gluten-free kale sundried tomato pasta

We are half way through January.

How are you doing with your New Years resolutions?

Did you even make any?

Both myself and my hubby decided that this is the year we will finally get into shape.

We’ve each committed in our own way how to get this done.

My hubby is running on the treadmill again, lifting weights and continuing his yoga classes.

I’m taking jazzercize again, and even paid for 6 month of classes. This way, no excuses. I’ve also put my hiking boots back on and on warm winter days here in Calgary I am walking again. Doing the loop around my area is an hour walk and as long as it is not below -7, I’ll get out there.

gluten-free kale sundried tomato pasta

winter in calgary

We’ve both decided to eat cleaner, not dieting, just watching our carbs and portions.

This way I think, we will be able to stick to it.

How is everything going for you?

Here is a healthier pasta dish to start the new year.

It includes one of my favourite things right now – Kale.

Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around. It is loaded with vitamin K, A and C as well as loads of magnesium.

Kale is known for its antioxidant nutrients, anti-inflammatory nutrients, anti-cancer nutrients and for its cholesterol-lowering abilities.

Now, don’t you think you should be eating more kale?

Recipe: Gluten Free Kale and Sundried Tomato Pasta

This recipe serves 2 as a main dish

1 1/2 cups San Zenone gluten free corn penne pasta
2 Tbsp olive oil
1-2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup Sundried tomatoes in oil, chopped up
Bunch of Kale
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp red pepper flakes

gluten-free kale sundried tomato pasta

Finely chop the bunch of kale.

Heat a medium saucepan filled with water to boil. Once boiling add the chopped kale.

Cook for 3-4 minutes.

Remove kale from pot and set aside.

Add the dried pasta to the pot and cook according to package directions.

Once pasta is cooked, remove cooked pasta from the pot and retain the pasta water for later use.

Sauté 2 Tbsp of olive oil and minced garlic in a large frying pan.

gluten-free kale sundried tomato pasta

Add the chopped sundried tomatoes to the frying pan and continue sautéing until tomatoes have softened.

Add the steamed kale and cooked pasta to the frying pan.

gluten-free kale sundried tomato pasta

Toss mixture.

Add a couple of Tbsp of the reserved pasta water to the mixture as well as the grated cheese.

Sprinkle red pepper flakes over the pasta dish and serve.

gluten-free kale sundried tomato pasta

gluten-free kale sundried tomato pasta