Why I Am Posting These Recipes

I believe that it is healthier for an individual and for the planet to reduce the consumption of animal products in the human diet. However, I love to eat all kinds of delicious food, and find it really, really difficult to go totally vegetarian. Also, my family protests if I serve too many vegetarian meals in a row. So I am committed to making an effort to move towards a vegetarian diet without wholly doing so. I will post recipes several times a week that represent my philosophy of eating well, eating healthy, eating local. Most recipes will be easy to prepare, as I have a busy life. So I expect my followers to be people who love to cook and eat well, want to try to help the planet through their eating (by eating local foods and trying to reduce the use of meat in our diets), and have many other things to do each day besides cook.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Even if you think you don't like kale, you should try this Krispy Roasted Kale!

Who would have thought that a vegetable with such a strong taste as kale could taste so good?  But this is so good that I swear your kids will eat it!  Something about olive oil, salt and roasting can make just about any vegetable taste good.  Eat this with your fingers.  Great as an after school snack to make your kids get their veggie servings!

1 bunch kale leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Break stems off of kale leaves and tear leaves from thick part of stems as much as possible.  Toss leaves in a roasting pan with olive oil and salt; use your hands to spread the oil and salt over the leaves as much as possible.  Roast for about 10 minutes, then toss and roast another 10 minutes (approximately).  You want the leaves to be crispy but not too burnt.

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