Kale Mashed Potatoes!!! I'm not reinventing the wheel here....but thanksgiving is around the corner, and I wanted to cook some different things with that vibe in mind. I'll be honest even when I wasn't vegan, the whole turkey dinner thing to me wasn't all that exciting. Not that it wasn't tasty....I just think I tend to gravitate to globally inspired food compared to traditional North American fare. Though since I'm passionate about cooking and eating nutrient dense food in general, adding kale to mashed potatoes does bring it a little more in alignment with what I am all about.
I used olive oil and vegan sour cream in my potatoes and garnished them with chopped scallions. You don't have to use olive oil and sour cream.....use whatever you want. Vegan Butter and a bit of plant milk mashed in. Or sour cream and vegan butter, or just sour cream....mashed potatoes aren't complicated...just season them well and make them as rich and creamy as you dare. Heck even mash in some vegan cheese or nutritional yeast if you're feeling crazy.
I did have mind to add butter to my mashed potatoes on top of the sour cream, but I opted to leave it out, because I personally don't want to consume a lot of added fat, but also I served the potatoes with my mushroom "gravy" over top which added a lot of flavour. If I was going ALL out and I was serving a crowd, OK...I would probably add some extra butter for ultra decadence..... The other option would be to serve butter on the side for whoever wants it. Then team no butter and team all the butter can both be happy. Again I try to strike a balance between taste and keeping things somewhat on the healthier side. (but sometimes you do have to just say screw it and add the butter! You decide!)
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