EAT MORE KALE? About ten years ago, a small family farm in Vermont had a local t-shirt company design a shirt for them to wear at the farmers market ... all it said was Eat More Kale. The first order was for two shirts - no intention of this shirt going "viral" so to speak... But it did. And, just because corporate America truly stinks sometimes (and yet another reason not to eat at Chik-Fil-A), this past year Chik-Fil-A sued and issued a cease and desist order to stop making these fabulous t-shirts. Do you know any awesome people from Vermont? If so, you can imagine just what this lawsuit did to t-shirt sales...
Down here in North Carolina, it is certainly time to Eat More Kale. Kale is wildly abundant at the farmers markets right now and it is a great crop to grow in your own winter garden. There are so many varieties and they are all good. Using kale in recipes is a great way to keep little hands busy in the kitchen - give them a bunch of kale leaves and allow them to help out by stripping the leaves from the stems. Early in the season, the kale stems are generally thin and not so bitter, but as the weather gets colder, the stems can get a little bit woodier and more bitter so you probably want to compost them or feed them to your dogs for an afternoon snack. (Yup. Even my dogs love kale.)
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
|Easy Potato and Pepper Hash Browns|
This is where I am at with peppers... And yet my garden shows no signs of ending its prolific pepper production. So... why not add some peppers into our grated potato hash browns? Peppers add a lot of extra nutrients and vitamins as well as a punch of color.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
|Amazing Gluten-Free Meatballs|
1.) Tacos. But only on Tuesdays.
2.) Spaghetti and meatballs. No sauce.
Ok... It's a start. I haven't made meatballs in forever and, as my sitter arrived as I was trying to run out the door to work, I forgot just how easy making meatballs can be.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
|Slow Cooker Pumpkin Latte|
I love all things pumpkin. I used to have an unhealthy yearning for the pumpkin lattes from Starbucks ... alas, they are not gluten-free and they cost a million bucks. This is a much better alternative and perfect for wooing some friends over on a cool morning for some chitchat.
Monday, October 8, 2012
|Ratatouille & Sausage Skillet Scramble|
|3 pans ... that's a lot for me!|