Raw Kale Salad







Kale with Cream





Acorn Squash and Kale

6 cups cubed peeled acorn squash (about 2 medium squash)
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 cups about 5 ounces coarsely chopped trimmed kale
1 cup organic vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
4 cups hot cooked penne
2/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Place squash in a casserole dish with 1/4 cup water. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave 7 minutes on HIGH or until tender.

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add kale and broth; cover. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover; cook 1 minute. Stir in the salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in squash and pasta, tossing gently.

Sprinkle with cheese.


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Steamed Kale

1 lb kale
1 teaspoon quality extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Wash the kale well by submerging it in clean water a couple of times. Use a sharp knife to cut out the ribs of the kale and coarsely chop the leaves. In a large skillet with a lid, heat the oil. Sauté the garlic until it just begins to turn golden. Add the kale and the water. Stir briefly and cover. Cook on medium until the kale is tender but still bright green. Sprinkle with vinegar, season to taste and serve.

Nutritional Information:

    Per serving:
    69 calories
    2 g total fat (0 g sat)
    0 mg cholesterol
    12 g carbohydrate
    4 g protein
    2 g fiber
    49 mg sodium

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Curried Greens

1 pound spinach, kale, collards, or beet greens (or mixture of all)
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
2-3 tablespoons curry powder
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes (fresh or canned)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon dark-brown sugar
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup onion, finely diced
3/4 pound brown potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Wash and drain greens, removing any coarse stems and midribs. Cut into half-inch strips.

In a small bowl, mix together garlic, curry powder, tomatoes, tomato paste, and sugar.

Heat the canola oil in a skillet and sauté onion over medium-high heat until it begins to brown. Add the spice-and-tomato mixture, mix well, and cook for a few minutes.

Add the potatoes and 2 cups water. Mix well, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and cook for 10 minutes.

Add greens and cook for 10 minutes more, or until potatoes are done.

Correct seasoning to taste. Garnish with the chopped fresh cilantro if desired.


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