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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Kale recipe and prayer

Indian Spiced Kale and Chickpeas

1 T olive oil
3 cloves garlic minced
kale, ribs removed and coarse chopped
1 C chicken/veg broth
1tsp ground coriander
1/2 t ground cumin
1/4 t garam masala
dash salt and pepper
1 can chick peas drained and rinsed

Heat oil in pan and cook garlic to release flavors; stir in kale and cook/toss a few minutes; add broth and seasonings and cook until kale is tender; add chick peas and heat until peas are warm. Serve immediately.

Yum-O. Had this as part of Father's Day dinner tonight. The Chinese Noodle was into the flavor, but not so much the texture of the kale (sucked each leaf and then promptly put them back on her plate). She totally chowed on the chick peas though. J gave it 2 thumbs up. Another quick, easy dish. Perfect.

On a different note, I had noticed last week that there was a spot in the roof of the Noodle's mouth. The surgeon had told us that there was a chance that a fistula (opening) could form, due to a weak area in her mouth. I called for another appoinment with him, and sure enough, that's what it is. Big sigh and groan. We have another appointment in early September to see if it grows and if so how much. Sounds like another surgery is probably in our future. The good news is that this surgery is not nearly as involved or as intensive as the last one, but still requires going fully under, a stay overnight, etc. Our prayer at this time is that the fistula would remain small and not grow, and that it would not impact her speech and articulation as she continues to make progress.

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