Bacon Kale Pasta

Everywhere I turn lately, kale seems to be the "it" food. Labeled as the "queen of greens" and the "healthiest food on the planet", I had to wonder what all the hype was about. After doing a little research, I was convinced that my diet definitely needed more kale in it. Often times, a gluten-free diet is lower in essential nutrients, and not being one to want to take a multi-vitamin, I try to load up on fruits and veggies instead of processed foods. Since kale is loaded with nutrients and has many health benefits, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try. ...more
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Cooking Lesson: Sauteed Kale with Garlic, Pine Nuts and Currants

By this time of the year my body is really craving something green.  If you don't know about kale yet you need to - 1 cup raw has about 40 calories, enormous amounts of vitamin K, C , B6 and is a great source of Calcium.  I say this all the time: leafy greens are freebies, with almost no calories, so much nutrition, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.  The type of kale you use doesn't matter.  In the video (see below) I used curly kale, which I like to use for sautés, but feel free to experiment with purple kale, lacitino kale or any kale you would like....more

Yummy-licious Kale

It's no secret amongst my friends and family that I do not like to cook. But when I do cook something it is usually very delicious, if I do say so myself. I am a creative cook, I don't follow recipes and I rarely have a specific dish in mind. I simply create dishes based on what is in my refrigerator and pantry. Today's lunch followed that scheme....more

Pickled Peppers and Shallots over Kale, with a Soft-Poached Egg

When I worked at Cayenne in Belfast, we had this duck salad that was always on the menu, or at least, it had been for as long people seemed to remember. It didn’t sound very glamorous, but when I tasted it, boy did I change my mind....more

Detox Berry Smoothie

Another week, another smoothie recipe! Most nutritionists recommend eating berries and dark leafy greens daily, and this is an easy way to get both. Also, I love the extra texture that the rasberries add to the smoothie. Enjoy!Originally posted here: