Tag: kale

Katie's Healthy Bites: Potato & Kale Soup

by in Uncategorized, December 27, 2009

Kale Soup
After all the holiday hubbub, there’s nothing more comforting than a simple, winter soup. I love soup all year, but in the winter I just crave it! Better still, soups are a wonderful way to celebrate seasonal flavors and clean out the fridge of leftover ingredients.

When it comes to creating soups, the possibilities are endless. Here is a creamy one that’s as filling as you can get and includes some hearty cool-weather veggies. My friend shared this recipe (originally from a Moosewood Cookbook) after she made it for Thanksgiving. I reworked it a bit and made it my own.

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Nutrient to Know: Lutein

by in Nutrients to Know, August 13, 2009

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Ever wondered what makes spinach green? Or egg yolks yellow? The answer: Lutein. This antioxidant doesn’t just add color to your favorite foods; lutein gives a boost to your body, too — inside and out.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: An Unusual (& Yummy!) Kale Pesto

by in Healthy Recipes, August 2, 2009

kale pesto
I had the pleasure of traveling back to my culinary school stomping grounds last weekend — Providence, Rhode Island. While there, we decided to grab a glass of wine at Al Forno restaurant and, of course, have one of their famous pizzas. With all the fresh summer herbs in season, I’ve been on a serious pesto kick lately, so I was super excited when the waiter announced that night’s “special” pizza was a kale pesto pizza! Yep, pesto made from kale. I love, love, love kale and I especially love pizza — so what could be better? Well, my expectations were blown away. The pizza, of course, was phenomenal, but the kale pesto was the star of the show. Mild and smooth, this was one of the best pestos I’ve ever had and so unique to boot.

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Spotlight Recipe: Kale Chips

by in Healthy Recipes, July 7, 2009

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These kale chips are crunchy, light, and melt in your mouth. They’re a tasty alternative to traditional chips, and a yummy way to incorporate more greens into your family’s diet. Plus, kale is packed with vitamins A and C, fiber and antioxidants! My hubby is always asking me to make these, and they’ve been a big hit with kids, too.

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Spotlight Recipe: Greens and Beans

by in Healthy Recipes, March 22, 2009

Greens and Beans
Everyone needs a good kale recipe! This side dish has big flavor, vitamins, protein and only takes minutes to throw together. Kale and red pepper flakes balance out with creamy white beans and savory chicken broth. Add leftovers to an omelet or toss with cooked pasta.

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Delicious Winter Greens

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, January 16, 2009

Winter Greens

Think outside the bag of lettuce! Dig into some hearty and gorgeous winter greens. Kale, collards, escarole and mustard greens — just to name a few — are at the market waiting for you.

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