I Have To Share My New Recipe With You . . . Coconut Milk Braised Kale, Roasted Acorn Squash & Yellow Squash Over Black Rice

I went to the Meat Ball Shop a couple of weeks ago and got inspired by their special vegetable of the day, coconut braised kale, and so I decided to try and make it at home!

As some of you may know I am a vegetarian (well actually pescatarian but I don't really make fish at home unless you count dolphin friendly tuna fish sandwiches).  I turned veggie August 2011 after a friend of mine really inspired me.  I was never really a big meat eater to begin with, organs and ground meat always freaked me out but I definitely did enjoy steak.

Gradually I started going off meat more and more and feeling more and more guilty about the animals and then one day my friend who I mentioned gave me a quote from  'Skinny Bitch' the book and that was it, I was done eating meat.  That being said I don't preach about it, to each their own, different strokes for different folks, whatever floats your boat etc BUT being veggie/pesce has opened up a whole new world to me! I have always enjoyed cooking but with my new diet I have become so much more inspired! It has really got me researching the health benefits of different foods, nutritional values etc.  Also as some of you may know I am a model so keeping trim is vital to my career but I looooove to eat.  One of the best parts of eating super healthy is that you can pretty much eat as much as you like (within reason) and not have to worry about weight gain because if you eat vegetables with whole grains there is no fat or anything bad.

So here is my latest invention which I strongly urge you all to try! I hate to toot my own horn but I kind of have to, I am a freakin' genius because this dish I made tonight was incredible!  If you make this dish please post picture to my facebook page, twitter or tag me on instagram because I would love to see how yours turned out! Also if you need some more info than what's on my recipe leave me a comment and I'll respond straight away.