For some time now we've been going meatless every other night--for several reasons--health, environmental concerns, and, not least of all, economy. Yesterday when I was grocery shopping, I was delighted to see they had Tuscan kale and pounced on it. Now I had to find what to do with it. As usual, I began by setting out likely ingredients and sautéing some onions in olive oil. I also put some water to heat for pasta (farfalle.)
I'd thought to cook together onions, mushrooms, the kale, and some garbanzos, but I began to think that the garbanzos might overpower the rest of the ingredients and so I put them away and stirred in some roasted cherry tomatoes I had in the freezer.
A bit of salt, some granulated garlic, red pepper flakes, and oregano. Once it was cooked, a bit of the pasta water added to the skillet made the mélange a bit more like a sauce. Glopped onto the pasta and topped with parmesan, it was excellent.
We are really enjoying these meatless meals--it doesn't feel at all like a sacrifice.