Friends with Benefits (FWB), it never really works out. The only time it works out for you is when it’s not working out for the other person. I mean, let’s be honest with one another, when you’re involved with a FWB sitch, someone usually catches that strange emotion… “like” and tricks them self into thinking that these little rendezvous are really the other party showing their feelings in a private way. However, the other party is usually just biding their time until someone worth paying for/cooking dinner for and claiming as their one-and-only comes along. I’ve been on both ends; I’ve been the one with all that “like” happening and I’ve been the one biding my time and waiting for my… Adam.
So, let’s put an end to all of this trickery and get busy with the one FWB that will never leave you waiting at Olive Garden alone, at a sad little two top with a bottle of wine and a shattered dream – meet, Kale. He’s very in demand right now, but he’s got enough lovin’ for allllll of us. Let’s celebrate this friend in the green tuxedo on National Kale Day! Boooommmm… never has a more ridiculous holiday existed, besides maybe Christmas. (Just kidding Christians, I’m down with JC
Tonight I dove into a big face full of kale…
Oops, someone must have hacked my phone and has published scandalous photos of my FWB and I making out. But, whatevs… he likes me. I swear.
Tonight, after I finished being sooooo awkward and taking mulitple selfies of a bunch of kale and me mixin’ it up, I put together a paleo-friendly dinner of Grilled Salmon with Kale Pesto and Prosciutto-Wrapped White Asparagus. IT WAS SENSUAL and I’d highly recommend you celebrate a belated National Kale Day with this sexy little meal.
Recipe for the Paleo Kale Pesto below. Once you’ve made that, set aside in the fridge while you grill the salmon and wrap-up some asparagus in prosciutto and throw that on a greased grill or roast in the oven. Then, slather and serve!
- ¼ cup of pine nuts (or walnuts or cashews)
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 2 cups of packed kale leaves (stems removed)
- 3 Tbsp. of olive oil
- generous pinch of salt and pepper
- juice of 1 lemon
- Combine everything in food processor or mini chopper and pulse a few times.
- Scrape down sides and pulse again until you reach desired consistency
- Slather over seafood, pasta, sauteed veggies…. the possibilities are nearly endless!