Yes, kale is everywhere. Just imagine, there are over 151,000 videos on YouTube about kale. So from oblivion to haute cuisine to YouTube, Americans are loving their kale. And why not, it is inexpensive, keeps well in the refrigerator, can be added to soups, egg dishes, hamburgers, stews, stir fries and more. As an added bonus, kale just happens to be good for us.
Good to Eat
One cup of kale contains 180 percent of the recommended daily dose of Vitamin A, 200 percent of Vitamin C, and 1,020 percent of Vitamin K.
Easy to Make
For more sophisticated recipes see the newsletter's side bar. However, if you are on the run, make a simple salad with a bunch of thinly sliced kale, red pepper, onion, raisins, and your favorite salad dressing. Or braise chopped kale and apples, garnish with chopped walnuts, and add a splash of balsamic vinegar. Another easy side dish is to toss whole-grain pasta with chopped kale, pine nuts, feta cheese, and a little olive oil.
See the Market farmers for the many different varieties of kale. You can see and taste the differences in each. Print one or more of the recipes posted in the side bar and get many of the farm fresh ingredients you need to prepare a healthy meal. We have it all - eggs, cheeses, sausages and organic vegetables. If you have not already done so, join the Kale Renaissance this Sunday!