Kale with Toasted Pine Nuts

INGREDIENTS:

• 1 large bunch of kale
• 3 tbsp pine nuts
• 2 tsp olive oil
• 1 tbsp minced garlic
• 3⁄4 cup chopped red onion
• 1⁄4 cup chopped green bell pepper
• 1 1⁄2 cups sliced baby carrots
• 1 6-oz package Hickory Baked Tofu, sliced on an angle
• 3 oz diced portebello mushrooms
• 1 cup defrosted frozen corn
• 1⁄2 cup golden raisins
• 1⁄4 cup dry sherry
• 1 tbsp tamari
• 1 tbsp nutritional yeast

INSTRUCTIONS:

To prepare kale, first rinse the leaves thoroughly, then strip them away from the tough stalk, tearing into bite-size pieces. Set aside.

Toast pine nuts in a small, dry frying pan over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, shaking the pan frequently until the nuts just begin to brown and are fragrant. Set aside.

Heat oil and garlic in a 14-inch stir-fry pan, or wok, for 1 minute. Add onion, bell pepper and sliced carrots. Cook for 3 minutes and add kale. Cook until kale begins to wilt. Add tofu and mushrooms. Cook mixture for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add corn, raisins, pine nuts, sherry, tamari and nutritional yeast. Reduce heat and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE per serving:

Calories: 345
Carbohydrates: 42 g
Protein: 14 g
Fat: 15 g
Fiber: 7 g
Sodium: 366 mg

Makes 4 servings