One of my favorite aspects of gardening is when Terry and I are on our daily ‘garden cruise’ and notice one of our crops that is demanding to be included in our dinner menu. Last week, my kale hit its stride, especially the Curly one.
Dinner that night was a family favorite, Chipotle Turkey Chili, and a Kale Salad would be a great accompaniment.
Unless you’ve been hiding out under a rock in front of McDonald’s for the past 5 years, you know that Kale has been touted as one of the.healthiest. foods.ever. Not surprisingly, Kale has been listed in Time’s Top 50 Healthiest Foods, due to the fact that it lowers cancer risk, supports bone health and aids in natural detoxification. But here’s what you might not know about Kale; ounce for ounce it has more vitamin C than an orange, it’s health-boosting phytochemicals are made even more effective when consumed with fats and, sadly, it is in the top 15 of most-pesticided (yeah, I made that word up) vegetables.
So, the moral of that story is: Eat your Organic Kale with Olive Oil and/or Avocados (or other healthy fats). Speaking of avocado, salads and healthy eating this Cilantro Chickpea Salad is one of my “go to” lunch favs – give it try!
Meanwhile, back to the Kale! Here’s a great recipe for a Kale Salad with Fried Capers and Parmesan Cheese
When we were garden cruising, we spied this little guy busy on the sweet alyssum. We saved Flora, the pretty princess, from a sore mouth, and the bee from suffering a worse fate.
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