eat lots of kale

by KalaLea on October 8, 2011 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

One of the goals of Why Did I Eat That? is to:

Kale is in a league of its own. A mega-super star among vegetables, sort of like Prince, Madonna, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, Aretha Franklin & Michael Jackson. Like major! If I had to pick one veggie to grow, I would choose kale. My love of kale began in 2003. It wasn’t love at first sight, more like a longing for variety. I was running my own catering business for vegans and vegetarians. I purchased kale because I had been tired of serving broccoli, chard, cabbage, and collard greens. I needed something new and fresh. I brought kale home unsure of how to prepare it. I think I used to over cook it then but my clients liked it because I served it with dried cranberries, olive oil, and a pinch of sea salt.

A member of the cabbage family, kale grows in the fall, winterand early spring and is available year-round. Any veggie that can flourish during a severe frost embodies strength and I like feeling strong. The dark green color denotes the presence of large doses of chlorophyll plus it provides the same amount of calcium as in a glass of cow’s milk making it wonderful for vegans. Kale is mucho beneficial and has been known to help prevent cancer, inflammation, weight gain, and so on.

I recommend eating kale every day of your life – no joke. This summer a friend taught me how to prepare it raw which is my favorite way to eat it now. I’ll share a raw kale recipe very soon. In the meantime, please share your personal kale stories.

Thanks for reading and may your days be filled with love and lots of kale.

To see kale in action, watch this video with a kale farmer from Dancing Roots Farm in Oregon.

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  1. Tracy

    Kale is my favorite leafy green vegetable too! I love it and eat it several times a week. I’ve even made kale chips. Definitely looking forward to you sharing the raw kale recipe soon!

  2. Carol Weller

    The first time I bought kale, I was ignorant about it, didn’t know how to cook it and left it in the refrigerator and let it spoil. I recently saw your article about kale on a friend’s facebook page and read it which instructed me on one way to prepare it. I gave it another try and love it. I have prepared it every day since then. Thank you for your information.

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  4. fitdreamz

    Hi Kalalea! I love kale aswell. I’m trying to get back to healthy eating habits. To start, I’ve making an effort to include as many darkgreen veggies as aI can. In addition, I made an attempt at the Quinoa that you’ve been raving about and I must say it is sooo yummy. I tried a small serving of wild rice and quinoa mix by minute made just to see if I’d like it first and fell in love OMG,,, I love that grain. Yes I know I know it was processed. However, I just wanted to make sure it was something I would like. Then I went on the search for organic version and found an organic version of wild rice and quinoa. I know most may be thinking ” Is it that serious? ” lol… It’s just one of those moments when you find one of your favorite things and you just have to share with everyone. Now I completely get it.
    We’re so used to sitting inside the box and sticking to the traditional behavior. I’m so glad I leaped. lol…

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