At farmers' markets and shops and restaurants, kale was as absent as a rude waiter.
Kale leaves are a bit tough to eat raw, but chop them up and they suddenly become tender! Here the chopped kale is tossed with pan-roasted Portobello mushrooms that have also been cut in small pieces -- thus infusing every forkful of the salad with their robust flavor. The salad is then topped with savory bits of Parmesan and black sesame crisp.
I remember when the idea of sushi would send anyone who heard about it into fits of nausea. Raw fish! Yecch. Now, fuggedaboudit. There's a sushi place on every other block!
Don't pass it off as just another trend -- there's a reason it won't go away.
These are the foods that you'd call overrated. So what makes a food item overrated, exactly? Hype, for one.
This wintry version of pesto is robust, but just as luxurious as the classic basil sauce. Indeed, kale lends itself marvelously to making pesto! And the sauce is quick to make -- all that's needed is to blanch the hardy leaves for a few minutes before making the sauce... and voila!
Ari's fruit and veggie addiction has transformed her into a total junky and her vlog reveals the dark depths of her addiction to juice. (Spoiler alert: Emma appears as a giant hallucinated rat.)
Violet may be back to work, our "honeymoon" over, but since I've "hired on" as Violet's three-day-a-week baby sitter, I still get to spend untold time with my daughter, my baby, my 34-year old baby, Violet Moon. It may never be possible to make up for lost time, but together, mother, daughter, granddaughter, we are writing a new ending. I am blessed.
Creamed greens were always comfort food, but now they don't need the steak on the side.
With fall in full swing, time feels more scarce than ever. Yet, when we're busiest is actually when we most need nourishment to fuel our bodies through the day.
Travel to the outer edges of the kale universe.
Governments and some big businesses know most people get the same buzz from a good discount as they get from gambling. But the "house" always wins. This discount technique comes into play in our food, which most things are dirt-cheap compared to their organic counterparts.
Kale is everywhere. But which kind is the best?
I, for one, am a meat eater and am always skeptical about vegan restaurants, but with a menu as varied as it is satisfying, Sage is a welcome addition to the Culver City foodie landscape and a place I look forward to revisiting.
This salad, with all its exotic nuances, is equally as enchanting to the taste buds as it is to the eyes!I
Kale is so nutrient-dense, delicious, and surprisingly versatile that it bumps up the nutrition in everything from smoothies and salads to pizza and popcorn. Yes, there is a miracle in kale's crunch.