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Poor Kale

Poor kale. It’s been relegated to garnish and holding dips for poorly made crudites platters for so long, people forgot that it’s nutritious and delicious! Think about it: Would Mother Earth go through the trouble of creating a plant only for garnish? It’s high in beta carotine, calcium, and vitamins C and K, and is a good source of fiber and other trace minerals you have a hard time getting in the normal American diet. (Protip: McDonalds isn’t going to offer a lot in the way of indole-3-carbinol or sulforaphane.)

And it’s super delicious.

Here’s a raw kale salad from a fantastic food blog, 101 Cookbooks. So simple and tasty, it draws from the standard Caesar salad but without the anchovies.

Salad not your thing? How about crispy kale chips? These are becoming so popular, you don’t even need to make them! You can get them in most super markets.

Looking for a hot side? Try this sweet potato and kale hash. Our Account Coordinator took leftover sweet potatoes, crusted them up in a pan with smoked paprika, cinnamon, and garlic, gave the kale a quick sautee with olive oil and onions, and tossed them together. Served along side a nice piece of spice-crusted tilapia, this side was a smash hit! It would be great for breakfast with a fried egg on top and a crusty piece of country bread.

Well we’re hungry! Next time you call in, ask us about doing a fresh kale salad with a citrus vinaigrette, some goat cheese, and pine nuts!