I’ve been collecting recipes for a long, long time. I cut them out of magazines and newspapers with every intention of using them, but I never do!

They’ll collect dust no longer though, I will start randomly selecting one of my many recipes in order to challenge myself and break outside the norm.

This recipe came from The Athlete’s Plate; it seemed like it might be a good solution to the problem that is kale, but spoiler alert: it wasn’t great. However I do have plenty of suggestions for making it fantastic!

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The rules are I have to follow the recipe as-is, and then I’ll let you know how it went, whether I liked it, and if I have any suggestions.

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Suggestions:

I think the key to making this recipe great, it making everything a little bit smaller and more mixable. I would suggest shredding the chicken, and mixing it into pureed sweet potato/kale. I’m not exactly sure what the “Risotto” part of the recipe is (other thank soaking up the liquid), but if you puree the sweet potato and the kale together I think it will create a much more balanced and palatable flavor. I look forward to trying this again with these edits.

Final Review:

2 Stars (2 / 5)

This recipe, as is, it lacking. I’m sure the nutritional benefits are great, but food should taste and feel great as well.

Brie

Brie

Brie is a fair-weather foodie. She wouldn’t go as far as to say she has a love/hate relationship with food, because she loves food and food clearly loves her; it loves her so much that it holds on as tight as it can and never lets go; mostly in the middle region. Her cooking style involves a lot of butter or garlic or onions, things that have “creamy” or “cheesy” in the title, also anything that you could add bacon to. She’s been making the noms since she was tall enough to reach the counter, and has been eating for even longer*. Brie’s passion for cooking-slash-baking will fluctuate however, usually correlating with how sick she is of doing dishes. Never-the-less, her passion for eating (sushi, take out Chinese, hole in the wall diner-y type foods) is as constant as the sun, the moon, death, and taxes. She also sometimes talks in the third person; don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.
*Fun Fact: When she was 10-13ish, only 1 out of every 5 batches of sugar cookie dough would make it past the butter/sugar stage and end up in the oven instead of Brie’s stomach. #ThisIsWhyI’mFat
P.S. She also set the microwave on fire during the same era while making home-made microwavable popcorn. Pro tip: Alton Brown is WRONG and you cannot put a paper bag with staples into the microwave; things will go badly.
P.P.S Happy ending. Even though to put out the fire she threw a bowl of water onto it and shorted all the circuits, the microwave started working after a week and her mom was non-the-wiser.
P.P.P.S But, I guess not any longer…
Brie

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