kale

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kale…so hot right now.

what’s all the buzz about? kale tops the chart in nutrient density and is easy to grow anywhere, especially in colder climates. the wonder green has been around for ages and was such a staple in roman times that february was called kalemonath – ‘kale month’

seasonality
may – june

take me out + treat me right, iight?
• select the most richly colored and small bunches of kale; avoid limp or yellowed greens (ew)
• when storing, make sure kale is kept in the fridge’s crisper drawer

♪  just eat it ♫
• before using kale, make sure you remove the toughest stem in the middle
• when making a kale salad, you can dress your kale in some extra virgin olive oil before chopping. this will make the kale become softer and more appealing to the eye
•  after washing kale, sprinkle it with a bit of sea salt – this’ll help temper the bitter flavor
• don’t throw out the tough stalks and stems of kale – you can do many things with them! make a stock or even pesto

healthy or nah?
• kale is great for weight loss because it has a very high level of fiber. this will give you the feeling of being full for a longer time
• kale isn’t considered a superfood for nothing. it contains one of the highest levels of vitamin c
• kale is also one of the best sources of beta-carotene, a very efficient antioxidant
• kale is said to help lower cholesterol due to it containing bile acid sequestrants

give it a whirl
• blueberry kale smoothie
• italian sausage and kale baked ziti
• butternut squash and kale pizza
• kale pasta salad
• brussels sprout kale salad with chicken
• kale salad with pecorino and walnuts
• kale and basil pesto with pasta
• toasted bread and parmesan kale salad
• kale and eggplant summer pasta

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