Happy International Day of Kale!

Happy International Day of Kale!

There is, in fact, a National Kale Day that I discovered shortly after publishing this post.
It's on October first.  Like the page and celebrate!  Huzzah!

Yes, I have declared it to be the International Day of Kale, that most nutritious, delicious, affordable and filling food.  There's even a Facebook event for it!  Hop on over and share your favorite kale recipes, poetic waxings on your love for leafy greens, pics of ya mom n' them wearing kale hats - you name it!

There are tons of local options for kale: Find it fresh at the farmer's markets and the Nola Food Co-Op.  Get some delicious Brad's raw vegan kale chips at Whole Foods... and at Rouse's for slightly cheaper.  Or get a wide variety of kale chips at the Co-Op along with your fresh!

 If you'd like to cook some kale today, here's my very favorite recipe:

Melissa Bastian's Perfectly Sauteed Kale
  • coarsely cut / chop one head of kale 
  • in a large skillet with a lid, combine kale, about 1 Tbsp olive oil, and 1/4 to 1/2 cup of mirin rice wine depending on how big a head of kale it is and personal taste
  • bring up to simmering over medium heat, then put on lid and let simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 - 3 minutes (this is also to your preference - however much done you like your kale.  It will also depend on what type of kale you're using.)
  • turn off heat and let cool to room temperature; transferring to another container will speed up this process.  keep all liquid from cooking in with your kale though!
  • add juice of one lemon; about 1 Tbsp
  • chill, serve cold
So healthy, but just as importantly so delish!!

Have an amazing day of Kale celebrations, y'all.  ;D


  1. I love kale day! Kale is still hard to find here, so I always pick some up when I see it at the farmers market but then I can never remember what to do with it. This recipe sounds simple and perfect, I'll have to keep it in mind!

  2. It kills me that kale is so hard to find here. I have a real craving now!



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