you think you know me

mushroom kale side dish

The internet is obviously taking over our lives, and, for the most part, it’s incredibly convenient.

I find it helpful that Google can pull up my search history across devices, and moderately successfully target their advertising.


On a good day, I’ll see ads for clothing (beautiful jackets, stunning heels, and vintage jewelry) and kitchen utensils (do I really need another stand mixer? Don’t answer that; I’m keeping the dream alive).

On a worse day, I’ll see a lot of ads for glasses (to be fair, I am erring on the side of blind), dating websites, and, paradoxically, diapers (Honest diapers, no less).

mushrooms in bowl

Earlier today, I was doing research for a school paper I’m writing on The Divorce from Hell.

We all know where this is going, right?

Next they’ll be showing me advertisements for cats.

mushroom kale side dish

Mushroom Kale

A super easy side dish for the healthy at heart (even I can only cycle through gingersnap cookie after gingersnap cookie so many times before I need something green in my life).


  • 1 cup kale, washed and torn into small pieces
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced (I used a mix of white, cremini, and shiitake)
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. In a large frying pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Sauté mushrooms for about 10 minutes – they’ll let out water and shrink quite a bit.
  2. Move mushrooms to a small bowl, and let the pan heat up again for a minute or so. Add the kale, and pour a scant quarter cup of water over the leaves. As the water evaporates, the kale will lightly steam. Once the water is gone, add the kale to the bowl of mushrooms.
  3. Stir and season with salt and pepper to taste.

I served this with Smitten Kitchen’s roast chicken for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

roasted chicken with dijon sauce and mushroom kale side

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