Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kale

After hearing so much about this super-food, I finally decided to give kale a try. I love it and will be growing kale in my garden this summer. 
Kale Chips
Toss kale in a little oil (I used Wildtree Garlic Grapeseed Oil), sprinkle with salt and bake at 300 for 20-30 min. That's it. 



Benefits of Kale:
Lowers cholesterol
Antioxidant
Anti-inflammatory
Contains glucosinolates, an anti-cancer nutrient



Kale and Bulgar Soup
This was an experiment that turned out to be so good that it is now my new favorite soup. Of course I didn't measure...

















I sauteed in coconut oil:
2 garlic cloves - minced
Fist full of cilantro
Handful (or two) of kale
2 T. of bulgar (next I may double this amount)
Cumin
Tumeric 
Dried Peppers (these are the peppers that I dehydrated and crushed up last fall).


It was good just like this but my intention my soup so after nibbling a little (I couldn't resist) I added it, plus 1/4 cup of chicken (leftover from the previous nights dinner) to 6 cups of homemade chicken broth.



Shared on Homestead Revival's Barn Hop, Delicious Obsessions Traditional Tuesdays , and Food Renegade's Fight Back Friday

 

1 comment:

  1. The soup sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the info about kale. With the early spring here I have planted a row of kale in the garden.

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