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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Must-Try Kale Salad Catch Up Post

Life's been happening at quite a clip around here. I'm learning to juggle two kids at two schools and the requisite participation and meetings at both. Sports, birthdays, field trips, yard work, sewing (two Nani Iro shirts to show soon), and an occasional home-cooked dinner are just some of what's going on. Did I mention the vintage, lavender sewing machine that's coming to live with me? Or, that I'm going to Quilt Market in Houston? Oh, and there's the story of my husband, the kidney stones, and the ER. I know you all know how it is. Life.

So, on a good day I actually make dinner. I have to do it early in the day or it doesn't get done. These picture were from a good food day: vegetable soup made by both big and little hands (C's not yet two-and-a-half); figs with feta, honey, and balsamic; kale salad with avocado and tomato; and a slice of sourdough with butter.

I know you won't believe me, but the kale salad is really delicious. Really.

Edit: I talked with the friend that shared this recipe with me and she reminded me that there are two more ingredients. Whoops! I left out fresh, minced garlic and nutritional yeast flakes. You sprinkle the yeast onto the kale before adding the dressing. Just add the garlic as you wish. It really is good.

The Must-Try Kale Salad Recipe:
Kale (One bunch or less, depending on how many and how hungry you are)
1 Avocado
1 Tomato
1 Lemon
Nutritional Yeat
Olive Oil
Bragg's Amino Acids

Wash kale, coarsely chop, and put in bowl. I don't dry it because it doesn't seem to make a difference. Add a little olive oil and toss. Dice an avocado and a tomato and add to the kale. Juice a half of a lemon onto the salad and add a generous squeeze of Bragg's. Toss. Adjust the flavors. You might like more lemon or more Bragg's. My husband prefers traditional soy sauce, but I like the unique flavor of Bragg's. (Note: I googled Bragg's to find a link and fell into the whole soy controversy. For now, I'm going to ignore it and just be happy I'm eating kale.)

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Blogger Cele said...

Soup looks delicious. It's always good to have kids help with cooking :)

Thu Oct 16, 01:45:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Allison said...

Sounds yummy to me, and I have a few avocados that I need to use up. Hmmmm....

Thu Oct 16, 01:48:00 AM PDT  
Blogger The Calico Cat said...

1. just verifying that the photo is not of your kale salad (I recently tried it for the first time & it isn't as bad as I thought it would be...)

2. learn something new everyday - I never heard of the Bragg's controversy... (Something in me really likes a controversy - I blame my mother - she was always in an argument of some type with someone...)

Thu Oct 16, 04:15:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Becky said...

It's true! The kale salad is very tasty.

Thu Oct 16, 09:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Knitsonya said...

I was just at the farmers market and passed over the kale, someone was explaining to another shopper how you can make salads with it and now I have a recipe. And ah, life. That juggling thing is a full time job in and of itself. Can't wait to see the shirts, thanks to you I now know the name Nani Iro.

Thu Oct 16, 09:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

SEE YOU AT QUILT MARKET. We're in booth 1714!

Thu Oct 16, 10:03:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Allison said...

Okay, I tried it last night and loved it! My kids... not so much. =) Thanks!

Mon Oct 20, 12:06:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous celine said...

There is a little less salt in Braggs than in regular soya sauce. I heard of a controversy about soy product but it seems there is a controversy about almost everything nowaday... I like your blog: it is very fresh!

Mon Nov 10, 01:19:00 PM PST  

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