Blog Monthly Archives: September 2015

With the exception of the few poor folks who may actually be living under a proverbial rock, most people have surely heard that kale is one of the healthiest foods a human being can eat. It is called a superfood and is regarded as the quintessential “food as medicine;” foodies and nutritionists get so excited about spreading the Good Word on kale that dubious junk-food addicts have even lashed out against “the kale propaganda.” Unlike so many other food fashion … Read More

Kale Chips (v. 2)

As crunchy, nutritious, and addictive as our other kale chips recipe, this version uses a different type of kale, which comes in smaller bunches—hence the different yield and oven temperature.  KEYWORDS: Vitamin K, vitamin A, fiber, calcium, potassium   Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Yield: 6 servings   Ingredients: 1 large bunch dinosaur (also known as Lacinato or Tuscan) kale, stems removed, keep long leave intact (2 leaves per stem) 1-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon … Read More

Kale Chips

To many who are new to the superfood-tastic world of kale, quickly roasting the dark leafy greens to make “chips” is a good introduction to it. Roasting kale– as with most vegetables– heightens the natural sweetness of the veggie; the crunch that roasting them imparts also makes this a perfect snack for any time of day.  Incidentally, massaging the kale as recommended in this recipe is a useful step in nearly any kale recipe, as it softens the leaves and … Read More

A pseudo-creamy side that scrumptiously complements either beef or chicken, this quick and hearty dish can also be a filling main all on its own. Swap out the ghee or butter with olive oil and omit the cheese to make it vegan-friendly, or swap IN a quick dash of crushed red pepper flakes for an extra little bite for your palate.  KEYWORDS: Vitamin K, Vitamin A, fiber, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, protein   Yield: 6 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook … Read More

Fall Kale Salad

Be sure not to skip step 3 in the instructions: while tenderizing kale is nearly always a useful step in preparing any kale-centric dish, raw kale dishes particularly benefit from a good olive oil-sea salt rub down. While just a minute or two are useful, upwards of 10 minutes can result in an even more scrumptious salad.  Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces 6 tablespoons … Read More