Category Archives: kale


live & in color kale salad

by KalaLea on October 22, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea
Serves 4-6 seekers of all things bright and light!

I’m in a very green mood these days — my awareness is heightened and I am practicing saying YES to what life offers me. If you couldn’t tell by now, kale is my favorite leafy green vegetable. Read the other posts to find out what makes kale a must-eat-veggie.

What You Need:
1 bunch of kale (feel free to use 1/2 for less people)
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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:
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
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give the gift of kale

by KalaLea on • Posted in Food Trends News The Act of Eating

This afternoon, my dear friend sent me a text message. He had left a cookie on the kitchen counter and wanted me to have it. I was working from homeย  so I could immediately go to the kitchen to see what kind of cookie it was. Second to my love of pizza, is my adoration for soft, delicious cookies — preferably chocolate chip. I vaguely remembered seeing the cookie the first time I went into the
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Tempeh Surprise & Kale, of course

by KalaLea on March 18, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe & Photography by Dar Riser

Serves 3-4 healthy eaters

Taking a long break from meat again, it’s important for me to eat tons of beans for protein but I also enjoy tempeh and that’s what Dar made last Sunday for dinner. I’m not going to outline how to make beans for the 3rd time if you wish to add this tempeh recipe to your beans, check out the previous recipe, East Indian Black Eyed Peas
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Kale & coconut squash

by KalaLea on January 29, 2011 • Posted in Recipes
Recipe by KalaLea K

Serves 6-8 depending on how greedy the bunch

You will need:
1 bunch of kale (i used lacinato kale)

1 medium squash (i used Delicata squash โ€“ yellow with green stripes)
3 TBSP of olive oil or enough to coat the pan lightly
1 medium yellow onion (diced)
1/2 red pepper for color (large dice)
1 small can of coconut milk (look near the ethnic sauces in your grocery store)
2-3
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What’s in Season: Spring

Apricots
Artichoke
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Beets
Carrots
Cherries
Collards
Fennel
Mango
Mint
Pineapple
Radishes
Rhubarb
Snow Peas
Spinach
Strawberries
Sugar Snap Peas
Vidalia Onions


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  • Rest in Power to Mr. Dick Gregory. His books and talks inspired me to ask questions, love myself and my people and dig deeper. If you can get your hands on his book, Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cookin' With Mother Nature. It's a wonderful witty introduction to natural foods and the digestive system. Giving thanks to have lived in the same era as him. #dickgregory #naturalfood #book #healthbook #wdiet #cookbook #rip
  • What an adventure!!! After several attempts to find the local "KFC" spot, we made it last night with the help of four local friends. The kuku (Swahili) or chicken spot has been going strong for more than 30 years. The original owner passed down the biz to his grandson, Mfanyge, pictured here. Nearly every evening, Mfanyge sets up shop for a limited time in the evenings and only fries one big batch then closes shop abruptly. The key to finding its obscure location is to look for the wicker flame ๐Ÿ”ฅ I'm NOT a huge fan of chicken ๐Ÿ— but this was absolutely the juiciest and well seasoned chicken I've EVER eaten. He also adds a secret lime sauce to each piece. I woke this morning licking my fingers in search of any leftover juice embedded under my nails. The other images are of a couple food stalls in the surrounding area ... With limited light, vendors sell everything from fresh watermelon ๐Ÿ‰and avocado ๐Ÿฅ‘ slices to fried cassava and rice balls. The fried rice balls or kitumbuu were delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ too. #KFC #africa #tanzania #chicken #friedchicken #market #riceball #watermelon #avocado #eastafrica #wdiet #foodstories #traveling #foodtravel #nightmarket
  • The inside of a graviola fruit aka #soursop #guanabana #custardapple or #Brazilianpawpaw The flesh is deliciously sweet ... but don't eat the seeds. Scientists have been studying the active compounds and chemicals in graviola since the 1940s. Compounds that have anti-tumorous properties ... still more research to do but some alternative healers use graviola to treat certain types of cancer. Always consult your doctor, if you're dealing with any major health issues. #tropicalfruit #graviola #fruit #tropical #cancer
  • Every one was born with a purpose. I truly believe this. I also believe that each one of us has the power to create beauty and make our world a better, more harmonious place by practicing small acts of love and kindness. #doyourbest #happyweekend #lifepurpose #purpose #love #eachoneteachone #bekind #beloving #nevergiveup #wdiet
  • Walking helps with the healing. It lightens loads, lifts spirits and calms the mind. Giving thanks for my legs and feet. Happy Friday ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #africa #tanzania #walking #beach #happyfeet #happyfriday #healthybody #healthymind #traveling #eastafrica
  • The Swahili word for coconut is nazi ... it's the only nazi I support ... unless it means cheese ๐Ÿง€ in another language ๐Ÿ˜€Sooooo many benefits to drinking coconut water, eating the meat and I use coconut oil on my skin and my hair daily ... except when I'm beachin' it up. Shea butter is a better sunscreen for the skin. #coconut #swahili #traveling #africa #zanzibar #beach #coconutwater
  • Was captivated by this painting in Joburg Airport. #southafrica #travel #airport #joburg #art #painting #wdiet #traveling
  • Me โค๏ธ tacos ๐ŸŒฎ and I went taco crazy while in Cape Town. This is a close up of my last taco meal, seared tuna tacos from the Fish Market restaurant at V&A Waterfront. So fresh and so clean! I prefer hard shell, what about you?? ๐Ÿ˜‹#tacos #southafrica #capetown #tuna #fishmarket #freshandclean