Kale Keeps You Keeping On
My New Found Friend - Kale
I have found a new friend in the vegetable group, wonderful green leafy Kale.
I have heard of Kale but have never used it but now I am drinking it in my juice, making a very rich drink, along with celery,apple, lemon and ginger.
After being introduced to this green,part of the cabbage family,I have found some more uses for this vegetable.
Baked, steamed and added to salads it is a versatile healthy green vegetable packed with nutrition.
A 'super food' they say!
Curly Leaf Kale
I have never really taken much notice of kale before, having seen it in groceries stores, dark green and healthy and in some veggie plots, the shape of which I was attracted too, but had never tasted it or knew of its beneficial properties.
Now I am juicing it nearly every day and finding recipes which include kale, this dark green leafy vegetable.
Kale is known as a superfood as it is stacked with nutritional green content, the greener the better for you health, containing a lot of most needed vitamins.
Kale is so easy to cook and juice it is certainly worth putting on your shopping list to try out and consider growing in the winter months in your veggie patch or garden.
Do You Eat Kale?
Juicing Kale with Apple and Celery
Rich Kale Juice with Lemon
My Kale Salad
- 1 pkt Mixed lettuce leaves
- 1 Bunch of organic flat leaf Kale
- 2 cups Pecan, Pine or Walnuts
- 10 Cherry tomatoes
- 1 Avacado
- 1 Lemon
- Drissle Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
- Wash mixed salad leaves and kale and place in tea towel, spin around to get rid of excess water.
- Place washed lettuce and kale in salad bowl leaving room for extra ingredients.
- Lightly roast pecan or walnut, or nuts of choice, in fry pan, let cool and toss in salad bowl.
- Scoop out avocado flesh, cut into small pieces and add to bowl.
- Sprinkle with juice of squeezed lemon.
- Add a splash of olive oil, not to much, or oil of choice.
- Toss salad lightly.
Fresh Kale Salad
Long Lasting Kale
Kale has been used as a healthy green vegetables for centuries and it is only recently that is has gained new popularity.
Grown in cold climates over Europe as a steadfast crop, a very important food source being a tough winter crop convenient to grow in colder climates without cost but with great nutrition.
There are a few types of kale, curly leaf, Scots kale as it is known, purple leaf and flat green leaf kale.
Kale leaves have beautiful colors ranging from a light green to a dark brown purple. In between this range is a dark curly purple kale with a touch of green which is very striking and decorative.
Kale has a long and interesting history with the Scottish, as does Oats, both conducive to the hard cold climates and both extremely nutritious.
Kale is still around to this day, a favorite with the Japanese for centuries and back now here in the West.
I myself am going to grow some kale this autumn and will be hunting down some seedlings to grow soon. Curly leaf and purple leaf kale being the chosen ones.
© 2014 Julia M S Pearce