stalks removed
  • 1 bunch parsley, washed and with stalks removed
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 or 5 anchovies
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Method
  1. Roughly chop your kale and parsley. place into the bowl of your food processor.
  2. Add garlic clove, anchovies, capers and lemon juice.
  3. With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil through the funnel of your processor until mixed thoroughly. Whiz until it becomes a paste. You may need to stop your machine a couple of times and push the leaves down the sides of the bowl to ensure an even consistency.
  4. Stop the food processor and taste. Season accordingly.
JFC Green Good_Zoodles

Ways I’ve incorporated this nutrient dense puppy into my life…

  • Added to eggs (for your very own AIP reintro’ green eggs and ham) 
  • A generous dollop stirred into a bowl of soup
  • Drizzled over roasted vegetables
  • Stuffed into chicken thighs and baked (a little like this)
  • Schmeared over freshly grilled fish
  • Used as a sauce for your favourite AIP pizza base (mine is found in The Healing Kitchen)
  • Stirred through zoodles (and topped with Crackling’ Chicken)

. . . . . . . . . .

And, as promised, it’s giveaway time!

I’ve decided to hold a wee giveaway to name my green kale good stuff, formerly known as GORGEOUS Green Goop.

If you win this giveaway, not only is there the possibility of naming rights for this puppy (and frankly, how can you resist that offer?) But, wait! There’s more…

The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook - Metric VersionOne lucky person will also receive a signed copy of the lovely Mickey Trescott’s The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook. This is the book I recommend for those looking to start the Autoimmune Protocol. It’s a ripper! Full to the brim of easy, accessible recipes to make your nutrient dense approach a whole lot easier…

“And, just what do I need to do to enter?” – I hear you ask?

To be into win a print copy of ‘The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, signed by Mickey herself, all you need to do is follow these instructions…

There are 2 super easy steps to enter –

1. Subscribe to my newsletter.

Either signup HERE or click the link at the top right corner of this page. If you already receive my newsletter, you’re good to go! No need to sign up again.

2. Help a girl out by leaving a comment on this post telling me just which name you suggest (you can even choose one from the list provided if your brain isn’tGreen Goop Naming Options firing on all cylinders today). Just be sure to pick your preferred name!

A Couple of Things to Note –

This giveaway is international. Yep – you could live in Timbuktu, and if you win – I’ll send the cookbook to you!
The winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, 19th May at midday Australian Eastern Time.

Please note that this giveaway is now over.

The winning name: SuperKALEYfragalistic Sauce!

 

 

This recipe features in the Phoenix Helix Recipe Roundtable

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  • lucy May 11, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Great post!!! Magical elixir of green Goodness is the perfect name for this amazing sauce.

    • Joanna Frankham May 13, 2016 at 11:05 am

      ‘Elixir’ is a very good word, isn’t it Lucy?

  • Gita May 11, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Goody Goody green sauce
    Good for you Kale sauce

    • Joanna Frankham May 13, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Goody Goody kind of makes me think of the school nerd, Gita… I guess it IS kale we are talking about!

      • Gita May 13, 2016 at 7:57 pm

        That’s where I got it from Jo. I second your choice, from your list can’t go past Super-Kaley…… ‘& agree with you there should be ‘kale’ in the name. How about ‘Kaleful of goodness’?

  • Kaye May 13, 2016 at 11:02 am

    YUM MUCH!!! Your recipes are smashing Jo. Go you!

    How about…. Green Goddessauce. Godda get some in ya.

    • Joanna Frankham May 13, 2016 at 11:06 am

      …along with a side of the ‘buch?

  • Misty May 13, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I can’t resist Super-Kaley-Fragalistic Sauce!!!

    • Joanna Frankham May 13, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Misty – That’s The Bacon Mum’s offering. It’s a goody, isn’t it?

  • angela May 13, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    frog sauce….fun, like your sauce!

    • Joanna Frankham May 14, 2016 at 11:50 am

      Oooh – what about KERMIT sauce, Angela?

