Angel Hair with Kale and Lemon
(makes 2 large or 3-4 small servings)
-7 oz of whole wheat angel hair
-2 T EVOO
-3 garlic cloves, minced
-pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
-1 bunch of kale (preferably organic) chopped or torn
-2 T sunflower seeds
-zest of 1 lemon
-3 T lemon juice
-1/2 cup of dairy-free parmesan or parmesan ( I used rawmesan vegan parmesan substitute)
-salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook pasta al dente according to package directions saving 1/2 cup of pasta water. While waiting for water to boil, heat oil in a large skillet then add garlic and red pepper allowing to cook for 1 minute. Add kale with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until kale wilts, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, and sunflower seeds. Add cooked angel hair to kale mixture. Then add reserved pasta water followed by parmesan cheese or cheese substitute to skillet. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
I enjoyed my pasta with some extra rawmesan and Asian stir fried green beans that the fiance made. They were so yummy! I finished with one of these pieces of primal fudge for dessert.
Note: You can make your own Parmesan substitute by processing nutritional yeast with walnuts or cashews. This is my favorite recipe I have found so far Garlic Cheeze