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Beans & Greens and Chocolate cake with chocolate peanut butter frosting

I looked in the fridge, and I had 2 bunches of kale and I knew they needed to be used up, so I grabbed them and made beans n' greens for lunch.

Beans n' Greens
6 to 8 ounces of veg. broth
3 cloves of garlic, smashed (more if you like garlic)
2 bunches of kale ( I used regular and lacinto or black kale) chopped up and hard stems removed
1 15 oz can of white beans (I used cannellini)
3 cloves of garlic, smashed (more if you like garlic)
1 tablespoon of mild vinegar (I used rice)
1 - 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar (omit if you don't like it)
salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

Place everything but vinegars in medium pot on medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and then turn down heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in mild vinegar and continue to simmer for 30 to 45 minutes depending on how tender you want your greens. Just before serving, stir in balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.  Enjoy.

Yesterday, I made the chocolate cake from the recipe that born2luvsum1 posted in this thread here.  The frosting is my variation of a recipe from Mary McDougall.

Chocolate peanut butter frosting.

2 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup soy milk (I used fat free)
2 Tablespoons of peanut butter (I used smooth)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Mix 2 cups sugar, cocoa and salt together in medium bowl. Put soy milk and peanut butter in a separate, microwaveable dish. Microwave for 20-30 seconds on high. Stir, microwave again if pb is not fully mixed into soy milk--you don't want it to boil, just have pb well mixed into milk. When pb is fully mixed into soy milk, stir in vanilla and then add to sugar/cocoa mixture and start mixing. Stir in more confectioner's sugar as needed until it gets to a spreadable consistency.  (I refrigerated mine for 1/2 hour before spreading on the cake to make it thicken a little more.)
Frosts one 9X9 cake very nicely.

My husband really likes the frosting. It's chocolate and the peanut butter isn't overpowering, it's just a hint.

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