Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Unexpected tastyness-Kale

Wanna try a new veggie? Try Kale!!

Since I have been eating healthier, I make it a point to really dive into the produce section at the store and try stuff I never tried before. I have always had an interest in exotic veggies, ever since I dated a vegan chef back in 2003.

I had heard in one of my Natural health magazines, that Kale was known as a super food, it's anti inflammatory property and cancer fighting super nutrients are world renowned for helping to achieve better health. I have kind of always turned my nose up at Kale without ever really trying it, I am not a huge spinach fan, but I have been known to eat it now and then, kale was always spinach's ugly stepbrother in my mind. But given the great health benefits, i decided to look it up online to see just how exactly you cook kale. What i found surprised me, hundreds of people tried kale and loved it. There were recipes galore, from baked to sauteed. I had to give it a try.

Kale has a taste like a cross between raw broccoli, cabbage and spinach. It has a very earthy flavor, bitter but with a touch of sweetness.

The first time that I made it I sauteed it with mushrooms, onions garlic and olive oil, and it was delicious!! Then last night , I cut it into bite size pieces, brushed it with olive oil and sprinkled it with season salt, and baked them until crispy, THEY TASTED LIKE POTATO CHIPS!!!! I shit you not! I don't know how its possible, but they were really good, and addicting! I mean kids would probably even eat them!! So next time your in the grocery store, try some kale! You just might like it!!