K is for Kale

Kale is a cabbage like vegetable that has become pretty popular on the heath food circuit in the last few years. It has been around forever and yet, only now is it getting back into everyday diets. I have to admit, until a friend far healthier then I pointed it out, I had never heard of it or knew what to do with it in the kitchen.

Here is the good part though, it is super tasty and not hard to prepare. You can put it in all sorts of things! Right now we usually use it in stir-fries and as part of any Mexican feast…or as a side just cooked through.  I know that you CAN put it in to soups, salads and smoothies…but we haven’t got there yet! It lasts well in the fridge too.

It also contains stuff that is good for you, beta-carotene, anti-oxidants, calcium, protein and all that jazz…but for me the very best part is that my partner likes it 🙂 I mean, he possibly likes it MORE then me. It is hard for him though, as he refers to kale as “hippie” food, but thoroughly enjoys it. Living in Seattle, which is a very health conscious kind of place to be…there a lot of “kale munchers” out there and we are sort of part of that group.

I would encourage you to give it a go!

 

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One Response to K is for Kale

  1. Leya says:

    We are growing kale this year, I’ve heard how healthy it is and I’m quite looking forward to trying it.

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