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Healthy, Happy, and Hip Winter Kale Salad

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 10 people

Ingredients: 

Salad:

  • Big bowl of raw kale
  • 1 Sweet potato
  • 1/2 Cup walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 Cup raw unsweetened coconut flakes

Dressing:

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar to taste

Directions: 

  1. Start by massaging the kale while shredding until the color brightens.
  2. Roast sweet potato and toast walnuts.
  3. Mix in ingredients.
  4. Mix in dressing.

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Healthy, Happy, and Hip Summer Kale Salad

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 10 people

Ingredients: 

  • Big bowl of shredded kale
  • Pineapple chunks as you like
  • 1 Small cucumber
  • 1/2 Cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Red onion
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Tbl. Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/2 cup Goat Cheese
  • can of Beans
  • Fresh Herbs
  • 1 Avocado

Directions: 

  1. Start by massaging the kale while shredding until the color brightens. 
  2. Mix in ingredients.
  3. Squeeze in juice from the lemon.
  4. Mix in whatever optional ingredients you desire from the list above.

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Brazilian Style Collards

Prep time: 5 minutes

Yields: 6 people

Ingredients: 

  • 2 bunches collard greens 
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: 

  1. Wash collards.
  2. Remove leaves from stems, tear leaves in half and stack into piles 4 leaves thick. Roll the stack tightly, turn to the side and cut carefully into very thin strips. Repeat with all collards. The effect is that the leaves will be shredded.
  3. Mince the garlic.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan and sauté garlic until golden brown, about 30 seconds.
  5. Add collards, salt and pepper and toss quickly for about 3 minutes with tongs or a fork, making sure all greens cook through.
  6. Remove from heat and transfer to serving dish.

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Basic Blanched Greens

Prep time: 5 minutes

Prep notes: Cooking time: 15 minutes

Yields: 4 people

Ingredients: 

  • 1 bunch leafy green (kale, collards, bok choy, chard etc.) 
  • ½ inch water in a pot
  • Umeboshi vinegar
  • Tamari
  • Flax oil

Directions: 

  1. Heat water in a large pot.
  2. Chop or tear greens into bite-size pieces, removing stems.
  3. Chop stems into small pieces.
  4. When water boils, add stems and cook 1 minute.
  5. Add leaves and cook another 3 minutes.
  6. Strain through a colander and transfer to serving dish.
  7. Add a bit of umeboshi, tamari and flax to taste.

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Baby Bok Choy and Shiitakes

Prep time: 8 minutes

Yields: 6 people

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, sliced into strips
  • 4 heads baby bok choy, chopped
  • 6 fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • Sesame seeds, optional

Directions: 

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan.
  2. Add onions, turn heat down and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add shiitakes, bok choy, mirin and tamari.
  4. Cover and cook 3 minutes.
  5. Spread on a flat surface to cool and stop greens from cooking.
  6. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.

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