Kale Dreams

Kale Dreams

I literally dream about the ways I can prepare kale! It’s a power green, replete with all sorts of goodness, from vitamin B6, dietary fiber, calcium, potassium, vitamin E, vitamin B2, iron, magnesium, vitamin B1, omega-3 fatty acids phosphorus, protein, folate, and niacin.

According to this website, http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=38, “Kale’s nutrient richness stands out in three particular areas: (1) antioxidant nutrients, (2) anti-inflammatory nutrients, and (3) anti-cancer nutrients in the form of glucosinolates.”

I have never steamed kale, though there are claims it is more beneficial for the body, perhaps more easily digestible steamed. Before I began baking it of late, I’d been sauteing it in organic olive oil, on a low temp, in a wok. Tough, kale warrants taming, so consuming it raw can be a trial for the digestive system. How do I know? I was RAW for an entire year in 2014!

Preparing my own kale chips has been such a healthy alternative to buying the most times expensive, salty, preserved kale chips from the supermarket. These pictures reveal why I dream green!

I begin with a clean baking pan of freshly washed organic kale, the leaves crisp and firm! Mine come from Kroger for 99 cents a bunch.
I sprinkle the kale with basil, black pepper, blackened seasoning and organic olive oil. If I have turmeric, I rain that too!
Into the over everything goes! The temp is normally set for 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Don’t let it burn!
The end result makes for taste bud paradise! Try it and let me know what you think, if you haven’t already tried it. XOXO

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