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Aparagus + Kale shells
Written by emilyc

Kale, meet Italian food. Italian food, meet kale. The two don’t usually go together, but in this recipe, they make an excellent pair. Plus, it ups the nutrient quotient in your traditional stuffed shell recipe. Recipe and image via Edible Perspective.

Aparagus + Kale shells


1 box gluten-free jumbo pasta shells
2 1/3 cup full-fat ricotta cheese
1/2 tablespoon ghee/oil
2 cups finely chopped lacinato/dino kale, lightly packed
1 1/4 cups chopped asparagus, 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder granules
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon salt + black pepper
~8oz fresh mozzerela, cubed
~48oz thick marinara sauce
pesto, optional

For preparation instructions, click here.

About the author


Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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