9.03.2013

Happy International Day of Kale!


Happy International Day of Kale!

***UPDATE***
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

2 comments:

  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!

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

    http://www.parisvegan.com/

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