One of the goals of Why Did I Eat That? is to:
MAKE KALE A HOUSEHOLD NAME.
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.