Healthy Kale and Shiitake Mushroom Recipe!


Finished Cooked Kale

This week I’m sharing with you a recipe that harnesses the health benefits of kale. With a higher iron content than beef and numerous antioxidants, many are turning to this hearty vegetable to improve their general well-being. The only problem is not many people are sure of how to cook it.

Scroll down to see how I usually get my regular serve of kale. Trust me, it’s tasty!

Raw Kale

Serves: 4 as side dish. 

Cooking and prep time: Approx 20 minutes.


  • 2 tbl Cooking oil
  • 1 Brown onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 Medium sized carrots, julienned
  • 1 tsp Minced ginger
  • 1 tsp Minced garlic
  • 15 Shiitake mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • 1 Bunch kale, stalks trimmed away & leaves cut into 3 inch chunks.
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Cumin ground
  • Salt & pepper to taste


1. Set stove to a medium-high temperature, and in a large pan, heat oil.

2. Add onion and carrot, cover with lid and cook for approx 5 minutes until onion is transparent.

3. Stir in ginger and garlic, then add Shiitake mushrooms. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes or until mushrooms lose their toughness.

4. Add kale, cinnamon, cumin, salt and pepper. Cover and cook again until kale turns a brighter green and begins to wilt.

5. Double check carrots and kale are tender, and there is enough salt and pepper. If so your kale is done 🙂

Recipe Notes:

* Regular button mushrooms are fine if Shiitakes are unavailable, just don’t cook as long.


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