Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kale

Pictured here is kale growing at Wise Farms. When used only as a garnish, one misses out on the full value of this powerhouse of nutrition. Low in calories and full of those cancer-fighting antioxidants, kale comes packed with fiber, calcium, vitamins B6, A, C, and K, and minerals. I always -say, "the greener the green, and the orange-er the orange, the better for you!"

Toss fresh kale with your favorite salad greens. Its bitter taste makes it perfect for cooking with turnip and mustard greens. Juice it! Add it to soups! And, a popular favorite is kale chips. Found a few good recipes online and can't wait to give it a try. It's as simple as washing and drying kale; tearing leaves into bite size pieces; tossing with olive oil; adding kosher salt; spreading in one layer on baking sheet; and baking at 350 for 15-20 minutes, or until crispy but not too brown.

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