  • Theresa May 13, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Since you are using it in your attempt to overcome adrenal fatigue, how about Green Get-up-and-go Sauce? Or skip “sauce” altogether and say Green Get-up-and-go Goodness, since it is not just a sauce but a multi-purpose dish?

    • Joanna Frankham May 14, 2016 at 11:51 am

      I need all the ‘get up and go’ impetus I can get! Thanks, Theresa!

  • Roxanne Sykes May 14, 2016 at 1:41 am

    I agree kale should appear in the name so how about “Kale Green Goodness Sauce”? I have a ton of kale so will try it soon– it’s so easy in the NutriBullet!!

    • Joanna Frankham May 14, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Roxanne – It would be SUPER easy in the NutriBullet. I agree.

      I just added some to my carrot and zucchini fritters for breakfast (AIP reintro’) – this baby is versatile with a capital ‘V’!

  • Sheri Kissner Battaglia May 14, 2016 at 1:54 am

    I vote for Joanna’s Bodacious Green Tapenade
    Sheri 🙂

    • Joanna Frankham May 14, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Sheri – ‘Bodacious’ is a great word, isn’t it? My Dad loves that, too.

  • Denise May 14, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Since it is a sauce, how about Saucy Kale Goodness? Or Saucy Kale-Green Goodness?

    • Joanna Frankham May 14, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Good thinking, Batman – I like the use of sauce as an adjective! 🙂

  • Punica May 15, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Kale Green Glory sauce! Can’t wait to whip some up.

  • Punica May 16, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Or…Green Glory Kale Sauce?

    • Joanna Frankham May 16, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Punica – you’re on a roll! 🙂

  • Katherine May 17, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Oh my Green Goodness!

    • Joanna Frankham May 17, 2016 at 8:40 am

      It sure is green! Thanks Katherine. 🙂

  • Becky May 17, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Joanna, Sounds Divine! Looks Extraordinary good!

    How about:
    1. Extraordinarily Good Green Sauce
    2. Extraordinary Kale Sauce
    3. Kale Divinity or Kale Divinity Sauce
    4. ACE Green Sauce (ACE for antioxidants, Vitamin C, & eyes) & of course an Ace being top card?
    5. ACE Kale Sauce
    6. Divine ACE Kale Sauce
    7. Divine Kale Goodness

    8. Zippity-do-da Green Kale Sauce or
    Zippity Kale Sauce, or
    Zippity-do-da Kale Sauce

    Last one- Zippy Green Kale Sauce

    • Joanna Frankham May 17, 2016 at 8:40 am

      You. Are. On. A. Roll. Girlfriend!

      Talk about raising the bar…!

  • Heidi Berglund May 17, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Awesome post! Thank you so much for the recipe. As a new AIP’er (4 weeks) I am looking for ways to add more nutrients in to my diet since I feel I have the basics down. Quick question on the recipe. I have never had anchovies because I was afraid they would be too fishy tasting. How fishy tasting is the sauce? Do we use whole anchovies or fillets? Regarding the name I have two, one from your list and one of my own:
    (1) Super-Kaley-fragalistic sauce
    (2) Kale Power Sauce

    Thanks again for sharing your knowledge! I appreciate it so much!

    • Joanna Frankham May 17, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Hello Heidi!

      Congratulations on 4 weeks AIP! The hardest part is over… Promise!

      The great ting about anchovies in recipes like this is that you get the nutrient benefit, and they impart a saltiness, without the fishy flavour. I always have a couple of jars of anchovies in olive oil in my pantry. Just the teeny-tiny filets.

      Good luck in the draw!

  • Emily May 17, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Super-kaley-fragalistic sauce! This sounds delicious!

  • Linda May 19, 2016 at 4:08 am

    I like the name Super Greens Pistou because I like the way ‘pistou’ is pronounced.

    • Joanna Frankham May 19, 2016 at 8:45 am

      It must be acknowledged that ‘pistol’ IS a fabulous word, Linda!

  • Katie Casey May 19, 2016 at 4:18 am

    MagiKale Green Goodness/Elixir

    • Joanna Frankham May 19, 2016 at 8:44 am

      I’m loving all these word-plays… 🙂

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