The Pantry Capsule: Spicy Protein with Kale & Mash

  • Author: Lauren Daniel
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Global Flavors


Hardy with a little spice. I love this meal for a well rounded plate of delicious food. Plus, it’s so flexible to what you like! Refer to our Pantry Capsule list if you need to stock up.




  • 1 tablespoon oil, ghee or butter
  • 3 large potatoes, sweet or russet, peeled if you like
  • ½ tsp garlic
  • ¼ cup milk of choice
  • ½ cups broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Sauteed greens

  • 1 tablespoon oil, butter or ghee
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ tsp vinegar


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 lb. chicken, cubed  – OR – shrimp – OR – tofu
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • Optional: hot sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Rustic Potatoes:

  1. Fill a large pot with water, add potatoes and bring to a boil, cook for 15-20 minutes until soft.
  2. I like to keep these rustic and chunky by simply smashing and adding salt, butter/oil, milk, broth, cheese. Continuing mashing until well combined.
  3. Add the butter/oil over medium heat.
  4. Add protein to the pan and sprinkle with seasonings. Cook through, set aside. 
  5. Heat the butter/oil in a nonstick over medium heat
  6. Add the greens, garlic, vinegar and saute until soft/wilted.
  7. Serve protein and kale over mash and drizzle with hot sauce.


If you’re not a kale/greens person, just warm up some frozen peas to add a little green to your dish.