Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kale, kale, everything kale

if you wanna talk about kale, I'd be more than happy to join you. Lately I just can't get enough of the stuff. Though I did buy some chard today to mix it up a little. Anybody got some favourite recipes to share? I like it raw, steamed, roasted, stir-fried, pretty much never met a leaf of kale I didn't like. KALE!

My favourite way of eating raw kale is in a salad similar to the way Mondragon prepares its dragon bowl. A friend of mine used to work there, and he gave me the recipe for the dressing, which is basically what makes the salad amazing.

1/4 c miso
1/4 c water
1/4 c lemon juice
2 Tbsp tahini
1 Tbsp honey or brown rice vinegar

you can also add 2 Tbsp fresh dill or 1/2 tsp turmeric as optional ingredients, though I've personally never ventured into this territory.

For those of you unfamiliar with the dragon bowl, basically you toss your kale and/or chard in this dressing, add other tasty veggies that you like (I like red cabbage, shaved beets, grated carrots, pretty much whatever I have in my fridge) and put your veggies over hot short grain brown rice. Add a couple slices of tofu, toss in some nuts and seeds, and you're good to go. So delicious.

1 comment:

anita said...

Mmmm I also love Kale! So healthy for you too.

Swiss chard and rapini are similar leafy bitter greens that I love!

I'm for sure gonna try this one.